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Cadet World Championship starts in Baku

23.08.2012 | Readed: 2139

An opening ceremony of the 2012 Cadet World Championship was held here Tuesday. A video about performance of Azerbaijani athletes at the 30th London Olympics was shown Prior to the ceremony. Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport Ismayilov touched upon......

Azerbaijani Olympians welcomed at Heydar Aliyev International Airport

16.08.2012 | Readed: 1969

Azerbaijani athletes, participants of the XXX Summer Olympic Games in London returned home this morning. Athletes were welcomed by members of the public and sports federations and their families at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku. Azerbaijani athletes returned home with a......

Azerbaijan 30th in London ranking, 15th in Europe and 5th among CIS countries

15.08.2012 | Readed: 2152

Azerbaijan has completed the Olympic Games with two gold, two silver and six bronze awards ranking 30th in the 30th Summer Olympic Games. According to the results, Azerbaijan is 15th among European countries and 5th among post-Soviet countries in London. Among Turkic speaking......

BBC: London 2012: Olympic flag arrives in Rio de Janeiro

14.08.2012 | Readed: 2056

The official flag of the Olympics has arrived in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, the host city of the next Games.{nl}Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes waved the flag after stepping off the plane with other officials and Brazilian athletes who competed in London.{nl}The flag was handed......

Azerbaijani wrestlers claim Olympic crown Olympic gold as wrestler Sharifov triumphs

12.08.2012 | Readed: 2191

Azerbaijan have added gold to their medal haul at London Olympics as freestyle wrestler Toghrul Asgarov has beaten Russian Besik Kudukhov in the men`s 60kg event final.{nl}Azerbaijani freestyle wrestler Sharif Sharifov weighing in at 84 kg has earned Azerbaijan a second gold medal at the......

Azerbaijani boxer wins Olympic bronze

11.08.2012 | Readed: 1981

Boxer Teymur Mammadov has added bronze to Azerbaijan`s medal haul at the London Olympics.
He secured the medal after losing to Italian Clemente Russo in the men`s 91kg semifinal bout.

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Empire State Building lit up with colours of Azerbaijani flag

10.08.2012 | Readed: 2074

The tallest skyscraper in New York - the legendary Empire State Building on August 8 was lit up with colours of the State flag of Azerbaijan. According to the Empire State Building's website, this way it welcomes the national teams competing in the London Olympics. Every evening, the......

Azerbaijan claim wrestling bronze in London

10.08.2012 | Readed: 2091

Azerbaijan have added another bronze to their medal haul at London Olympics as Yuliya Ratkevich defeats Russia`s Valeria Zholobova in the women`s 55kg division.

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Female wrestler Stadnyk earns Azerbaijan Olympic silver

09.08.2012 | Readed: 1988

Azerbaijan have claimed silver in the women`s 48kg Olympic wrestling event in London as Mariya Stadnyk loses to Japanese Hitomi Obara in the gold-medal bout.

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Empire State Building to light up with Azerbaijan`s flag

04.08.2012 | Readed: 2027

New York`s famed Empire State Building will light up with the national flag of Azerbaijan on August 8. The Empire State Building is honoring nations competing in London by shining its world-famous tower lights in different colors each night to match the country`s flags. Each of the tower`s......

Azerbaijani rower reaches final at London Olympics

02.08.2012 | Readed: 2019

Azerbaijani rower Aleksander Aleksandrov has qualified for the final in the men`s single sculls 2000 m at the London Olympic Games.
He ranked 3rd in the group after timing 7 min 20 seconds.

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Azeri Boxer Magomedrasul Mejidov reaches next round of Olympic tournament

02.08.2012 | Readed: 2169

XXX Summer Olympic Games is continuing in the capital of Great Britain. The current world champion Azeri boxer Magomedrasul Mejidov held his first match in Men's Super Heavy (+91kg) in Olympic tournament. The boxer faced with Congolese athlete Meji Mwanba in the stage of Round......

Azerbaijani Olympic garb goes on sale in London

27.07.2012 | Readed: 2228

Azerbaijani Olympic uniform has gone on sale in London, according to the Ministry of Youth and Sport. The Ministry said the uniform, designed by Italian firm Ermanno Scervino, is available to buy at the company`s store on the Long Street. According to the company`s spokesman, several......

Azerbaijani flag raised in London Olympic village

26.07.2012 | Readed: 2300

A flag-raising ceremony of the Azerbaijan Olympic delegation was held at 15:30 local time in London's Olympic village.  Members of the Azerbaijani delegation, including Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov, his deputy - Ismayil Ismayilov, Vice-President of the National Olympic......

Azerbaijani athletes` first delegation leaves for London

25.07.2012 | Readed: 2100

The first delegation of Azerbaijani athletes left for London to participate in 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad. At the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, the athletes were seen off by Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Ismayil Ismayilov, chief of the......

Draw ceremony of FIFA U-17 Women`s World Cup Azerbaijan held

07.07.2012 | Readed: 2003

On July 6th a draw ceremony of the FIFA U-17 Women`s World Cup Azerbaijan 2012 took place in the International Mugham Center here. A video on Azerbaijan was demonstrated in the ceremony. Addressing the ceremony, Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the FIFA U-17 Women`s......

Teimour Radjabov claimed third in Tal Memorial tournament

20.06.2012 | Readed: 2117

The 7th International Tal Memorial has come to an end.{nl}Teimur Rajabov claimed third place with a draw against Hikaru Nakamura (USA) in an incredibly close finale. As a whole, Azerbaijani grand master finished the tournament with 5 scores. The second place winner Caruana secured 5......

Azerbaijani chess grand master to compete in Tal Memorial tournament

09.06.2012 | Readed: 2278

Azerbaijani chess grand master Teymur Rajabov will compete in annual Tal Memorial in Moscow.{nl}The tournament, founded in 2006, honors the memory of the former World Champion Mikhail Tal who died in 1992.{nl}The 7th Mikhail Tal Memorial will take place from 7th to 19th June. Eight......

Young Azerbaijani chess player claims world crown

09.05.2012 | Readed: 2059

Azerbaijani Under-13 chess player Gunay Mammadzade has become world champion in Romania. She secured the title after gaining 7.5 points. Her teammate Narmin Mammadova won silver with 7 points. In the girls` Under-15 event, Azerbaijan`s Khatin Bagirova won silver, while Ayten Amirayeva took......

Azerbaijan`s national team in judo becomes winner in Grand Prix in Baku

08.05.2012 | Readed: 3835

The Grand prix in judo ended at the Serhedchi Olympic Sport Center.  With 19 awards including six gold, five silver and eight bronze ones, the national team of Azerbaijan took the first place among teams. Japan is second and Georgia is third. Tural Safguliyev (81 kg), Elkhan......

Chelsea beat Liverpool to win FA Cup

05.05.2012 | Readed: 1997

Chelsea's FA Cup final talisman Didier Drogba was the match-winner once more as they overcame Liverpool to lift the trophy at Wembley. Drogba's goal early in the second half - his fourth in this Wembley showpiece - proved decisive as the remarkable turnaround in......

Azerbaijani wrestlers to vie for Olympic berth in Finland

02.05.2012 | Readed: 1931

Azerbaijani wrestlers will compete in an Olympic qualifying tournament starting in Vantaa, Finland, on Friday. The national squad includes freestyler Mahmud Mahammadov weighing in at 55 kg and Greco-roman wrestlers Vitaly Rahimov at 66 kg and Masud Hashimzade at 120 kg. In the......

Norwegian swimming champion Alexander Dale Oen dies

01.05.2012 | Readed: 2093

Norwegian swimming champion Alexander Dale Oen has died in the US, aged 26, Norway's swimming federation says.He was found collapsed in a shower late on Monday after training in Flagstaff, Arizona, Norwegian media say. Officials said he had suffered a cardiac arrest.Emergency......

Ten-man Chelsea stun Barcelona to reach final

25.04.2012 | Readed: 2016

Ten-man Chelsea produced an astonishing comeback to recover from 2-1 down and beat defending champions Barcelona 3-2 in a scarcely believable Champions League semifinal at the Camp Nou on Tuesday.Chelsea began the night with a slender 1-0 lead from the first leg and looked doomed when John......

Azerbaijani free style wrestler wins gold at European qualifying tournament

22.04.2012 | Readed: 2084

Azerbaijani wrestler Togrul Asgarov weighing in at 60 kg has claimed the gold medal at the European Olympic qualifying tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria. He secured the medal after beating Bulgarian Anatoliy Guynea. Yesterday Asgarov booked a spot at the 2012 London Olympic Games after......

Azerbaijan`s National Olympic Committee, Procter&Gamble ink partnership agreement

21.04.2012 | Readed: 2131

Chingiz Huseynzade , Vice President of Azerbaijan\'s National Olympic Committee and Kaan Baral, Procter&Gamble general manager for Caucasus signed a partnership agreement.

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Half million signatures collected to support Baku-2020 project

17.04.2012 | Readed: 2102

The signature collecting campaign launched a month ago to support the bid of Baku to host Olympics and Paralympics 2020 has already involved 500,000 persons. The day when the campaign carried out by the Azerbaijani Student Youth Organizations' Union collected a half million signature......

Baku "offers new sustainable hosting model for Games"

15.04.2012 | Readed: 2143

2012 - Baku 2020 offers the Olympic Movement a new, sustainable model of hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games, delegates at the ANOC General Assembly in Moscow heard. The First Lady of Azerbaijan, Mehriban Aliyeva, speaking to the 1,000 delegates gathered at the city`s World Trade......

Azeri weightlifters win 2 gold medals at European championship

13.04.2012 | Readed: 2023

Two Azerbaijani weightlifters claimed gold medals at the European championship in Antalya, Turkey.
The medals came from Boyanka Kostova weighting in at 58 kg and Afgan Bayramov at 69 kg.

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National campaign to support Olympic bid Baku 2020 launched

15.03.2012 | Readed: 2014

A news conference on the start of the campaign of national support to Baku bid for hosting 2020 Olympic Games has been held today.{nl}The event was attended by 2004 Olympic Champion in Greco-Roman wrestling Farid Mansurov, Olympic champion 2000 in trap shooting Zemfira Meftahatdinova, as......

Azerbaijani wrestlers win two gold medals in Serbia

13.03.2012 | Readed: 1954

Azerbaijani wrestlers have won two gold and four bronze medals at the European Greek-Roman and Freestyle Wrestling Championships for women and men in Belgrade, Serbia.  Togrul Asgarov has won gold in the 60 kg weight category, while Greek-Roman style wrestler Elchin Aliyev grabbed gold in......

Azeri judoist claims bronze at Grand Prix tournament in Germany

21.02.2012 | Readed: 1888

Azerbaijani judoist Elnur Mammadli weighing in at 81 kg the grabbed bronze medal at the Grand Prix tournament held in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Azerbaijan was represented by 9 judoists at the tournament.

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Azeri chess grandmaster to compete in Vladimir Petrov Memorial

18.02.2012 | Readed: 1905

Azerbaijan`s Shahriyar Mammadyarov will join the world`s top chess grandmasters in a race to emerge victorious at Vladimir Petrov Memorial 2012 in Jurmala, Latvia. Mammadyarov will play Spanish Alexei Shirov, Russian Alexander Morozevich and Ukrainian Vassily Ivanchuk in the tournament`s......

Zambia win Africa Cup of Nations after dramatic penalty shoot out

12.02.2012 | Readed: 2063

Zambia lifted the Africa Cup of Nations Sunday after beating the Ivory Coast 8-7 in a dramatic penalty shoot out in the final in Libreville.Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba missed a penalty in the second half of regulation play as the match ended scoreless after extra time.Both......

Baki to face Russian Omichka in 1/4 round of Challenge Cup

11.02.2012 | Readed: 1985

Azerbaijani women`s volleyball club Baki will face Russian Omichka in the 1/4 round of the Challenge Cup tournament. 
The first match will be held in Russia, while the return match in Baku.

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Azerbaijani grand master wins opener at Gibraltar festival

26.01.2012 | Readed: 1936

Azerbaijani grand master Shahriyar Mammadyarov has made a winning start to his Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival campaign after beating a Brazilian opponent. Mammadyarov defeated Molina Roberto Junio Brita in the first round of the tournament`s Masters event. The Azeri grand master......

Ninety-Five percent of Azerbaijan supports Baku bid for 2020 Olympic Games

24.01.2012 | Readed: 2095

According to a nationwide survey, 95 per cent of people in Azerbaijan support the Baku 2020 bid, and 93 per cent of respondents believe that hosting the Games in Baku would have a positive impact on sport throughout the country. TNS Global research company conducted a survey according to......

Azeri Rabita reach Champions League`s next round

20.01.2012 | Readed: 2051

The Azerbaijan women`s volleyball club Rabita have qualified for the next round of the Champions League, after beating French Mulhouse 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-17) in the last game of the group in France.
Rabita finished second in the group with 15 points.

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Azeri Rabita defeats German Dresdner

12.01.2012 | Readed: 2015

Azerbaijan`s women volleyball club Rabita have defeated German Dresdner 3-0 (25:17, 25:17, 25:16) in the match of the fifth round of the Champions League.
Rabita made it to the top of the League table with 12 points.

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Azerbaijani grandmaster ranks 3rd in World Mind Games

16.12.2011 | Readed: 2130

Azerbaijani grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov has finished 3rd in the World Mind Games blitz tournament in Beijing, China. Mammadyarov scored 10 points. French Maxime Vachier-Lagrave claimed the title of the tournament, followed by Russian Alexander Grischuk. Another Azeri......

Azerbaijan`s grandmasters join chess competition in Beijing

11.12.2011 | Readed: 2040

Azerbaijan's international grandmasters Vugar Gashimov (2757) and Shakhriyar Mammadyarov (2733) take part in the SportAccord World Mind Games 2011, which kicked off on Friday in Beijing. The game between two famous players - the Azerbaijani Shahriyar Mammadyarov and Sergey Karyakin......

Azerbaijan beats Armenia at European Chess Championship

05.11.2011 | Readed: 2010

The 2nd round of European Chess Championship wrapped up in Porto Carras, Greece. Azerbaijani men's team played with Armenia and won a landslide victory with a score of 3-1. The first game between Teymur Rajabov and Levon Aronyan ended with a draw. The game ended on the 26th move.......


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