Azerbaijani gymnast Durunda reaches World Cup final

23.07.2016 [17:34]
Azerbaijani gymnast Marina Durunda has today qualified for the final in ribbon event at the World Cup in Baku. Durunda ranked 5th with 18,500 points behind Margarita Mamun (19,530), Yana Kudryavtseva (19,300), Aleksandra Soldatova (19,000) ...

Azerbaijani gymnast into World Cup final [UPDATED ]

22.07.2016 [19:23]
Azerbaijani gymnast Marina Durunda has today qualified for the World Cup final. Durunda ranked 5th with 18,450 points performing with ball. ...

24 Azerbaijani athletes to compete at 15th Paralympic Games

22.07.2016 [16:30]
“Azerbaijan’s 24 Paralympic athletes will vie for medals at the 15th Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,” said President of Azerbaijan National Paralympic Committee Ilgar Rahimov at a press conference. He noted the Azerbaijani Paralympic athletes earned 41 berths in 6 sports ...

Ilham Zakiyev to be Azerbaijan’s flag-bearer at Paralympic Games

22.07.2016 [12:07]
“Judo fighter Ilham Zakiyev will be Azerbaijan’s flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the Summer Paralympic Games 2016 in Rio, Brazil,” said President of the Azerbaijan National Paralympic Committee Ilgar Rahimov. ...

Romania, Belarus canoe teams banned from Olympics for doping

16.07.2016 [19:33]
The International Canoe Federation has banned sprint teams from Romania and Belarus from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for widespread doping, according to ABC News. The ICF says its executive board imposed one-year suspensions for both ...

Azerbaijani judo team name squad for Rio 2016

09.07.2016 [19:17]
Azerbaijani judo team have named the squad for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. In 60kg weight category Orkhan Safarov will vie for the Olympic medals, while in 100kg class Elmar Gasimov will be the country’s medal hope ...

Azerbaijani athlete claims European bronze

09.07.2016 [18:55]
Azerbaijani athlete Anna Skidan has won a bronze medal at the European Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Skidan brought home the medal after 73,83m result in the hammer throw event ...

Teymur Mammadov to be Azerbaijan`s flag-bearer at Rio 2016 Olympics

01.07.2016 [15:43]
“Azerbaijan`s boxer Teymur Mammadov will be Azerbaijan`s flag-bearer at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics,” said Vice-president of the Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee Chingiz Huseynzade. Huseynzade noted that Mammadov will be officially inaugurated in this position a week before the opening of the Olympic Games ...

Azerbaijani boxer reaches final at World Olympic Qualification Event

24.06.2016 [16:15]
Azerbaijani boxer Teymur Mammadov at 81kg weight category has qualified for the final of the World Olympic Qualification Event in Baku. Mammadov was announced the winner of the formal match as his Russian rival Petr Khamukov missed ...

Azerbaijani boxer to battle for final and Olympic berth

24.06.2016 [14:37]
Azerbaijani boxer Rufat Huseynov at 49kg weight class will lock horns with Mexican Joselito Velazquez Altamirano in the semifinal of the AIBA World Olympic Qualification Event in Baku. The winner of the fight will earn the right to compete in the Rio 2016. ...

Azerbaijani boxer one step closer to Olympic berth

21.06.2016 [21:51]
Azerbaijani boxer Teymur Mammadov (81kg) has defeated Georgian Lago Kiziriya in the 1/16 round of the AIBA World Olympic Qualification Event in Baku. The World Olympic Qualification Event began on Thursday afternoon in Baku, with the preliminary rounds already throwing ...

Boxing qualifying tournament for Rio 2016 Olympics kicks off in Baku

16.06.2016 [19:03]
A world boxing qualifying tournament for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics has today started in Baku. The tournament brings together 469 boxers from 105 countries. Azerbaijan`s hopes will be pinned on Rufat Huseynov (49kg), Kamran Shahsuvarli ...

Azerbaijani female wrestlers embark on training camp in Ukraine

09.06.2016 [20:47]
Azerbaijani female wrestlers are on a training camp in Ukraine as they are gearing up for the Rio 2016 Olympics. The squad includes 6 wrestlers. The camp will last till June 17. ...

Six Azerbaijani judo fighters to vie for Olympic medals

01.06.2016 [20:21]
Azerbaijan’s judo squad at the Rio-2016 Summer Olympic Games will include six fighters. Medal hopes are Nijat Shikhalizade (66kg), Rustam Orujov (73kg), Mammadali Mehdiyev (90kg), and Ushangi Kokauri (+100kg) ...

Ruslan Lunev to represent Azerbaijan at Rio -2016 Olympic Games

31.05.2016 [10:30]
Azerbaijani shooter Ruslan Lunev will represent the country at the Rio-2016 Olympics. As was reported earlier, Azerbaijan has received a wildcard invitation from the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) to send Ruslan Lunev ...

Ukrainian athletes win 156 licenses to participate in summer Games

18.05.2016 [10:33]
Ukraine has already received 156 licenses in 25 sports for participation in the summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro through May 2016. According to the report of the Ministry of youth and sports of Ukraine, the Minister of youth and sport Igor Zhdanov at the meeting of the staff of the Olympic training visited ...

Azerbaijan’s triathlon athlete seals Olympic berth

16.05.2016 [18:33]
Azerbaijani triathlon athlete Rostislav Pevtsov has qualified for the Rio-2016 Summer Olympic Games as the International Triathlon Union (ITU) sent a letter of confirmation to Azerbaijan Triathlon Federation ...

Azerbaijan’s Chunayev qualifies for Rio-2016

06.05.2016 [19:44]
Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestler Rasul Chunayev has booked a spot at the Rio-2016 Summer Olympic Games. Chunayev secured the Olympic berth after reaching the 66kg final in the second Olympic Games World Qualifying Tournament 2016 in Istanbul ...

Brazil ready to host Rio Olympic Games

29.04.2016 [23:29]
International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission Chair Nawal El Moutawakel has backed Brazil and the Brazilians to deliver successful Olympic Games this August at the close of the 10th and final IOC Coordination Commission visit to Rio de Janeiro (11-13 April 2016) ...