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Saturday, 04 May 2013 10:49

Opening ceremony of the “Nakhchivan Cup” was held

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The “Nakhchivan Cup” traditional international junior Greco-Roman wrestling tournament dedicated to the 90th birthday of the National Leader HeydarAliyev is held in Nakhchivan Sports Olympic Complex.

Firstly, the members of the organizational committee of the tournament – representatives of the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Ministry of Youth and Sports of Nakhchivan AR and the Republic of Azerbaijan, the first Vice-President of AWF NamikAliyev, Secretary General of AWF, Olympic referee AjdarJafarov, Olympic champions NamikAbdullayev, FaridMansurov, ToghrulAsgarov and Sharif Sharifov visited the monument to the National Leader HeydarAliyev in Nakhchivan City, commemorated the great leader and placed wreaths before the monument.

The official opening ceremony of the tournament was held afterwards.

The First Vice-President of the AWF Mr. NamikAliyev welcomed the participants of the tournament in the ancient Nakchivan city, the beautiful land of our Motherland. He noted that the sports policy of our country is being successfully implemented and said that the care and attention the head of the country, president of the National Olympic Committee IlhamAliyev, attaches to sports and sportsmen have played a significant role in the growing achievements of our sportsmen.

The Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Mr. VasifTalibovnoted that major infrastructural projects are being carried out in sports field, as well as all the other spheres in the country. He said that the sports policy founded by the national leader HeydarAliyev is being successfully continued today. Mr. VasifTalibov wished fair competition to the sportsmen and announced the tournament open.

The First Vice President of Azerbaijan Wrestling Federation Mr. NamikAliyev presented Mr. VasifTalibov, the chairman of Nakhchivan AR, the gold medal and honorary diploma of FILA for his contribution into the development of wrestling in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.

The opening ceremony then continued with an entertainment part. The audience enjoyed the outstanding performance by Eldar and Nigar, who had successfully represented our country at the “Eurovision” song contest.

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Ministry of Youth and Sport
of Azerbaijan Republic

National Olympic Committee
of Azerbaijan Republic

Fédération Internationale
des Luttes Associées