Baku, Azerbaijan, April 5
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
All necessary conditions have been created at the National Gymnastics Arena where the Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championship will be held from June 13 to June 15, Vice-President of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF), Altay Hasanov said at a press conference in Baku on April 5.
Hasanov thanked Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev for construction of such a beautiful building.
President of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation, Mehriban Aliyeva, heads the Organizational Committee of the upcoming championship.
"The working group at the Organizational Committee has been subdivided into a number of units such as the units on accomodation, marketing, volunteers, health services, security services, as well as the units responsible for the course of the competition, and the unit to work with the media," Altay Hasanov said.
The delegations will be accomodated in the sports village to be located near the new arena," AGF vice-president said.
Hasanov went on to note that the arena will be divided into two parts during the competition. There will be one carpet at the first part and 11 more training carpets at the second.
Teams will get qualifications for the First European Games based on the results of the Championship.
Altay Hasanov thanked all the partners of the upcoming European Championship for cooperation.
"I want to say to the fans that the games will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the beautiful National Gymnastics Arena. Our gymnasts need more support from the fans. I call on all fans to support our athletes in these competitions," Hasanov said.
The Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championship will be held in Baku from June 13 to June 15. About 33 countries have made bids for participation in the championship.
Some 258 gymnasts will compete for 9 sмets of awards in Baku.