Minister: Over 12 Azerbaijani sportsmen and three referees to attend first Summer Youth Olympic Games (PHOTOS)
Azerbaijan, Baku, August 6 / Trend M. Aliyev /
About 12 sportsmen and three referees from Azerbaijan will attend the first Summer Youth Olympic Games, Youth and Sports Minister Azad Rahimov said at a press-conference on preparations for the Olympics.
The first summer Youth Olympic games will be held in Singapore August 14-26, 2010.
"Azerbaijani athletes will compete in six kinds of sport - wrestling, boxing, rowing, tae kwon do, judo, weightlifting," Minister said.
He said that the Azerbaijani team on Friday will leave for Singapore.
Over 3,500 athletes on 29 kinds of sport will compete in Singapore. Each type has its own age group: 15-16 years, 16-17 years or 17-18 years. The number of kinds of sport in the program is identical to the program for the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012.