Report Meeting of AZE WF was held!


The six-month report meeting of Azerbaijan Weightlifting Federation (AZE WF) was held in the Conference hall of AAAF Park Residential Complex, on July 18. At the event attended by the members of Presidium of Federation, the work done by the organization in the first half of 2017, the implemented projects, the achievements were discussed and reports of the officials were heard.
Deputy of Azerbaijan Youth and Sports Minister, the Vice-President of AZE WF – Ismayil Ismayilov has opened the Conference with introductory remark. He stated that weightlifting in our country has recently become a popular sport and one of the favorite types of sports. Ismayilov also noted that Federation struggles against doping and great work is being done. According to him, the weightlifting team is a great family that is strengthening every day.
Then General Secretary of AZE WF-Rizvan Rasulov took a floor and briefed on the activities of the AZE WF in the first half of 2017. The General Secretary noted that during the reporting period, our national teams succeeded in participating in several international competitions: “National teams got on the platform in the 2nd Iran Fajr Cup, in the World Youth Championship in Thailand, World Juniors Championship in Tokyo and in the IV Islamic Games. In these competitions, our athletes could get 2 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze medals. It should be specified that our national team got a license to the Youth Olympic Games in the World Championship in Thailand, for the first time in history. In addition, in accordance with the approved calendar schedule, AZE WF and AYSM organized Republic competitions , 2 selection competitions, as well as XI Republic Games among juniors and seniors, and provided the participating of more than a thousand athletes. In order to prepare for international competitions, the training-camps were held both inside and outside the country and were provided with the best conditions. ” Later, Rasulov announced the Federation’s financial report and reported the revenue and expenses. However, the General Secretary noted that AZE WF pays great attention to the fight against doping, and understanding the seriousness of the issue, implements continuous events. These include regular enlightenment, internal doping tests, dispensing and vitamin management, nutrition control, the establishment of treatment in special rescue and rehabilitation centers and so on.
Then, the Vice-President of AZE WF-Ruslan Khanverdiyev took a floor. He spoke extensively about the Federation infrastructure: “Within six months, we have taken over major renovations of halls in the regions and construction of new halls. Repair and restoration work was carried out in the weightlifting hall of Gobustan city youth and sports school, Surakhani Weightlifting Hall of Education Republican Sports Center, Weightlifting Hall of Galebugurd village of Shamakhi region, Ramana Weightlifting hall, Weightlifting Hall of Central Army Sports Club, Weightlifting hall of Azerbaijan State Physical Culture and Sports Academy and in the weightlifting hall of Piran village of Lerik region, and a weightlifting training-camp was created and put into operation in Astara, which meets the most modern requirements. Works on opening new halls in Sumgait and Baku are underway. All necessary halls will be provided with the vital equipment in the second 6 months of 2017. There are several main goals of the Federation in opening halls, providing them with repair and equipment. These include the provision of coaches and athletes to be trained in the regions, promoting and propagation of weightlifting in the country, involving the most talented young people from all regions in the sport of weightlifting, the strengthening of the weightlifting school in Azerbaijan and the spreading of sport and healthy lifestyle among young people and children.
For the next 6 months, we still have active action plans and we have foreseen the major renovations in existing halls, the launch of new halls in the regions where there is no weightlifting hall, provision of halls with modern equipments, creation of an archive of Azerbaijan weightlifting, establishment of a history museum of weightlifting sport in Azerbaijan. All of the AAAF Holding companies, including AAAF Construction, were involved in these works. Taking this opportunity, I would like to express my profound gratitude to the President of the National Olympic Committee – Mr. Ilham Aliev, for their continued care and support to the sport laid by National Leader Heydar Aliev, to the President of AZE WF- Jahangir Askerov and the Vice-Presidents of AZE WF- Azer Aliev, Ismayil Ismayilov and Tofig Heydarov”.
During the Event, the former President of AZE WF-Shua Huseynov, the judges-Vahid Nazarov and Gadir Babaev, member of the AZE WF Presidium-Fakhri Aghaev also made their comments and suggestions.
At the end, athletes and their coaches differing in IV Islamic Games held in Baku, were awarded with the certificates of housing and cash prizes by the Federation. The federation also appreciated all the other employees who contributed to the competition and assessed their efforts with cash prizes.

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