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Azerbaijani climbers Sirkhan Mamedov and Firuz Dadashov arrived in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) last week, then to Karkoru, then South Inylchek to climb the Peaks of khan Tengri (7010m) and Pobedy (7439m), the Azerbaijani Alpinism Federation reports.They plan to reach the peaks in late August. They have climbed the Peaks of Pamir and Tien Shan in 2010, 2011 and 2012. They may get the Snow Leopard Award for the climb. 621 climbers have such award.

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One-third of Olympic transport will be adapted for disabled

Visitors with disabilities will be able to attend the events of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2014 in Sochi. To service the athletes and visitors with a disabilities 327 special buses will be used, i.e. about a third of all the Olympic fleet will be equipped accordingly, the transport Directorate of the Olympic Games reports.30 large buses equipped for wheelchair users will service routes connecting the center of Sochi with sports facilities. 76 units of specialized equipment will be designated for transportation of Paralympics 2014 participants with limited mobility.

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Vladimir Zayets (Azerbaijan) has set the world triple jump record of 15.3m and won a gold medal at the Paralympic Games in Lyon, Trend cites Kyamal Mamedov, a member of the national Paralympic team.Samir Nabiyev and Kyamil Aliyev won silver medals, Rza Osmanov won bronze.

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Rubin, Karabakh, Dila FCs enter third stage of League of Europe

The Rubin FC (Kazan) won the match vs. Jagodina FC (Serbia) 3:2 and 1:0, Dila FC (Georgia) won vs. Aalborg FC (Denmark) 3:0 and tie, Karabakh FC (Azerbaijan) won vs. Piast FC (Poland) 2:1. The three winners enter the third round of the League of Europe.The Rubin FC will now play vs. the Randers FC (Denmark), Karabakh FC vs. Gefle FC (Sweden), Dila FC vs. Hajduk FC (Croatia), Kuban FC (Krasnodar) vs. Motherwell FC (Scotland).The first matches of the third round will take place on August 1.

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Best Russian Football Coach in 2012-2013

In Moscow, a ceremony of awarding tge prize "Best Russian Football Coach in 2012 - 2013" was held. The award was received by Leonid Slutsky. CSKA under his leadership last season won the title of champion of Russia, won the national cup, which became the second one for the coach with CSKA, and won the Russian Super Cup.

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Head coach of "Neftchi" resigns

The head coach of the Azerbaijani football club "Neftchi", Beyukaga Hajiyev, has submitted today his resignation at a meeting of the club. President of "Neftchi" Sadiq Sadyhov accepted the resignation and, by mutual agreement, the contract with Hajiyev was terminated. Supporting coaches continue their work at the club.The training of "Neftchi" will resume tomorrow.The club lost 1:0 in a match to visiting Albanian "Skenderbeu", and as a result was not able to go into the next round of the Champions League.

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"Caucasian games" to be held in Pyatigorsk this year

This year, the festival "Caucasian Games", in spite of long tradition, will take place in Pyatigorsk instead of Makhachkala. The festival will take place between 5 and 7 October. The decision was taken today by the organizing committee of the festival, the First Deputy Minister for Physical Culture and Sports of Dagestan Zainal Salautdinov said.

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Kuban Stadium ready for matches

Vladislav Tereshkov, Director General of the Krasnodar football team, said that the Kuban Stadium was ready for matches of the League of Europe, ITAR-TASS reports. Commission of the UEFA is inspecting the stadium.The Krasnodar Kuban FC was the fifth in the list of the Russian Championship in the previous season. It will play against the Motherwell FC on August 1 and 8.

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Tbilisi Dinamo becomes only South Caucasus club for UEFA Champions League

Tbilisi Dinamo concluded the second qualification round for the UEFA Champions League yesterday and became the only football club of South Caucasus to enter it.Baku Neftchi ended the match with Skenderbeu (Albania), Shirak (Armenia) vs. PArtizan (Belgrade) 1:1, Dinamo vs. EB/Streymur 6:1.The Georgian team will play against Steaua (Bucharest) on July 30.

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Russian football refereeing: results of work and prospects

Nikolai Levnikov, chairman of the Referees and Inspection Committee of the RFU, commented on the results of its work and the prospects of Russian football refereeing. According to the new arrangement of football refereeing, executive functions will be fulfilled by the Department of Refereeing and Inspection. Moreover, due to UEFA requirements, an expert analytical commission was established in which four experts will judge any episode of any match, consider ambiguous situations, and assess a referee’s work.

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Legendary Guus Hiddink to leave "Anzhi"

Dutch soccer coach Guus Hiddink is stepping down as head coach of Anzhi FC, according to the official website of the team."Today Guus Hiddink has met with the leadership of the club "Anzhi" and offered his resignation. Anzhi FC accepted the request of the head coach to terminate the employment relationship. The club sincerely thanks Guus Hiddink for his significant contributions and wishes him success in his future career," the statement reads.

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Sochi Olympic media centers ready

Sochi Olympic media centers are ready for operation, RIA Novosti cites Russian Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak.The official noted that hotels at the Imeretinsky Lowlands had 8,000 rooms for journalists. The hotels will be ready in September-October.

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