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SPORTEXPO Azerbaijan 2012 - 1st Azerbaijan International Sport, Sports Equipment and Wear Exhibition

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December 4, 2012 - December 6, 2012

Baki | Azerbaijan

Sport in Azerbaijan

  • Sport in Azerbaijan has an ancient history. The earliest rock carvings found in the territory of Azerbaijan related to physical movement and dancing date to around 2000 BC;
  • The President is the head of the country's National Olympic Committee;
  • 2012 has been declared the “Year of Sport” in Azerbaijan;
  • Sixty-four different kinds of sport are currently being developed in Azerbaijan. Fifty-three sports federations, 66 sports organizations, 60 sports clubs and 170 sports schools are operating within the Republic;
  • Across the country, there are 9,000 sports facilities, including 18 suitable for Olympic events;
  • In recent years Azerbaijan has hosted World and European championships, including the World Boxing Championships, the Boy’s World Fencing Championships, the Gymnastics World Cup, the Wrestling World Championships and the European Wrestling Championships. In September 2012 Baku and Lankaran will host the FIFA U-17 Women`s World Cup Azerbaijan 2012;
  • At the Sydney Olympics in 2000, Azerbaijan took 34th place in the world standings among 199 countries and 23rd place among European countries in terms of the number of medals won;
  • Over the past 22 years, since its independence, Azerbaijani sportsmen and women have won 897 gold, 705 silver and 1,013 bronze medals in European Championships and World Cups.

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