The presentation ceremony of the prestigious prize of “Ughur”, created by the reputable “Consulting & Business” magazine in 2006 and presented annually, as well as eminent in the business and other spheres of Azerbaijan, was organized in the “ North hall” of the grandiose hotel of “Guba Palace”, on February 15. At the event attended by hundreds of guests from dozens of organizations, the winners were determined in innumerable nominations, and the companies succeeded in the year 2018 were particularly distinguished.
It was a joyful occasion to have the “Zirve International Sport Clubs” amongst the 20 laureates. Achievements gained as one of the biggest sports clubs in Azerbaijan, systematic and stable success made it possible for our clubs to be crowned with “Ughur”.
At the memorable event with high organizational performance, “Zirve” ISC was announced the 2018 “Best Sports Club of the Year”. The slide on the “Club” was displayed on the big screen and it was highlighted that “Zirve” International Sport Clubs with a half-century history, officially started its activity under the name of “Zirve” from 26.11.2006, is one of the leader weightlifting clubs in the world. Former weightlifter, the participant of Atlanta Olympic Games 1996, businessman Tofig Heydarov is the founder of the club. Approximately 100 clubs in 12 countries operate under this name. The clubs, got first financial support by the leader of the nation, the deceased president Heydar Aliyev, who paid great attention to the sport in our country, have been established by professional athletes, have an independent international status, have been set up to enhance the sport and healthy lifestyles. The central base is AAAF Park Residential Complex which is the modern and unique place. Judo and gymnastics hall, football and tennis courts, swimming pools, chess center, gym, world-class weightlifting hall, as well as universal competition hall for weightlifting are available here.
It was stated that within the short period of activity the clubs have succeeded in bringing up the winners and awarders of many youth and senior European and World championships. In 2018, the athletes of the clubs managed to clinch 33 medals at international competitions and 108 medals from local competitions. “Zirve “Internatinal Sport Clubs have set up branches in Poland, Bulgaria, Russia, Iran, USA, Israel, Belarus, Georgia, Turkey, Moldova and Ukraine and work in this direction is underway. The goal of the club which entered the international arena not only with its disciples, but also as a structure, is to create the best possible conditions for local athletes in all Olympic sports and in the competitions to keep the flag of Azerbaijan on the top.
At the end, the vice-president of the clubs Ruslan Khanverdiyev has been invited to receive the “Ughur” prize on behalf of “Zirve”. He also thanked all for this title and expressed his gratitude to the organizers who distinguished our projects and efforts. The festive event was accompanied by performances of well-known singers Samir Javadzadeh and Dilara Kazimova.