Baku, Azerbaijan, March 5
By Ilhama Isabalayeva - Trend:
Azerbaijan's sports achievements are growing day by day, Azad Rahimov, Azerbaijani youth and sports minister, told reporters in Baku March 5.
Azerbaijan is a sports country, and a lot of international events are waiting for Azerbaijan in this and following years, he said.
"These events will be celebrations for all sports fans in Azerbaijan," added the minister.
Rahimov also said the Day of Physical Culture and Sports, celebrated today, on March 5, was established by Azerbaijan's great leader Heydar Aliyev in 1995.
He further congratulated everyone on the occasion of this day.
"This holiday is celebrated by all the athletes in Azerbaijan. Various events are being held at the National Park and at sports venues on this occasion," added Rahimov.