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Azerbaijan’s Capital Baku Bids for 2020 Summer Olympic Games

February 15, 2012

Feb. 15 (Bloomberg) -- The capital of the oil-rich former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan, Baku, formally bid for the 2020 Olympics.

The International Olympics Committee has already received Baku’s application, the Azeri organizing committee for the 2020 Olympics said on its Twitter Inc. account yesterday.

Baku will play host to the Eurovision song contest this year.

--Editor: Zoe Schneeweiss

To contact the reporter on this story: Zulfugar Agayev in Baku at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Hellmuth Tromm at

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