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Azerbaijan's Deputy Youth and Sports Minister meets presidents of IHF, EHF

22 October 2010 [10:13] - TODAY.AZ
Deputy Youth and Sports Minister of Azerbaijan İsmayıl İsmayılov met president of the International Hockey Federation (IHF) Leandro Negre and President of the European Hockey Federation (EHF) Martin Gotheridge.

İsmayılov said sport accomplishments achieved in Azerbaijan were the results of the care and attention of Head of State and President of the National Olympic Committee Ilham Aliyev.

He noted Azerbaijan hosts more than 40 international competitions a year. İsmayılov pointed out Azerbaijani sportsmen gained 619 medals in 2009.

Negre praised the successes gained by Azerbaijani women hockey players. He also expressed confidence that the country`s men hockey players would be as successful as women.


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