Baku, Azerbaijan, April 5
By Emin Aliyev - Trend:
Traditionally, the most amount of fans will come to Baku from Russia for the Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championship, as this type of sport is extremely popular in Russia, Vice-President of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF), Altay Hasanov said at a press conference in Baku on April 5.
"I cannot speak about the number of tourists from other countries, but I can point out that a number of foreign federations show interest in the new arena," Hasanov said.
With regard to visa issues, Hasanov said that they have applied to relevant structures involved in these issues.
The opening ceremony will be organized at the high level and the relevant work is underway, he added.
Despite the Olympic principle, the federation doesn't want to content itself only with the performances, Hasanov said while answering the journalists' questions about the expectations from the performances of Azerbaijani gymnasts in the new arena.
"We will try to please both the fans and the leadership of the federation," 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 sets of awards in Baku.