President Ilham Aliyev met with athletes who competed in 31st Summer Olympic Games
Baku-APA. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President of the National Olympic Committee Ilham Aliyev has today met with athletes who competed in the 31st Summer Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and their coaches, APA reports.
The Azerbaijani President, his wife Mehriban Aliyeva and family members were warmly welcomed by the meeting participants.
The head of state made a speech at the event.
Then orders of President Ilham Aliyev to award members of Azerbaijan national Olympic team were read out.
The head of state presented “Honorary diploma of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan”, “Taraggi” medals, “Shohrat” and “Service to Motherland” orders to a group of athletes and their coaches for their contribution to the development of sports in Azerbaijan and their high achievements in the 31st Summer Olympic Games.
Addressing the event, senior coach of the Azerbaijan freestyle wrestling team Firdovsi Umudov, personal coach of Togrul Asgarov, the silver medalist of the 31st Summer Olympic Games, Elchin Zeynalov, coach of the men's national taekwondo team Elnur Amanov, silver medalist of the Olympic Games, judo fighter Elmar Gasimov, silver medalist of the Rio Olympics, wrestler Mariya Stadnik thanked the head of state for his great attention to the development of sports in the country.
President Ilham Aliyev also met with Zabit Samedov, who sealed WBC Muay Thai world title at a tournament commemorating the first President of Chechnya Akhmad Kadyrov in Grozny, and congratulated him on his victory.
President Ilham Aliyev then posed for photographs with Olympians and their coaches.
Related news releases
- 27.04.2018The Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2018 starts
- 28.02.2018Russia's Olympic ban lifted following doping violations
- 28.12.2017Azerbaijan's First VP Mehriban Aliyeva announced Sports Organizer of Year
- 23.12.2017Olympic Committee bans 11 Russian athletes for life
- 18.12.2017President Ilham Aliyev awards several people for contributing to development of sports in Azerbaijan
- 18.12.2017Azerbaijani president: No sports success possible without children’s sports
- 18.12.2017Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan is a strong sporting nation
- 18.12.2017President Ilham Aliyev awards Azerbaijani athletes who achieved high results in 2017
- 18.12.2017President Ilham Aliyev attends ceremony dedicated to sport results of 2017
- 12.12.2017ROC’s Assembly stands for Russian athletes’ participation in Winter Olympics
- 10.12.2017OCR head hopes Russian athletes’ Olympic kits to feature national details
- 06.12.2017IOC president denies political reasons behind decision to bar Russia from 2018 Games
- 06.12.2017Russian athletes may carry national flag at 2018 Olympics closing if IOC demands met
- 05.12.2017Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang
- 16.11.2017President Ilham Aliyev inaugurates Absheron Olympic Sport Complex - UPDATED
- 29.09.2017Ilham Aliyev: Sports has turned into important social factor in Azerbaijan
- 29.09.2017President: Holding int’l competitions in Azerbaijan has become a tradition
- 29.09.2017Ilham Aliyev: Funds allocated for sports development in Azerbaijan yielding results
- 29.09.2017President Ilham Aliyev presented with highest award of Int’l Judo Federation - UPDATED
- 29.09.2017President Ilham Aliyev receive representatives of international sports organizations
- 05.09.2017President Ilham Aliyev approves additional funding for construction of Olympic Sports Complex in Lankaran
- 13.06.2017Ramil Gasimov honored with special Olympic stipend of Azerbaijani President
- 23.05.2017Azerbaijan can bid to host Summer Olympics 2028
- 03.05.2017Tour d'Azerbaidjan bicycle race starts, traffic in five directions to be restricted temporarily
- 20.04.2017Azerbaijan: visa-free entry for Islamic Games participants and journalists
- 06.04.2017Rivals of Azerbaijan national teams at the IV Islamic solidarity games determined
- 31.03.2017Azerbaijan lifts visa requirement for persons involved in organizing 4th Islamic Solidarity Games
- 14.03.2017Prosecutors to deal with any reported suspicion of manipulation in sports competitions
- 24.01.2017Ecclestone replaced as Formula One boss: report
- 23.12.2016Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan always takes principled position on any matter
- 23.12.2016Ilham Aliyev: Baku 2015 – another indication of development of Azerbaijani sports
- 23.12.2016Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan known as sports country worldwide
- 23.12.2016Ilham Aliyev attends ceremony dedicated to sport results of 2016 - UPDATED
- 07.12.2016IOC extends doping-related sanctions against Russia
- 01.12.2016Ilham Aliyev re-elected president of National Olympic Committee
- 01.12.2016FIA confirms 20-race F1 2017 calendar, no Baku/Le Mans clash
- 24.11.2016128 Nigerian policemen killed in 3 months
- 23.11.2016Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan has rich experience in organizing int’l events - UPDATED
- 22.11.2016Kenyan Olympic official arrested over theft of Rio kits
- 18.11.2016Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan had opportunity to bid for Olympic Games
- 03.09.2016Azerbaijani President: "Azerbaijani flag was waved 18 times in Rio"
- 07.09.2016Azerbaijan rejects Russian paralympians’ licenses
- 08.09.2016Paralympics kicks off in Rio
- 01.09.2016Azerbaijani president attended 42nd Chess Olympiad opening ceremony - UPDATED
- 01.09.2016Azerbaijan specifies rewards for athletes and coaches with high results from Rio Olympics
- 01.09.2016Azerbaijani president awards members of national Olympic team