- 22 May 2020
- NOC News
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22 May 2020
The Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee has been running multiple online campaigns to engage athletes and fans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The NOC has engaged not only well-known champions, but also young athletes and celebrities in order to reach more people. The campaign with the #stayathome #stayinsport hashtags, a video competition to promote staying and doing sport at home, is one example which attracted many users. The NOC is also working closely with national sports federations and other sports institutions to fight COVID-19. The NOC is planning to increase its cooperation with neighbouring and other continental NOCs to promote Olympic solidarity in the fight against the pandemic. Info at www.noc-aze.org.
09 March 2020
09 December 2019
The 2nd Digital Communications and Media Seminar organised by the NOC of Azerbaijan and the Olympic Channel was held in Madrid (Spain), at the headquarters of the Olympic Channel from 3 to 5 December. Supported by Olympic Solidarity, the seminar was attended by employees from NOCs of 10 European countries: Azerbaijan, Albania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Belarus and Turkey. The main goal of the seminar was to strengthen cooperation between the NOCs, explore the use of modern trends via social media platforms, develop and effectively implement a strategy appropriate for each platform, and prepare for the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in accordance with Olympic Agenda 2020. Olympic Channel General Manager Mark Parkman praised the initiative of the NOC of Azerbaijan to hold such a significant seminar at the Olympic Channel’s headquarters and emphasised that the seminar would contribute to strengthening the individual and team cooperation between the NOCs and between the member committees and the Olympic Channel. More info at www.noc-aze.org
05 august 2019
08 July 2019
17 June 2019
The Azerbaijan NOC organised a "Sport-Health, Friendship, Unity" art contest dedicated to the 15th European Summer Youth Olympic Festival in the framework of the Olympic Culture and Education Programme. The award ceremony was held in the Children and Youth Development Centre No. 3 in Baku on 14 June. The event was attended by NOC Vice-President Chingiz Huseynzade, NOC Deputy Secretary General Azer Aliyev and Deputy Minister of Education Firudin Gurbanov, who also visited the exhibition dedicated to the works. The exhibition included 156 works from children between 6 and 14 years old from 45 schools. Gifts and diplomas from the organising committee were presented to 34 contestants. More info at www.noc-aze.org.
14 May 2019
On 12 April, an event entitled “100 days to the European Youth Olympic Festival” (EYOF), taking place in Baku this July, was held at the A. Huseynzade Secondary School, in the framework of the Azerbaijani NOC’s Olympic Culture and Education Programme. Attending were NOC Secretary General Aghajan Abiyev; Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Farhad Hajiyev; Olympic champions Zemfira Meftahaddinova, Namig Abdullayev and Nazim Huseynov; and representatives of the EYOF Organising Committee 2019. Financed by Olympic Solidarity, the NOC, the Organising Committee and the Youth and Sports Ministry, the programme is intended to promote culture, sport and the Olympic Movement among young people in the EOC member countries. More details here.
26 March 2019
The presentation ceremony of an art contest on “Sport – health, friendship, unity…” organised within the framework of the Olympic Culture and Education Programme took place at the headquarters of the NOC of Azerbaijan. The contest was held among 49 selected schools and was devoted to the 15th European Youth Summer Olympic Festival, which will be held in Baku in July. The contest had two age categories, for children aged 6 to 10 and from 11 to 14. The contest organisers were the NOC, the Ministry of Education and Child & Youth Development Centre No. 3. The main goals were to promote the Olympic values and ideas among schools and to collect feedback on the Festival. More info at www.noc-aze.org.
08 March 2019
A regional seminar on “Digital Communication and Media” was held in Baku at the initiative of the NOC of Azerbaijan, with the support of Olympic Solidarity. Around 20 communications specialists from 11 European and Asian NOCs (Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine) took part. The aim of the seminar was to study ways to promote the activities and projects implemented by NOCs on social media platforms, and to study innovative approaches to develop an appropriate strategy for each platform. More info on www.noc-aze.org.
01 March 2019
22 January 2019
The NOC of Azerbaijan has reported that level 1 technical courses for badminton coaches were organised from 24 to 28 December 2018 with the support of Olympic Solidarity. Eighteen coaches (11 men and 7 women) from Baku, Ganja, Lankaran and Guba attended the courses, which were led by Morteza Validarvi, an expert from the Badminton World Federation (BWF). During the courses, the participants gained theoretical and technical knowledge and received their level 1 coaching certificates at the end. More info on www.noc-aze.org.
20 December 2018
The NOC of Azerbaijan has presented the results of its “Olympic Agenda 2020” Commission at the end of its second year. The Commission was launched in January 2017 to promote the philosophy of the IOC and Olympic Agenda 2020, and to advance the concepts of sustainable development, gender equality, sport for all, etc. NOC Deputy Secretary Azer Aliyev was appointed as the Chairman of the Commission. The focus of the Commission is to take the Olympic Movement in Azerbaijan to the next level from 2017 to 2020 by meeting the requirements of the IOC, especially Olympic Agenda 2020. Full details here.
18 June 2018
From 4 to 7 June, the International Seminar for Sports Physiotherapists was held in Azerbaijan with the support of Olympic Solidarity, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the NOC of Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijan Athletics Federation. Led by Timo Lindemann, a physiotherapist assigned by the IAAF, the seminar brought together local participants as well as those from Turkey, Belarus, Ukraine, Estonia and Latvia. Practical sessions were held in the sports medicine laboratory of the State Physical Education and Sport Academy. All the participants were given an IAAF diploma. Info at www.noc-aze.org.