Federation president: Holding World Fencing Championship in Baku is significant for Azerbaijan (PHOTOS)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Apr. 1 / Trend M.Aliyev /
Holding the World Fencing Championship in Baku is significant for Azerbaijan,
Azerbaijan i Fencing Federation President Nazim Ibrahimov told journalists April 1.
"Such championships contribute to fencing development in Azerbaijan," he said.
Roughly 1,565 athletes from 87 countries are expected to participate in the event April 2-10.
The championship will open at the Heydar Aliyev Sports Complex April 2 at 6:00 p.m.
International Fencing Federation's General Assembly held a meeting in Baku April 1. Over 100 federation representatives discussed the federation's 2010 budget and other issues.
An increased budget and more support for regional federations are expected, International Fencing Federation President
Alishir Usmanov said.
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