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Baku to host 2019 Summer European Youth Olympic Festival

Baku to host 2019 Summer European Youth Olympic Festival

It was originally due to be staged in Minsk

Azerbaijan#039s economic priorities for 2017

Azerbaijan's economic priorities for 2017

Azerbaijan’s success today is an outcome of comprehensive, specific and targeted efforts of the past few years

Russia may lose World Cup if key teams refuse to participate

Russia may lose World Cup if key teams refuse to participate

Russia can be stripped of the right to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup if important national teams refuse to participate in the event, yet the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) will take the final decision, Richard …

FIFA to expand competition to 48 teams

FIFA to expand competition to 48 teams

The World Cup will be expanded to host 48 teams, up from 32, as FIFA voted unanimously in favour of expanding the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams, with the changes set to be introduced at the 2026 tournament after being approved at a FIFA Council …

Tickets for Formula 1 Grand Prix in Baku bought in 24 countries

Tickets for Formula 1 Grand Prix in Baku bought in 24 countries

Sale of tickets for the Formula 1 in Baku is going on normally, the head of marketing and communications at Baku City Circuit, Nigar Arpadarai, said. “As of today, tickets have been sold to buyers in 24 …

Iran national team coach resigns

Iran national team coach resigns

Iran national team coach Carlos Queiroz resigned, citing a lack of support from the Iranian Football Federation amid a club vs country row. Queiroz resigned multiple times since his appointment in 2011 only to return to …

Moscow holds first bicycle parade in 2017 despite biting frost

Moscow holds first bicycle parade in 2017 despite biting frost

The first winter bicycle parade in 2017 will take place in Moscow on Sunday, despite biting frost, an official with the city transport department said, TASS reports. About 5000 people will take part in the event, the official said. …

Medvedev: Sochi#039s Olympic facilities used successfully

Medvedev: Sochi's Olympic facilities used successfully

Plans for the use of Sochi's Olympic facilities are being successfully implemented, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a meeting on the use of Olympic facilities in Sochi. According to the head of …

WADA forwards list of suspected Russian athletes to IAAF

WADA forwards list of suspected Russian athletes to IAAF

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has been forwarded 200 names of the Russian athletes, suspected of doping, by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) independent commission led by Canadian sports law professor …

Russian doping sles from Sochi Olympics to be available in 1-2 months

Russian doping samples from Sochi Olympics to be available in 1-2 months

The results of the recheck of doping samples of Russian athletes, who performed at the Sochi Olympics, will be available within one-two months, the member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Gerhard Heiberg, said. …

Mutko: Western media distort topic of doping in Russia

Mutko: Western media distort topic of doping in Russia

Russian Deputy Prime Minister for Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy Vitaly Mutko commented on the article published in The New York Times, which alleged that Russian officials acknowledged the existence of state-sponsored system …

Kremlin denies state sponsorship of doping use in Russia

Kremlin denies state sponsorship of doping use in Russia

The Kremlin vehemently denies state sponsorship of doping use in Russian sports and needs to verify the authenticity of a national doping agency official's …

 Mickey Rourke may hold boxing bout in Russia

Mickey Rourke may hold boxing bout in Russia

Hollywood star Mickey Rourke might again return to boxing next year as he ponders of holding a bout in Russia’s Urals, his agent Vadim Kornilov said. "We are currently in work on …

Nina Pravdina: I make bet on gene pool of Azerbaijanis

Nina Pravdina: "I make bet on gene pool of Azerbaijanis"

Whenever you come to Baku, you will inevitably find yourself at a major sporting event

FIFA to study WADA report on Russian football

FIFA to study WADA report on Russian football

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has ruled out the study of the report by WADA's Richard McLaren on alleged Russian doping cover-up. "If measures need to be taken, they will be,” …

CSKA appoints Viktor Goncharenko as coach

CSKA appoints Viktor Goncharenko as coach

CSKA Moscow has appointed Viktor Goncharenko as coach following the departure of Leonid Slutsky. Goncharenko, once Slutsky's assistant at CSKA, joins the club after a strong start to the season with …

Last of 16 draw in Chions League determined

Last of 16 draw in Champions League determined

The last-16 draw in full, first-leg ties to be played February 14-15 and 21-22: Manchester City v Monaco Real Madrid v Napoli Benfica v Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munich v Arsenal Porto v …

Croatian football coach dedicates point to Istanbul bomb victims

Croatian football coach dedicates point to Istanbul bomb victims

Croatian football coach Slaven Bilic has dedicated West Ham's point from their draw at Liverpool to the victims of the bomb attacks outside of his former club's stadium. "Me and my staff were there for …

Russian figure skater sets world record

Russian figure skater sets world record

Russian figure skater Yevgenia Medvedeva set a new world record at the Grand Prix Figure Skating in Marseille. A 17-year-old athlete scored 79.21 points in her short program. Thus, she broke the previous …

Islamic Solidarity Games general secretary: Games in Baku to be best

Islamic Solidarity Games general secretary: Games in Baku to be best

Islamic Solidarity Games to be held in Baku on May 12-22 will be the best in history, the general secretary of the Islamic Solidarity Games, Faisal Bin Abdulaziz Al-Nassar, said. "Baku has a unique …