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Friday, 25 July 2014 18:29

Press conference held on the Final “Golden Grand Prix” international tournament / PHOTO

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A press conference was held on 25 June at “Sarhadchi” Olympic Sports Center dedicated to the “Golden Grand Prix” international tournament with the participation of AWF 1st Vice President, FILA Bureau Member Namig Aliyev and President of FILA Nenad Lalovic.

At the press conference FILA President Nenad Lalovic said that our country, especially Baku has been rapidly developing since his last visit to Azerbaijan two years ago. “I witnessed many novelties in your capital. I would compare the development of your country to the development of Azerbaijani wrestling. Your attachment to sports, your financial foundation and the development of the federation are all obvious. We are very happy to be in Azerbaijan.”

N.Lalovic noted that Azerbaijan was a professional when it comes to holding high-class sports tournaments and said that the “Golden Grand Prix” international tournament was organized on a high level. NenadLalovic also expressed his views on the special draw held at the European Championship in Finland and said no one was dissatisfied with the new draw method. He said that it was done to provide full transparency among FILA, referees and coaches.

The 1st Vice President of Azerbaijan Wrestling Federation, FILA Bureau Member Namig Aliyev said that the strongest sportsmen from all over the world compete at the Final “Golden Grand Prix” international tournament. The winners of three Grand Prix tournaments held throughout the year, Olympic, world and European champions compete at the tournament.

Mr. Aliyev also noted that some of our leading wrestlers were injured, thus our second team was competing at the tournament. The wrestlers to compete in the upcoming world championship in several weight classes will be defined according to the results of this tournament.

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Ministry of Youth and Sport
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National Olympic Committee
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Fédération Internationale
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