Baku, Azerbaijan, April 28
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
The first European games, to be held in Baku, will be significant and memorable, the association president Gianni Merlo said at the 77th Congress of the International Sports Press Association in Baku on April 28.
In his speech Merlo thanked Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and the Ministry of Youth and Sports for organizing the event.
"Holding such events is an important event in the life of the country," he said.
A video message of the International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach was presented to the congress participants. He regretted that he could not come to the event.
Bach called hosting the Congress of the International Sports Press Association in Baku as an important event.
"This Congress will be fruitful in terms of decision-making," he said.
The Azerbaijan Sport Journalists Association president Eldar Ismayilov said that the Congress, held during the 90-year anniversary of the International Sports Press Association is significant.
More than 250 delegations and observers from 110 countries were registered to participate in the 77th Congress of the International Sports Press Association, which will run until May 1.
Translated by NH
Edited by CN