BAKU READY TO ACCEPT STRONGEST WRESTLERS OF THE WORLD
At the March 19 sitting in the ministry of youth, sports and tourism of Azerbaijan, the organizing committee on preparation for this important competition reported. As the first vice-president of Wrestling Federation of Azerbaijan Javanshir Gurbanov informed, the basic part of work has been done, places of residing and trainings of sportsmen determined, the Sports -Concert Complex after Heydar Aliyev is ready to accept sportsmen. The prize-winning fund is determined also at 120 thousand US dollars, which will be allocated by sponsors of contests.
Summing up the sitting, minister of youth, sports and tourism Abulfaz Garayev noted that the capital of our country again becomes a place of carrying out of so large competition. In due time, the management of Wrestling Federation has addressed the National Olympic Committee and the Ministry with the offer to carry out the said competition which has been maintained. In these competitions, Europe will be presented by Russia, South America - Cuba, Northern America - Canada, Asia - Iran, Africa - the Republic of South Africa. All of them, including nationals of Azerbaijan will compete for the title of the strongest of the world. All management of the International and European Wrestling Federations will arrive to Baku. The competitions are supposed to be transited on "Eurosports" channel, the Minister said.
The Azerbaijan team includes sportsmen who have won licenses to Athens. Among them - the winner of the Sydney Olympiad Namig Abdullayev (55 kg), world champion Arif Abdullyaev (60 kg), the finalist of the championship of Europe Elman Askarov (66 kg), Elnur Aslanov (74 kg), Rustam Agayev (96 kg).