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General Assembly of European Olympic Committees to open in Sochi

The 40th General Assembly of European Olympic Committees (EOC) will open in Sochi today.National Olympic committees from 49 European states will arrive for the event, Interfax reports.

Football with Gia Saralidze. Nr. 120

Football with Gia Saralidze. Nr. 120


Moscow Stars

Moscow Stars

The first team Europe Cup of free-style wrestling was held in Moscow

Wrestling Cup of European Nations “Moscow Stars” concluded

The sports complex Druzhba has concluded the Wrestling Cup of European Nations “Moscow Stars”.

Moscow set to host Wrestling Cup of European Nations

Moscow will host the Wrestling Cup of European Nations entitled "Moscow Stars" at the Druzhba Universal Sports Hall on November 12-13. The national team of Dagestan will be represented by Magomedmurad Hajiyev (66 kg), Nariman Israpilov (55 kg) and Arslanbek Aliyev (96 kg). Rasul Murtazaliyev will be the second in the 60 kg category, RIA Dagestan reports. Abdulsalam Gadisov (96 kg) will not attent due to his injury at the Yarygan-2010 games.

"Terek" junior team is announced to have lost match with "Krasnodar"

The Control and Disciplinary Committee (CDC) of the Russian Football Union (RFU) has decided to announce the defeat of the youth team of FC "Terek"at the match in the 30th round of the championship of youth teams with FC "Krasnodar."The decision was caused by a fight that occurred after the match. The CDC will not impose any sanctions against those involved in the incident in Grozny before next Wednesday, the RFU Committee Chairman Vladimir Katkov told reporters.

FIFA to evaluate stadiums of Azerbaijan

A large delegation of FIFA arrived in Azerbaijan on 6 November to get acquainted with the work on preparation for the Women's Football World Cup in the U-17 category, which will be held in Azerbaijan in 2012, Trend reports, refering to the website of the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA).Members of the delegation will inspect stadiums and the hotels in which the teams will stay.  

Lithuania fears Grozny

The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry expressed surprise at Grozny football plans

Lithuanian national team to play in Grozny despite PM's warning

The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry has expressed surprise over the plans of the country’s football federation (LFF) to play a friendly game on the territory of Russia’s Chechnya, RT reports.

Anzhi football club develops program of youth football in Dagestan

The concept of football development in Dagestan presented by Anzhi football club will not only raise the professional and mass sport to the next level, but also strengthen peace and stability in the region, the club's CEO Herman Chistyakov said, RIA Novosti reports.On Monday, a presentation of the large-scale project of FC Anzhi took place in Khasavyurt. The main goal of the project is to develop youth football in the Republic of Dagestan for the first team in the region.

Russia and Azerbaijan want to host Youth Olympic Games in 2018

Russia and Azerbaijan both want to host the Youth Olympic Games in 2018, Russian Information Agency Dagestan reports. 

CIS, Baltic states support Azerbaijan as 2020 Olympic Games host

CIS and Baltic states support Azerbaijan's bid to host of the Summer Olympic Games-2020. Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of Russia Marat Bariyev urged sides at the regional forum of heads of national Olympic committees of CIS and Baltic states to take a common position in their votes, Azerbaijani Minister for Youth and Sports Azad Ragimov said on Thursday.

Azerbaijan defeats Turkey in volleyball to win world championship

The Azerbaijani volleyball club "Rabita" has defeated the Turkish team"Vakifbank" 3:0 and become the world champion in volleyball for women,Trend reports.The final match of the World Cup was held on Friday in Doha,Qatar.

Baku to host second media forum for Turkic-speaking states

Baku will host the second media forum for Turkic-speaking states on October 28-30, Chairman of the Council for the Press, Aftalun Amashov, said, reports.

Peculiarities of ethnic wrestling

Peculiarities of ethnic wrestling


International wrestling competition ends in Grozny

Winners of the 3rd International Tournament in freestyle wrestling have been declared inthe Chechen Republic, as well as a competition for the prize of theVice-President of the Russian Wrestling Federation, Adlan Varaev.Competitions were held from October 8-9 in the Olympic sports complex, reports.The organizers of the tournament were the International Federation ofCombined Wrestling Styles, the Russian Sport Wrestling Federation and theChechen government.

Armenian team defeats Macedonia in Yerevan

The football team of Armenia has defeated Macedonia 4-1 in the penultimate match of the qualifying round of the European Championship at Yerevan's Republican Stadium.As a result, Armenia has retained good chances for second place in the group and access to the play-offs for the final tournament of the 2012 European Championship in Poland and Ukraine. In order to come second Armenia will have to defeat the Irish team on October 12.

Bookmakers take bets on Armenia - Macedonia football match

Bookmakers have started taking bets on the Armenian team in the final matches of the Euro 2012 qualifying round, "News-Armenia" reports.The world's bookmakers put the national team of Armenia as the clear favourite in the upcoming match against Macedonia.The match against Macedonia is being held at the Republic Stadium in Yerevan on October 7 at 20:00 local time (19:00 GMT).The bookmaker William Hill is giving odds of 7/10 for Armenia winning, 13/5 for a draw and 4/1 for a Macedonian victory.

Anapa to host games for peoples of Russia's South

Anapa is hosting the 9th sports games for the peoples of Russia's South at the federal center Smena on October 5, reports.Athletes will compete in 23 types of sports, including arm wrestling, boxing, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, belt wrestling, basketball, volleyball, cycling, judo, mini-football, track and weightlifting, table tennis, taekwondo, sambo, swimming and chess. The games have been held since 1993. They have previously been held in Nalchik, Stavropol, Kislovodsk and Maikop.