16 Apr 2021
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16 April 2020
Actively engaged in capacity-building through social media, the NOC of Azerbaijan held recently an online meeting with Digital Communication and Media Seminar participants. These seminars are run by the NOC in cooperation with Olympic Solidarity. Around 27 participants from 15 NOCs of European and Asian countries, including Azerbaijan, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Russia, Ukraine, Slovenia, Slovakia and Albania, thus took part in the seminars. The first regional seminar was held in Baku (Azerbaijan), and the second in Madrid (Spain), in cooperation with Olympic Channel at its headquarters. During the online meeting, alongside an overview of the work done in 2020, successful projects that were developed were discussed, including online Olympic Day celebrations and other social media activations. More details at www.noc-aze.org.
12 june 2020
The NOC of Azerbaijan celebrated Olympic Day on 22 May during lockdown with a special event engaging residents from the Nasimi District in the capital city of Baku on their balconies. Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling medallist Rasul Chunayev (photo) and members of the national team of the Azerbaijan Cheerleading Federation (ACF) also took part in the celebration. Implemented in support of the national President and NOC President Ilham Aliyev’s motto “We are Strong Together”, the event saw residents on their balconies repeating the actions of the members of the ACF team and enjoying the performance and dance by Rasul Chunayev. More details here.
22 May 2020
The Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee has been running multiple online campaigns to engage athletes and fans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The NOC has engaged not only well-known champions, but also young athletes and celebrities in order to reach more people. The campaign with the #stayathome #stayinsport hashtags, a video competition to promote staying and doing sport at home, is one example which attracted many users. The NOC is also working closely with national sports federations and other sports institutions to fight COVID-19. The NOC is planning to increase its cooperation with neighbouring and other continental NOCs to promote Olympic solidarity in the fight against the pandemic. Info at www.noc-aze.org.
09 March 2020
On 28 February the NOC of Azerbaijan signed a sponsorship agreement with new partners, within the framework of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. The event was attended by prominent figures from the sports community, Olympians and Paralympians, partners, media representatives and senior government officials. The agreement runs until the end of 2021. The NOC has also signed a cooperation agreement with the National Paralympic Committee of Azerbaijan, in preparation for the 2020 Games. For the first time, Azerbaijan’s Olympic and Paralympic teams will be united as TeamAZE for all promotional campaigns within the framework of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. More info at www.noc-aze.org.
09 December 2019
The 2nd Digital Communications and Media Seminar organised by the NOC of Azerbaijan and the Olympic Channel was held in Madrid (Spain), at the headquarters of the Olympic Channel from 3 to 5 December. Supported by Olympic Solidarity, the seminar was attended by employees from NOCs of 10 European countries: Azerbaijan, Albania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Belarus and Turkey. The main goal of the seminar was to strengthen cooperation between the NOCs, explore the use of modern trends via social media platforms, develop and effectively implement a strategy appropriate for each platform, and prepare for the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in accordance with Olympic Agenda 2020. Olympic Channel General Manager Mark Parkman praised the initiative of the NOC of Azerbaijan to hold such a significant seminar at the Olympic Channel’s headquarters and emphasised that the seminar would contribute to strengthening the individual and team cooperation between the NOCs and between the member committees and the Olympic Channel. More info at www.noc-aze.org
05 august 2019
During the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF), which took place from 21 to 27 July in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, the NOC of Azerbaijan set up an “Olympic Culture and Sports Pavilion” at the athletes’ village, as part of its Olympic Culture and Education Programme. Forty-nine Azerbaijani schools represented European countries and shared knowledge about the culture, history and values of each. The pavilion inauguration event was attended by NOC Vice-President Chingiz Huseynzada, European Olympic Committees President Janez Kocijančič, Minister for Youth and Sport Azad Rahimov, Minister for Education Jeyhun Baryamov, NOC Deputy Secretary General Azer Aliyev and officials from participating countries. In addition, on 29 July, the NOC hosted a “Victory Days” event dedicated to EYOF winning athletes and OCEP 2019 winning schools. This annual event has been initiated by the NOC and brings together medallists, members of their families and friends, as well as representatives of the sports community and the media. The volunteers, who actively supported the Azerbaijan team and OCEP schools during the Festival at the athletes’ village, were also honoured. More info at www.noc-aze.org.
08 July 2019
A delegation made up of representatives from the NOCs of Azerbaijan and Belarus, EOC representatives, athletes and other guests paid a visit to the Francisk Skorina Gymnasium No. 1 in Minsk (Belarus). The gymnasium is twinned with school no. 164 in Baku (Azerbaijan) in the framework of the Olympic Culture and Education Programme being run as part of the Baku 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF). The programme, which is supported by Olympic Solidarity, is an initiative of the NOC of Azerbaijan and is being implemented as an EYOF legacy project. Forty-nine schools in Baku have been twinned with other schools across Europe. Twinned schools learn about the culture, history, art and sport of other countries in the programme and share knowledge about their own, while promoting the Olympic values and principles. More info on www.noc-aze.org.
17 June 2019
The Azerbaijan NOC organised a "Sport-Health, Friendship, Unity" art contest dedicated to the 15th European Summer Youth Olympic Festival in the framework of the Olympic Culture and Education Programme. The award ceremony was held in the Children and Youth Development Centre No. 3 in Baku on 14 June. The event was attended by NOC Vice-President Chingiz Huseynzade, NOC Deputy Secretary General Azer Aliyev and Deputy Minister of Education Firudin Gurbanov, who also visited the exhibition dedicated to the works. The exhibition included 156 works from children between 6 and 14 years old from 45 schools. Gifts and diplomas from the organising committee were presented to 34 contestants. More info at www.noc-aze.org.
14 May 2019
On 12 April, an event entitled “100 days to the European Youth Olympic Festival” (EYOF), taking place in Baku this July, was held at the A. Huseynzade Secondary School, in the framework of the Azerbaijani NOC’s Olympic Culture and Education Programme. Attending were NOC Secretary General Aghajan Abiyev; Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Farhad Hajiyev; Olympic champions Zemfira Meftahaddinova, Namig Abdullayev and Nazim Huseynov; and representatives of the EYOF Organising Committee 2019. Financed by Olympic Solidarity, the NOC, the Organising Committee and the Youth and Sports Ministry, the programme is intended to promote culture, sport and the Olympic Movement among young people in the EOC member countries. More details here.
26 March 2019
The presentation ceremony of an art contest on “Sport – health, friendship, unity…” organised within the framework of the Olympic Culture and Education Programme took place at the headquarters of the NOC of Azerbaijan. The contest was held among 49 selected schools and was devoted to the 15th European Youth Summer Olympic Festival, which will be held in Baku in July. The contest had two age categories, for children aged 6 to 10 and from 11 to 14. The contest organisers were the NOC, the Ministry of Education and Child & Youth Development Centre No. 3. The main goals were to promote the Olympic values and ideas among schools and to collect feedback on the Festival. More info at www.noc-aze.org.
08 March 2019
A regional seminar on “Digital Communication and Media” was held in Baku at the initiative of the NOC of Azerbaijan, with the support of Olympic Solidarity. Around 20 communications specialists from 11 European and Asian NOCs (Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine) took part. The aim of the seminar was to study ways to promote the activities and projects implemented by NOCs on social media platforms, and to study innovative approaches to develop an appropriate strategy for each platform. More info on www.noc-aze.org.
01 March 2019
On the occasion of 150 days to go to the XV European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF), the NOC of Azerbaijan launched the “Olympic Culture and Education Programme” (OCEP), in the presence of many personalities such as NOC Vice-President Chingiz Huseynzade, Education Minister Jeyhun Bayramov, Youth and Sports Minister Azad Rahimov and representatives from 10 NOCs of Europe and Asia. The OCEP is organised as part of the EYOF taking place in Baku next July. The programme is also supported by Olympic Solidarity, the NOC of Azerbaijan, the Baku 2019 EYOF Organising Committee and the Ministry of Education, along with the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The main aim of the programme is to promote culture and sport, and the Olympic Movement, among young people in the member countries of the European Olympic Committees. More info at www.noc-aze.org.
22 January 2019
The NOC of Azerbaijan has reported that level 1 technical courses for badminton coaches were organised from 24 to 28 December 2018 with the support of Olympic Solidarity. Eighteen coaches (11 men and 7 women) from Baku, Ganja, Lankaran and Guba attended the courses, which were led by Morteza Validarvi, an expert from the Badminton World Federation (BWF). During the courses, the participants gained theoretical and technical knowledge and received their level 1 coaching certificates at the end. More info on www.noc-aze.org.
20 December 2018
The NOC of Azerbaijan has presented the results of its “Olympic Agenda 2020” Commission at the end of its second year. The Commission was launched in January 2017 to promote the philosophy of the IOC and Olympic Agenda 2020, and to advance the concepts of sustainable development, gender equality, sport for all, etc. NOC Deputy Secretary Azer Aliyev was appointed as the Chairman of the Commission. The focus of the Commission is to take the Olympic Movement in Azerbaijan to the next level from 2017 to 2020 by meeting the requirements of the IOC, especially Olympic Agenda 2020. Full details here.
18 June 2018
From 4 to 7 June, the International Seminar for Sports Physiotherapists was held in Azerbaijan with the support of Olympic Solidarity, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the NOC of Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijan Athletics Federation. Led by Timo Lindemann, a physiotherapist assigned by the IAAF, the seminar brought together local participants as well as those from Turkey, Belarus, Ukraine, Estonia and Latvia. Practical sessions were held in the sports medicine laboratory of the State Physical Education and Sport Academy. All the participants were given an IAAF diploma. Info at www.noc-aze.org.