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Sports Minister Azad Rahimov: Over 12 Azerbaijani athletes and 3 referees to attend first Summer Youth Olympic Games

06 August 2010 [13:15] - TODAY.AZ
About 12 sportsmen and three referees from Azerbaijan will attend the first Summer Youth Olympic Games, Youth and Sports Minister Azad Rahimov said at a press-conference on preparations for the Olympics.

The first summer Youth Olympic games will be held in Singapore August 14-26, 2010.

"Azerbaijani athletes will compete in wrestling, boxing, rowing, tae kwon do, judo, weightlifting," Minister said. He added, that Azerbaijani team will leave for Singapore on Friday .

Over 3,500 athletes on 29 kinds of sport will compete in Singapore. Each type has its own age group: 15-16 years, 16-17 years or 17-18 years. The number of kinds of sport in the program is identical to the program for the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012.


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