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Azerbaijan successfully implements sport policy: Minister (UPDATED 3)

Society Materials 24 December 2009 18:45 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijan is successfully implementing the sport policy this year and 619 medals that the Azerbaijani athletes have won so far, testifies for it, Azerbaijani Youth and Sports Minister Azad Rahimov said at the annual awards ceremony today.
Azerbaijan successfully implements sport policy: Minister (UPDATED 3)

EDITOR's NOTE: Details were added in the nineteenth paragraph

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 24 / Trend M.Aliyev /

Azerbaijan is successfully implementing the sport policy this year and 619 medals that the Azerbaijani athletes have won so far, testifies for it, Azerbaijani Youth and Sports Minister Azad Rahimov said at the annual awards ceremony today.

According to Rahimov, Azerbaijan will hold outstanding sport events, including the Youth Olympic Games and sport competitions between the Black Sea region's countries.

At present, a number of Olympic complexes are being built in the country, Rahimov said

Araz club was awarded the best team of the year. The best intellectual team of 2009 is the national chess team.

The best referee is Faiq Hasanov

The Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation is the best federation of 2009

The best coach is Firdovsi Umudov(chief coach on free style fight )

Neftchi is the best sport organization of 2009

The Ministry has also announced other best awards

The best organizer of sports programs is the Public television

The best sports journalist is Tural Khudiyev (Space TV)

The best sports information agency is Azerisport Agency

The best athletes are Farid Mansurov, Elnur Mammadli, Teymur Rajabov (upon survey by day.az)

Active veteran-athlete is Mamed Guseinov (weightlifting)

The best sports historian is Dilgem Guliyev 

The best sports publication is Youth and Sports Ministry monthly magazine

Active children's sports school is Lankaran sports school

The best gym is the Sports and Concert Complex named after Heydar Aliyev

The most active sports projects promoter is AZTV.

The ministry announced the best sportsmen of 2009. They include Farid Mansurov (Greco-Roman wrestling), Alija Garayeva (gymnastics), Elmar Gasimov (judo), Ramil Guliyev (athletics), Nizami Pashayev (weightlifting), Maria Stadnik (wrestling), Vugar Gashimov (chess), Rashad Ahmadov (Taekwondo ), Valentina Demyanenko (rowing) and Hussein Hasanov (Paralympic sports)

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