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Azerbaijani FC Sumgayit open doors on new stadium

23.09.2013 | Readed: 4913

Azerbaijani FC Sumgayit unveiled their new stadium to the public with the participation of UEFA President Michel Platini and AFFA President Rovnag Abdullayev. Platini then met young footballers of the club. The UEFA President was presented with the......

“Baku Open-2013” Chess Festival kicks off

20.09.2013 | Readed: 4516

The International Chess Festival Baku Open 2013, dedicated to the Independence Day of Azerbaijan, has started today at the AF Hotel near Caspian Sea. The Festival, to run till September 28, is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry and......

Arena Polo World Cup starts in Baku

07.09.2013 | Readed: 4809

The Arena Polo World Cup officially opened in Azerbaijan. Four teams, including Great Britain`s Bentley, USA`s Mont Blanc, Argentinean Chopard and European Baltika will compete in the tournament, whose slogan is "Bringing Polo Home". Chovgan, the original......

Azerbaijani boxers claim 3 European medals in Rotterdam

20.08.2013 | Readed: 5061

Young Azerbaijani boxers have brought home three medals, including two golds from the European Championship in Rotterdam, the Netehrlands. Nasreddin Mammadov weighting in at 56 kg and Javid Guliyev at 64 kg climbed on to the winner`s rostrum after beating......

Young Azerbaijani wrestlers claim 3 world bronze medals

20.08.2013 | Readed: 5078

Young Azerbaijani wrestlers Gadzhimurad Omarov weighting in at 66 kg, Magomed Abdulkhaligov at 84 kg and Ali Magomedabirov at 120 kg have grabbed bronze medals in the world championship in Sofia, Bulgaria. Azerbaijan claimed a total of one gold, one silver......

Azerbaijani FC Garabagh beat Polish Piast

20.07.2013 | Readed: 5156

Azerbaijani Garabagh have defeated Polish Piast 2-1 in the first match of the two-legged second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League in Baku. Garabagh`s goals came from Richard Almeida and Reynaldo Silva. The return game will take place in......

Azeri judo fighter wins bronze at World Summer Universiade

10.07.2013 | Readed: 4970

Azerbaijani judo fighter (81kg) Mammadali Mehdiyev has won bronze medal at the 27th World Summer Universiade, which continues in Kazan, Tatarstan. On his way to semifinal, Mehdiyev beat US, Portuguese, Korean and Czech wrestlers, but was stopped by Japanese......

World Military Football Cup 2013 kicks off in Baku

03.07.2013 | Readed: 4277

 A solemn opening ceremony of the World Military Football Cup 2013 has today been held at Dalga-Arena stadium in Baku. Azerbaijani ministers of Defense and Youth and Sports, as well as delegates from the Azerbaijani National Olympic Committee,......

Azerbaijan win European junior freestyle wrestling championship

21.06.2013 | Readed: 4557

Azerbaijan have topped the medal table of the European junior freestyle wrestling championship in Bar, Montenegro, with a haul of four golds and four bronzes. On the second day of the tournament Teymur Mammadov climbed on to the winner`s rostrum in the 63kg......

Azerbaijani grandmaster becomes World Rapid Chess Champion

11.06.2013 | Readed: 4711

Azerbaijan`s grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov claimed the title of the World Rapid Chess Championship in Russia. In the last day he won 5 games in the row and defeated Ernesto Inarkiev in 15th round. He finished the tournament with 11.5 points out of......

Rabita Baku win silver medal of Champions League

12.03.2013 | Readed: 5083

Vakifbank ISTANBUL landed their second CEV Volleyball Champions League – Women title with a perfect 12-0 record after downing Rabita BAKU in straight sets in tonight`s gold medal match at Burhan Felek Voleybol Salonu in Istanbul. With the 25-17, 25-20 and 25-23......

President of International Olympic Academy pays respect to national leader Heydar Aliyev and Azerbaijani heroes

09.03.2013 | Readed: 5037

On March 7th Isidoros Kouvelos, President of the International Olympic Academy and his accompanying delegation visited the Alley of Honors to lay flowers at the tomb of national leader, founder and architect of modern Azerbaijani state Heydar Aliyev. They......

Azerbaijani Minister of Youth and Sports meets President of International Olympic Committee

09.03.2013 | Readed: 4895

Youth and Sports Minister of Azerbaijan Azad Rahimov met Thursday with visiting President of International Olympic Committee Isidoros Kouvelos Kouvelos noted in the meeting that rapid development of Azerbaijan had a good impression on him. Greece totally......

Azeri chess player ranks 3rd in Cannes Tourney

06.03.2013 | Readed: 4952

Azerbaijani chess player Eltaj Safarly has finished 3rd with 7 points after final round of the 27th International Chess Winter Open at Cannes, France. IM Kore Akshayraj of India beat Donchenko in the final round to bring home the title with 7.5 points,......

Sport community representatives pay respect to memory of national leader

06.03.2013 | Readed: 2804

On March 5th the representative of sport community visited the Alley of Honors to pay respect to the memory of national leader, founder and architect of modern Azerbaijani state Heydar Aliyev. They also put flowers at the grave of prominent ophthalmologist,......

Azerbaijani wrestlers learn rivals for World Cup in Tehran

20.02.2013 | Readed: 3737

Azerbaijani national Greco-roman wrestling team have learned rivals for the World Cup starting in Tehran, Iran on Tuesday.
The draw placed Azerbaijan in the group B with Turkey, Iran, Kazakhstan and Hungary.

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6th International futsal tournament starts in Baku

14.02.2013 | Readed: 4178

The 6th Baku International futsal tournament has kicked off in Azerbaijan`s capital.
The tournament brings together national teams of Azerbaijan, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Latvia and Belarus.

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Azeri wrestlers take 5 medals at international Ankara tournament

12.02.2013 | Readed: 4120

Azerbaijani wrestlers have claimed a clutch of 5 medals including one gold at the 41st International Yasar Dogu Tournament in Ankara, Turkey. The gold medal came from Alexander Gostiyev weighing in at 74 kg. Hettaq Gazyumov weighing in at 96 kg won......

Azeri grandmaster ranks 4th at Moscow Open 2013

12.02.2013 | Readed: 4144

Azerbaijani grandmaster Rauf Mammadov has ranked 4th with 7 points at Moscow Open 2013 international tournament. His teammate grandmaster Gadir Huseynov finished 13th with 6.5 points. Two other Azeri players Sabina Ibragimova and Narmin Kazimova......

Azerbaijan national field hockey team scoop silver of Special Olympics World Games

09.02.2013 | Readed: 3078

Azerbaijan national field hockey team has won the silver medal of the Special Olympics World Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. On the way to the final, the Azeri national team defeated Italians 1:0, Gibraltar 7:1 and draw with the Swedish......

International juniors` wrestling tournament wraps up in Baku

14.01.2013 | Readed: 4649

Baku has today hosted an international juniors` wrestling tournament in memory of Mushfig Isayev, a 20 January martyr, at ABU Arena Sports Complex. Along with Azerbaijani wrestlers, the tournament brought together nearly 150 athletes from Russia, Georgia,......

Azeri chess player makes successful start to international Seville tournament

14.01.2013 | Readed: 4587

Azerbaijani chess player Azer Mirzayev has defeated Spanish Alvaro Rodriguez in a first round of an international chess tournament in Seville, Spain.
The Swiss system tournament brings together 172 chess players.

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Azerbaijan under-19 football team beat Lithuania 3-2

08.01.2013 | Readed: 6417

The Azerbaijan national under-19 football team have defeated Lithuania 3-2 in the first round of the Valentin Granatkin Memorial tournament in Russia.
Azerbaijan will next face Czechia on Monday.

 

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Baku win silver of World Cities Chess Team championship

30.12.2012 | Readed: 4036

According to fide.com, the City of Hoogeveen, Netherlands became World Cities Chess Champion after beating Baku, Azerbaijan 2.5-1.5 in the finals of the knockout tournament 21-28 December 2012 in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Sergei Tiviakov of Hoogeveen......

Azerbaijani Baku chess team advances to semifinal

28.12.2012 | Readed: 2623

Azerbaijani Baku have managed to outclass the Wu Xi team of China 3-1 to reach the semifinal in the World Cities Chess Team Championship in Al Ain, the UAE. In the quarterfinal matches, Baku`s GM Rauf Mammadov outplayed Li Wenliang and Nijat Mammadov beat Fang Yuxiang to give Baku the......

Baku hosts IWF Constitution Modification Congress

13.12.2012 | Readed: 2428

On December 12th the International Weightlifting Federation IWF has held today its Congress for the Modification of the Constitution, Technical and Competition Rules in Baku. The congress brought together about 200 representatives from 100 world......

Azerbaijan to host European Games in 2015 after Olympic Committees vote

09.12.2012 | Readed: 2124

Baku will host the inaugural European Games in 2015 after Olympic Committees voted for its approval in Rome. The capital of Azerbaijan was the sole candidate in the secret ballot that passed with 38 in favour, eight against and three abstaining on......

Azerbaijan take 5 world golds

20.11.2012 | Readed: 2240

Azerbaijani boxers have won 5 gold medals at the World Campionship among students in Baku. The golds came from Salman Alizade weighing in at 49 kg, Samir Mammadov at 56 kg, Shaban Shahpalangov at 60 kg, Tamerlan Abdullayev at 69 kg and Emin Ahmadov at 75 kg. Javid Chalabiyev weighing......

Rabita Baku scores home win to keep on improving

04.11.2012 | Readed: 2274

The Azerbaijan women`s volleyball club Rabita Baku claimed on Thursday their second win in the prelims of the 2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League as they got past Italy`s AsystelCarnaghi VILLA CORTESE in four sets (25-15, 22-25, 25-21, and 25-22) at "Sarhadchi Olympic Centre". The first......

Azeri gymnast wins two medals at Berlin Grand Prix

25.10.2012 | Readed: 2326

Azerbaijani gymnast Lala Yusifova claimed silver and bronze medals at the Grand Prix tournament in Berlin.
She finished second in the club event (27.4 pts) and satisfied with bronze (26.7 pts) in the ribbon competition.

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Azerbaijan national Greco-roman wrestling team rank first in medal table of world championship

07.09.2012 | Readed: 3233

Young Azerbaijani Greco-roman wrestlers finished 1st in the medal table of the world championship in Pattaya, Thailand. Azerbaijani wrestlers Murad Bazarov, Eldaniz Azizli and Jeyhun Aliyev claimed gold in the 50 kg, 55 kg and 66 kg weight categories respectively, while Zaur Mehraliyev won......

Azerbaijani female swimmer Natali Pronina scoop one more silver in Paralympic Games

06.09.2012 | Readed: 2268

In the first round, Azerbaijani swimmer Natali Pronina finished 3rd in the group after timing 1:04.97 seconds in the women`s 100m freestyle. In the final round, Pronina managed to finish 2nd. The winner of the championship is Oksana Savchenko from Russia. Before, N. Pronina won the......

Azeri wrestler Murad Bazarov claims world crown World Championship

05.09.2012 | Readed: 2135

Azeri wrestler Murad Bazarov became the winner of the FILA Junior World Championship in Thailand after beating his Russian rival Artur Labazanov in the final. Azerbaijani wrestler Murad Bazarov (50kg) has defeated all his rivals including Ashkan Hasan Golikiani (Iran), Jin Hyeok Jeon......

Azerbaijan claims Paralympic long jump bronze

05.09.2012 | Readed: 2022

Azerbaijani athlete Huseyn Hasanov has clinched bronze medal in the men`s long jump event at the Paralympic Games in London.
Hasanov secured the medal after jumping to 6.53m in the second attempt.

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Azerbaijani judo fighter wins Paralympic bronze

02.09.2012 | Readed: 2315

Azerbaijani judo fighter Ilham Zakiyev has claimed bronze medal in the men`s over 100kg weight category at the Paralympic Games in London.
Two-time Olympic champion, Zakiyev secured the medal after beating Brazil`s Wilians Silva.

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Neftchi club of Baku qualifies for UEFA Europa League group stage

01.09.2012 | Readed: 2378

Neftchi have become the first soccer club in Azerbaijan's history to qualify for the group stage of the UEFA Europa League after securing a stunning 3-1 away win over Cypriot APOEL Nicosia in the second game of a two-legged qualifying encounter. Neftchi's goals came from Javid......

Azerbaijan take second Paralympic gold as female judo fighter Sultanova triumphs

01.09.2012 | Readed: 2129

Azerbaijani female judo fighter Afag Sultanova weighing in at 57 kg has earned the country a second gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Sultanova secured the medal thanks to a victory over Brazilian Lucia da Silva Teixeira with ippon.

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Paralympic Flame arrives in London ahead of opening ceremony

31.08.2012 | Readed: 2394

The spectacular curtain-raiser is set to trigger the start of the 2012 Paralympic Games with Great Britain's athletes hoping to continue the summer of success. After making its way through Piccadilly Circus and down Regent Street - one of the capital's most popular shopping......

2012 World Chess Olympiad is officially open

29.08.2012 | Readed: 2069

The opening ceremony of the World Chess Olympiad took place at the WOW Convention center in Istanbul.  FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Turkish Minister of Youth and Sports Suat Kilic, and the Turkish Chess Federation President Ali Nihat Yazici greeted the participants and addressed the......

Azerbaijani flag raised at Paralympic village in London

29.08.2012 | Readed: 2036

The Azerbaijan flag raising ceremony was held on Sunday at the London's Paralympic village in Stratford, three days before of the opening of the 15th Paralympic Games in London (August 29 to September 9, 2012).  The flag raising ceremony began with a musical theatre performance to......

Azerbaijani athletes conquer Pamirs

25.08.2012 | Readed: 2303

The expedition team comprised of the athletes of the Air and Extreme Sports Federation of Azerbaijan (FAIREX) successfully completed the ascent of Lenin Peak (7.134 m) in the Pamirs. The expedition was led by the head of "Extreme" sports club of FAIREX Azerchin Muradov. The ascent to the......

Azerbaijani Paralympians leave for London

24.08.2012 | Readed: 2056

On August 23rd Azerbaijani Paralympic team left for London to test their strength at the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games. The Azerbaijani delegation was solemnly seen off by President of the National Paralympic Committee Ilgar Rahimov, heads of sport federations and sport fans.  A total of......


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