Armenia was not granted with hosting World championship due to setting fire on Azerbaijani flag

Armenia was not granted with hosting World championship due to setting fire on Azerbaijani flag
# 12 June 2023 15:28 (UTC +04:00)

The venue of the weightlifting world championship was determined, the decision was made by International Weightlifting Federation, APA reports.

The organization made chose among three candidates. At the meeting of the Executive Committee in Cuba, it was decided to hold the world championship in Bahrain. One of the other candidates, Armenia, lost to the Asian country in the voting due to what happened at the European weightlifting championship held in Yerevan.

Note that the flag of Azerbaijan was burned at the opening ceremony of the last continental championship.

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