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17 Jun 2019
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17 June 2019

Azerbaijan NOC

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

14 May 2019

Azerbaijani NOC

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

NOC of Azerbaijan

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

08 March 2019

NOC of Azerbaijan

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

01 March 2019

NOC of Azerbaijan
On the occasion of 150 days to go to the XV European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF), the NOC of Azerbaijan launched the “Olympic Culture and Education Programme” (OCEP), in the presence of many personalities such as NOC Vice-President Chingiz Huseynzade, Education Minister Jeyhun Bayramov, Youth and Sports Minister Azad Rahimov and representatives from 10 NOCs of Europe and Asia. The OCEP is organised as part of the EYOF taking place in Baku next July. The programme is also supported by Olympic Solidarity, the NOC of Azerbaijan, the Baku 2019 EYOF Organising Committee and the Ministry of Education, along with the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The main aim of the programme is to promote culture and sport, and the Olympic Movement, among young people in the member countries of the European Olympic Committees. More info at

22 January 2019

NOC of Azerbaijan

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

20 December 2018

NOC of Azerbaijan

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

NOC of Azerbaijan

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

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