Milton Haig and his assistant Chris Gibbs, both from New Zealand, will train the Georgian national rugby team, News Georgia reports.They will sign a 2-year contract with an extension opportunity of 2 years.President of the Georgian Rugby Union, Georgy Nizharadze, said that the decision was based on the resources and interests of the national team.
Moldavia will start construction of a sports complex named after Heydar Aliyev in April, financed by Azerbaijani investors. The facility will take up 16 hectares. It will have a football stadium, an arena for athletics, tennis courts, a swimming pool and a hotel, Moldavian media report.The land lot for construction has not been shifted from agricultural property, which is the reason for dragging of the process, an executive of Gagauzia Mikhail Formuzal said.
Shakir Shikhaliyev, an Azerbaijani gymnast, has won a license to the Olympic Games in London. He achieved 80.532 points in combined events at the second qualifying tournament in the capital of the upcoming Olympic Games, making him one of the sportsmen guaranteed to perform at the Olympic Games. Shikhaliyev is the first gymnast in the history of independent Azerbaijan to get a ticket to the Olympic Games. At the moment, the national team of Azerbaijan has already got 30 Olympic licences.
Makhachkala Anzhi FC will play the Iraqi national team in the United Arab Emirates on January 16th 2012, the club says.The match will be held within the framework of the warm up of Yuri Krasnozhan’s team. The second part of the training will be held in three parts with a mini-tour. Odil Ahmedov, the best player of Anzhi FC in 2011, was Anzhi's first unofficial goal-scorer in 2012.
Rustam Emomali has replaced Sukhrob Kasymov as the new president of the Tajik Football Federation, Trend reports.Kasymov supervised the organization for the last 10 years. He congratulated Rustam Emomali on the appointment at the Hayatt Regency Hotel.
Vladimir Kozhin announced plans to build a new complex for the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014. "There is one additional project, which we will implement for the Olympics through the Association of Winter Olympic sports, which I chair. It will be built in Krasnaya Polyana," - said Kojin in an interview to Interfax."This is not a sports facility, nor a hotel. All guests will be able to attend the Olympics" - said Kojin without giving any specifics.