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Gazayev: North Caucasus is source of Russia#039s Olympic chions

Gazayev: North Caucasus is source of Russia's Olympic champions

The North Caucasus already can be called a source of Olympic champions, and the region has not fully implemented its athletic potential, a former football player, an Honored Coach of the USSR, the State Duma deputy Valery Gazayev …

 Minsk ready to host 2019 European Games

Minsk ready to host 2019 European Games

Minsk is ready to host the 2019 European Games, the Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the talks with the acting EOC head Janez Kocijancic. Lukashenko said “Belarus is prepared to host …

Football legend Ronaldinho visits Baku

Football legend Ronaldinho visits Baku

Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho is in Baku to attend inauguration of the "Ronaldinho Academy". He visits Baku upon invitation of Tale Heydarov, President of "Gabala FC", …

Russia plunges to 53rd place in FIFA’s ranking list

Russia plunges to 53rd place in FIFA’s ranking list

The Russian national football team dropped from its previous 38th position to the 53rd in the new FIFA monthly ranking list of national teams published on Thursday. This is the lowest place Russia ever held in FIFA’s ranking …

Azerbaijan: 25 years of independence

Azerbaijan: 25 years of independence

25 years ago, on October 18th 1991, the Supreme Council of the Azerbaijan Republic adopted a Constitutional Act about the State Independence. For the first time it happened in 1918, when the first in the Muslim world democratic republic was …

We do not need dirty victories, Mutko said

We do not need dirty victories, Mutko said

Russia does not intend to stop working to rebuild its reputation in the sports,the head of the Ministry of Sport, Vitaly Mutko, said. "We hope that the World Anti-Doping Agency …

Presentation of the book about Azerbaijani football king

Presentation of the book about Azerbaijani football king

Today, Russian office of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the Azerbaijani Cultural Center in Moscow and the Library of Foreign Literature named after Rudomino have presented Azer Dzhangirov's book "Comet Tail. Pages of Anatoly …

Putin to meet FIFA President

Putin to meet FIFA President

FIFA President Gianni Infantino will pay an official visit to Russia on October 21 and hopes to hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said. …

FIFA may expand number of World Cup teams

FIFA may expand number of World Cup teams

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has suggested opening up the competition to 48 countries from 2026. The proposal to expand the competition to 40 teams was part of Infantino’s manifesto when he was elected to …

Mutko on reforms in youth football

Mutko on reforms in youth football

The President of the Russian Football Union (RFU), Vitaly Mutko, told about some of the ideas and results of the youth football reforming. According to him, in this regard it is necessary not to use the …

Female chess players protest wearing hijab at Iran world chionship

Female chess players protest wearing hijab at Iran world championship

Some of the world's top female chess players are upset that the next world championship will be held in Iran, where players are expected to wear head scarves. The US women's champion, Nazi Paikidze-Barnes, will …

Giorgi Kvirikashvili met with new president of the UEFA

Giorgi Kvirikashvili met with new president of the UEFA

Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili held an introductory meeting with the new President of Union of European Football Associations Aleksander Ceferin, Newsday Georgia reports. The parties to …

Istanbul to host 2017 Final Four

Istanbul to host 2017 Final Four

Istanbul will host the 2017 Final Four from May 19 to 21 in what is sure to be a thrilling finish to a ground-breaking season, the first in European basketball history in which all the teams in the continent's premier competition are …

Russia may establish united football fans’ association

Russia may establish united football fans’ association

An association uniting all fans’ movements of Russian football clubs must be set up in the country to help the sport of football co-exist with spectators, the Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said. …

Festival of culture and sports of Caucasian peoples starts in Ingushetia

Festival of culture and sports of Caucasian peoples starts in Ingushetia

The 7th Festival of Culture and Sports of the peoples of the Caucasus, which will feature all seven regions of the North Caucasus Federal District (North Caucasus Federal District) is held this weekend in Ingushetia. According to the vice-premier …

Mutko wins new term as Russian Football Union president

Mutko wins new term as Russian Football Union president

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has won a new four-year term as President of the Russian Football Union (RFU), receiving 266 votes from …

Mutko: RPC is ready for dialogue with IPC

Mutko: RPC is ready for dialogue with IPC

Russia is ready to admit its mistakes in order to restore its rights in the Paralympic movement, but will only do it conscientiously, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said today. "Together with the Russian …

Iranian cyclist dies after Rio Paralympic road race crash

Iranian cyclist dies after Rio Paralympic road race crash

An Iranian cyclist suffered a fatal heart attack following a crash in the men’s C4/C5 road race at the Rio Paralympics, The Guardian reports. Bahman Golbarnezhad, from Shiraz, was treated at the scene of …

Irada Aliyeva wins silver at Rio Paralympics

Irada Aliyeva wins silver at Rio Paralympics

Azerbaijani athlete Irada Aliyeva has won silver in Women's javelin throw at the 15th Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Trend reports. In the Summer Paralympics, Azerbaijan is represented by 24 …

It is unlikely that Russian authorities are involved in hacking attacks, WADA president says

It is unlikely that Russian authorities are involved in hacking attacks, WADA president says

Today, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Craig Reedy expressed doubts that Russian authorities are somehow involved in hacker attacks on the organization. "I would be very surprised if Russian …