Baku, Azerbaijan, April 28
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
The 77th Congress of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) will promote the first European games "Baku-2015", Azerbaijani Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov told media on April 28.
He stressed that 90 years of AIPS establishment is being celebrated today. Holding such an event is very important for sports journalists and Azerbaijan.
"First of all, Azerbaijan hosts various world and European championships," he said. "Azerbaijani athletes receive numerous medals in various sports competitions. The most important thing is that the first European games will be held in Baku in June 2015."
It is important for Azerbaijan to gather the elite of the world sports journalism, to hold the congress in Baku, to show them the city and to familiarize them with the preparation for the European games.
"This will enliven the European games," he added. "I believe that after leaving Baku all these journalists will stress the conducted work, and the sports achievements in their articles. An important thing is that more than 300 journalists from 108 countries will return as true friends of Azerbaijan."
Translated by NH
Edited by CN