National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan

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The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Milli Olimpiya Komitəsi, AZMOC), is the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Azerbaijan. It is also the governing body for the Olympic Games in Azerbaijan. The headquarters is in Baku.

History[change | change source]

The National Olympic Committee of Azerbaijan was established in 1992 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1993.

For the first time Azerbaijan took part at the Olympic Games as an independent state in 1996 and since then sends athletes to all Olympic Games.

Earlier, Azerbaijani athletes joined the Olympic Games in the Soviet Union team from 1952 to 1988. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan became a part of the Unified Team at the Olympics in 1992.[1]

Azerbaijani athletes won, in total, sixteen medals at the Summer Olympic Games. They won in Greco-Roman wrestling, shooting sport, boxing and judo. At the Winter Olympic Games, Azerbaijani athletes have not won any medal.

Main goals and targets[change | change source]

The main goal is the development of the Olympic movement in Azerbaijan on the basis of the Olympic Charter.[2]

Leadership[change | change source]

  • Vice-Presidents – Chingiz Huseynzada, Azad Rahimov, Khazar Isayev
  • Secretary General – Aghajan Abiyev
  • Deputy Secretary General – Azer Aliyev

Structure[change | change source]

  • President
  • Executive Committee (includes 17 people)
  • General Assembly (includes 133 people)

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "ИСТОРИЯ СПОРТА АЗЕРБАЙДЖАНА". Archived from the original on 2019-04-22.
  2. "The functions and duties of the National Olympic Committee". Archived from the original on 2017-09-13.
  3. "Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev". Archived from the original on 2015-01-20.

Other websites[change | change source]