Ismail Ismailov: Azerbaijani authorities do everything for development of sports in country
In the framework of the visit by representatives of the Russian media to Azerbaijan on the eve of the parliamentary elections on November 1st, the journalists met with tth Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport of Azerbaijan, Ismail Ismailov.
The correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza reports that the authorities pay great attention to sports and physical culture. According to Ismailov, "more than 50 Olympic complexes were built in Azerbaijan." "Now young people and children have the opportunity to train and visit sports events. This year we held shooting competitions in Gabala. Nakhichevan hosts chess competitions every year."
Ismail Ismailov said that this year Azerbaijan for the first time hosted the First European Games, which were attended by 50 countries and more than 6 thousand athletes. He also drew attention to the fact that the development of sport received a great impetus in 1997, when Heydar Aliyev became the president of the Olympic Committee.