Turkey’s Mersin has started the 17th Mediterranean Games to demonstrate readiness to host the Olympic Games in 2020. The games were opened by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President of the IOC Jacques Rogge.
The UEFA working group banned matches for the European Cup in Dagestan and North Caucasus. The Dikaya Diviziya fan club of the Anzhi FC proposed the matches to be held at the stadium named after Tofik Bahramov in Baku, the country’s largest stadium, 1news reports.The stadium may hold up to 35,000 people. The road there takes about 6-7 hours.The Anzhi FC will need to choose a stadium in 10 days.
Yuri Syomin, ex-coach of the Lokomotiv FC and currently coach of the Gabala FC, said that he had good stadiums and infrastructure to train the team for the new season starting on June 25, 1news.az reports.He believes that the Gabala FC may reach the level of the Neftchi FC when it had such players as Banishevsky, Tuayev and Sineglazov.
The Makhachkala Anzhi FC will pay over 12 million euro for Igor Denisov of the Zenit FC, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports.The purchase of the player was made by Guus Hiddink.Denisov had an argument over “exaggerated” wages to Hulk and Witsel. He missed two months of games.Denisov became the champion of Russia three times as part of the Zenit FC. He won the Super Cup of Russia twice and won the UEFA Cup and Super Cup, Russian Cup.
The Daily Mail published an article entitled "Putin's £30bn calamity games" devoted to 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. "Collapsing buildings. Colossal corruption. Contract killings. The race to complete Russia's Winter Olympic village mired in scandal," the artcle's subheading reads. The author of the article, Will Stewart, notes that Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing many problems concerning the Olympic Games.
The Anzhi FC will have a 39-meter hotal built at Luzhniki and sponsored by Suleiman Kerimov, RIA Dagestan reports.13 buses will be purchased for guests from Dagestan. The 12-storey hotel will have a swimming pool, parking lot, cinema and a sport bar for 1200 visitors with a TV set with an area of 800 square meters.Annual maintenance will cost $1.8 million. It was designed by Donato Bramante (Italy).
Guus Hiddink will continue training the Anzhi FC, RIA Novosti cites Constantine Remchukov, head of the council of directors of the club.Anzhi was the third in the Russian Championship of the 2012/2013 season. Hiddink has been training the team since signing the contract in February 2012.
On June 8 at the airport "Aerograd Kolomna" Azerbaijani Paralympians Kamal Mammadov and Vusala Karimova performed a parachute jump. The jump was initiated by the National Paralympic Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the framework of the events dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of Heydar Aliyev. Then, the Embassy of Azerbaijan held a meeting with the Paralympians.
Press conference on the launch of the VII President's Sambo Cup among men, to be held on June 7 in the "Druzhba" sports hall of the sports complex "Luzhniki". This is one of the most prestigious sambo tournaments in the world. This year it will feature eight teams from the countries of the CIS. Competitions will be held in nine weight classes: 52, 57, 62, 68, 74, 82, 90, 100 and over 100 kg.
Ramzan Kadyrov, Leader of Chechnya and Honorary President of the Terek FC, announced formation of the Terek-2 FC, ITAR-TASS reports.Magomed Aliyev, ex-teammate of the Terek FC and coach of the Nizhny Novgorod Volga FC, has become the coach of the Terek-2 FC.