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Rajabov 5th in FIDE rankings

02.11.2011 | Readed: 1820

World Chess Federation, FIDE, has announced its latest top ten list, ranking Azerbaijan`s grandmaster Teymur Rajabov 5th.
Other Azeri grandmasters Vugar Hashimov and Shahriyar Mammadyarov are 11th and 18th in the list respectively.
Norwegian Magnus Carlsen tops the FIDE rankings.

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Azeri players beat Georgia in World Youth Chess Olympiad 2011

30.10.2011 | Readed: 2220

Azerbaijani chess players have defeated Georgia in the 7th round of the World Youth Olympiad 2011 in Turkey. Grandmaster Nijat Abbasov and Sujayat Orucov beat Irakli Beradze and Nino Khomeriki respectively, Ulvi Bajarani drew with Shalva Nadirashvili, while Misraddin Isgandarov lost to......

Azeri volleyball teams to have training camps in Turkey

27.10.2011 | Readed: 1902

Azerbaijani volleyball teams Azerrail and Azeryolservice will leave for Antalya, Turkey to have training camps there.
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Azeri woman judoist wins silver at Grand Prix competition in UAE

19.10.2011 | Readed: 1940

Azerbaijani female judo fighter Ramila Yusubova weighing in at 63 kg has garnered a silver medal in the Grand Prix competitions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
She has been beaten by French Clarisse Agbegnenou in the final.{nl}

 

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Azerbaijan`s volleyball club Rabita becomes world champion

18.10.2011 | Readed: 1869

The Azerbaijan women`s volleyball club Rabita faced with Turkish VakifBank in the final of club world championships in Doha, Qatar. The Azerbaijani club has defeated the Turkish VakifBank 3-0 (25:15, 25:18 and 25:9) and became world champion for the first time. The bronze medal went......

Azerbaijan gains 23rd license for London Olympics

11.10.2011 | Readed: 1913

Azerbaijani athlete Layesh Abdullayeva secured license for London Olympics at the international tournament in Georgia. 
It is the second license in track and field athletics for Azerbaijani athletes. The first license was obtained by Dmitry Marshin.

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Four Azerbaijani boxers to step into ring

05.10.2011 | Readed: 2069

The AIBA 2011 Boxing Championships is underway in Azerbaijan's capital Baku. Azerbaijani boxer Heybatulla Hajialiyev has won a boute against Sanjarbek Rakhmonov (Uzbekistan) and became the second Azerbaijani boxer to win the license for the 2012 Olympics in London. Another Azerbaijani......

Serbian women`s volleyball team wins European gold

04.10.2011 | Readed: 2120

Serbia national women`s volleyball team for the first time in history won the European Championship title. Serbia beat Germany by 3-2 (16-25, 25-20, 19-25, 25-20, 15-9) in front of over 8,000 spectators at the Pionir Hall in Belgrade on Sunday. The women`s team thus joined their......

Azerbaijan`s Gadzhialieyev Gayballa to face Egyptian Aly Eslam in Boxing Championship

01.10.2011 | Readed: 2180

The 16th Boxing World Championship will see 32 bouts in 64 kg weight category in the fifth day of the Mundial.
Azerbaijan`s Gadzhialieyev Gayballa will face Egyptian Aly Eslam.{nl}

 

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Press conference held in Baku on Boxing World Championships

27.09.2011 | Readed: 1858

On September 26th a press conference was held at the Heydar Aliyev Sports and Concert Complex on the 16th Boxing World Championships. President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Ching-Kuo Wu said the Championships had been organized at high level. He stressed the importance......

"Our boxers will bravely fight to win medals"

27.09.2011 | Readed: 1867

Last years our boxers have reached great achievements in international competitions. A construction of new administrative building for Azerbaijan Boxing Federation (ABF) will be a new stimulus for our sportsmen, ABF President Kamaladdin Heydarov told journalists in groundbreaking ceremony of the......

Groundbreaking ceremony for administrative building of Azerbaijan Boxing Federation held in Baku

27.09.2011 | Readed: 1915

A groundbreaking ceremony for administrative building of Azerbaijan Boxing Federation (ABF) was held in Baku. President of the Federation Kamaladdin Heydarov, Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov and President of International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu......

Azeri wrestler secures Olympic berth

15.09.2011 | Readed: 1881

Azerbaijani Greco-roman wrestler Saman Tahmasibi weighing in at 84 kg has booked Azerbaijan a spot at the 2012 London Olympic Games, after beating Croatian Nenad Zugaj in the world championship in Istanbul. He ranked 5th in the championship. The Azerbaijan wrestling team has so far......

Azeri grandmasters reach 1/8 round of World Cup

06.09.2011 | Readed: 1805

Azerbaijani grandmasters Vugar Hashimov and Teymur Rajabov have progressed to the 1/8 round of the world cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.
Hashimov and Rajabov qualified for the next round after winning Russian Evgeny Tomashevsky and French Etienne Bacrot respectively.{nl}

 

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Azeri wrestlers win 2 medals in world youth championship

29.07.2011 | Readed: 1915

Azerbaijani wrestlers have grabbed two medals at the world youth championship in Bucharest, Romania.
Eldaniz Azizli weighing in at 55 kg and Rasul Junayev at 66 kg satisfied with bronze medals.
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Azeri FC Karabakh to clash with Belgium Brugge K.V. in Europa League qualifier

23.07.2011 | Readed: 1947

Azerbaijani football club Karabakh will face Belgium Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging in the third qualification round of the UEFA`s Europa League on Thursday.
The return march will be held on August 4.

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Azeri chess team win Russia in 4th round of world team championship

21.07.2011 | Readed: 1973

Azerbaijan national men`s chess team have beaten Russia 3-1 in the 4th round of the world team championship in Ningbo, China. In this round, Vugar Hashimov and Gadir Huseynov defeated Alexander Grischuk and Peter Svidler respectively. Teymur Rajabov drew with Sergey Karjakin, while......

Azeri chess team win India in 2nd round of world team championship

19.07.2011 | Readed: 1849

Azerbaijan national men`s chess team have beaten India 3-1 in the 2nd round of the world team championship in Ningbo, China. In this round, Shahriyar Mammadyarov and Teymur Rajabov defeated Surya Shekhar Ganguly and Pentala Harikrishna respectively. Vugar Hashimov drew with Krishnan......

Azeri FC Karabakh draw with Faroe Islands `s Streymur

16.07.2011 | Readed: 1859

Azerbaijan football club Karabakh have been held to a 1-1 draw by Faroe Islands `s Streymur in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League in Gundadlur Stadium of Torshavn city on Thusday. The Karabkh`s only goal came from Rauf Aliyev in the 11th minute. Arnborn Hansen levelled......

Golden Grand Prix finals commence in Baku

08.07.2011 | Readed: 2002

An international "Gold Grand Prix" wrestling tournament in memory of national leader Heydar Aliyev has today started at the Heydar Aliyev Sport and Concert Complex. The tournament brought together more than 500 wrestlers from 31 countries. The coaches of team are Saipulla Absaidov,......

FC Garabagh make successful start to UEFA Europa League

02.07.2011 | Readed: 1893

Azerbaijani football club Garabagh have beaten Lithuanian Banga 4-0 in the first match of the two-legged qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
Garabagh`s goals came from Rashad Sadigov, Vugar Nadirov (2) and Bakhtiyar Soltanov.
The return match will be held in Baku.

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Azerbaijan wins first license for 2012 Olympic Games in London

24.06.2011 | Readed: 2197

Azerbaijan Hammer thrower Dmitriy Marshin won the first Olympic licenses for participation in 2012 Olympic Games in London. According to the news service for the Ministry of Youth and Sports, at the international tournament in Minsk Dmitriy threw the device to 74.04 meters which brought......

Azeri boxer wins European bronze

24.06.2011 | Readed: 1962

Azerbaijani boxer Heybatulla Hajialiyev weighing in at 64 kg has grabbed bronze medal in the European championship in Ankara, Turkey, after losing to Irish Raymond Moylette. Other Azeri boxers Salman Alizade weighing in at 49 kg and Teymur Mammadov at 91 kg progressed to the final of the......

Young Azeri wrestlers win 6 European medals

24.06.2011 | Readed: 1888

Young Azerbaijani free-style wrestlers have brought home a clutch of six medals, including gold from the European championship in Serbia. Gold medal came from Aslanbek Alborov weighing in at 96 kg. Haji Aliyev, Magomed Muslimov and Aslan Jabishov garnered silvers, while Mirjalal......

Icelander referee to control Banga v Garabagh match

24.06.2011 | Readed: 1848

Icelander referee Thorvaldur Arnason will take charge of Lithuanian Banga and Azerbaijan`s Garabagh match in the first qualification round of the UEFA Europa League.
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Azerbaijan canoe team win European championship

21.06.2011 | Readed: 1855

The Azerbaijan national canoe team have become a winner of the European championship in Belgrade, Serbia. Azerbaijani rowers garnered 2 golds and a silver medals in the tournament. Germany finished second, followed by Romania and Hungary. The tournament brought together rowers......

Azeri chess player play in a draw in Romania tournament

15.06.2011 | Readed: 1835

Azeri grand master Teymur Rajabov drew with Russian Karyakin in Kings Tournament, Medische, Romania. Norwegian Magnus Carlsen and Ukrainian Vassily Ivanchuk also agreed to a draw. American grandmaster Hikam Nakamura beat Romanian Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu. The third round of the......

Azeri judo fighters to compete in Brasilia tournament

15.06.2011 | Readed: 1924

Azerbaijani national judo team will participate in the Grand Slam tournament, due on June 18-19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia. Azerbaijan will be represented by bronze medalist of the World Cup in Tallinn Nijat Shikhalizade, World Cup Winner Ilgar Mushkiyev (both - 60 pts), finalist of the......

Azeri chess player play in a draw in Romania tournament

14.06.2011 | Readed: 1838

Azeri grand master Teymur Rajabov drew with Russian Karyakin in Kings Tournament, Medische, Romania. Norwegian Magnus Carlsen and Ukrainian Vassily Ivanchuk also agreed to a draw. American grandmaster Hikam Nakamura beat Romanian Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu. The third round of the......

Azeri wrestlers win two medals at international tournament in Dagestan

24.05.2011 | Readed: 1893

Azerbaijan`s national freestyle wrestling team have brought home 1 gold and 1 silver medals from the international tournament dedicated to the Ali Aliyev in Makhachkala, Russian Federation. A gold medal came from Sharif Sharifov weighing in at 84 kg. Ashraf Aliyev at 74 kg snatched a......

Azeri judoist claims gold at Baku Grand Prix tournament

08.05.2011 | Readed: 1905

Azerbaijani female judoist Kifayat Gasimova weighing in at 57 kg mounted the highest step on the podium by beating Chinese Hyu Vang during the Judo Grand Prix tournament in Baku. The tournament, which brought together 580 judo fighters from 53 countries, is dedicated to the 88th birthday......

Azeri women chess players to vie for European medals

08.05.2011 | Readed: 1850

Azerbaijani women chess players will compete in the European championship in Tbilisi, Georgia. Azerbaijan`s hopes will be pinned on Zeynab Mammadyarova, Turkan Mammadyarova, Gulnar Mammadova, Narmin Kazimova, Nargiz Umudova, Khayala Abdulla, Narmin Khalafova, Khayala Isgandarova and Narmin......

Azerbaijani judo fighter wins European silver

23.04.2011 | Readed: 1819

Azerbaijani judo fighter Tarlan Karimov weighing in at 66 kg has garnered silver medal in the European championship in Istanbul, Turkey, after losing to Hungarian Miklos Ungvari.

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Azeri free-style wrestlers rank 2nd in medal table of European championship

31.03.2011 | Readed: 1994

The Azerbaijan national free-style wrestling team have ranked second in the medal table of the European championship in Dortmund, Germany. Azeri wrestlers brought home 5 medals, including 2 golds. Gold medals came from Khetag Gazyumov weighing in at 96 kg and Jabrayil Hasanov at 66......

Azerbaijan football team in Brussels

29.03.2011 | Readed: 1828

The Azerbaijan national football team left for Brussels on Saturday as Azeri footballers are going to face Belgium in a European qualifier slated for Tuesday. The team will put up at the Dolce Hotels and Resorts here. The match will take place at the Roi Baudouin......

Hashimov beats Topalov at Amber tournament

20.03.2011 | Readed: 1825

Azerbaijani grandmaster Vugar Hashimov has defeated Bulgarian Veselin Topalov in the 6th round of the Amber 2011 tournament in Monte Carlo.
After 6 rounds, the Azeri grandmaster scored 5.5 points.
Hashimov will next face Russian Sergey Karjakin.

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British Embassy in Baku holds ''500 days to go'' campaign

08.03.2011 | Readed: 1870

The British Embassy in Baku, the Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Youth and Sport co-organized fun runs in Baku marking 500 days to until the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. The British Embassy, the National Olympic Committee (NOC) and the National......

Azerbaijan, Morocco sign cooperation protocol in field of sport and youth

04.03.2011 | Readed: 1848

Azerbaijan and Morocco signed a cooperation protocol in the field of youth and sports. The document was signed as part of Azerbaijani Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov`s visit to Morocco from February 28 to March 3. During the trip, the Azeri Minister met with Moroccan......

Azeri Rabita reach final four of Champions League

04.03.2011 | Readed: 2443

The Azerbaijan women`s volleyball club Rabita have qualified for the final four of the CEV Champions League, after beating Polish Fakro 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-19) in the return game of the 1/6 round in Baku.
Rabita also beat Fakro 3-0 in the first game of the round.

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Azeri grandmaster 9th in FIDE rankings

02.03.2011 | Readed: 1867

World Chess Federation, FIDE, has announced its latest top ten list, ranking Azerbaijan`s Shahriyar Mammadyarov 9th with 2772 points. Other Azeri grandmasters Vugar Hashimov and Teymur Rajabov are 11th and 12th in the list respectively. Indian Viswanathan Anand tops the FIDE rankings......

Futsal EURO 2012 finals taking shape

27.02.2011 | Readed: 1816

Holders Spain, 2010 runners-up Portugal, former champions Russia and Italy, plus Azerbaijan and Slovenia all qualified for next year's finals with a game to spare on Friday. Portugal secured their berth at UEFA Futsal EURO 2012 when they clinched first place in their qualifying round......

Azeri Rabita beat Polish Fakro 3-0

27.02.2011 | Readed: 1914

The Azerbaijan women`s volleyball club Rabita have defeated Polish Fakro 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-20) in the first match of the 1/6 round of the Champions League in Poland.
The return match will be held in Baku next Thursday.

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