President of the Republic of Azerbaijan: Mr Ilham Aliyev
Prime Minister of the Republic : Mr Artur Rasi-zadé
Minister of Youth and Sports: Mr Azad Rahimov
President of the National Olympic Committee : Mr Ilham ALIYEV
Land surface: 86 600 km²
Population: 9 million
GDP per capita ($PPP): 4874$
Budget of State (2009):
Budget of the Ministry of Youth and Sports:
21.363 600 AZN
Budget of physical education and sports:
9 000 000 AZN
3 000 000 AZN
Principal financing source for sport:
National and international political priorities in the sports sector (2009)
The normative legal-base of physical education and sports had been strengthened by our government.
The new Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Physical Education and Sports was adopted in 2009.
From the beginning of 2009 there was started preparation process to the 2012 London Olympic Games.
There are 23 Olympic Complexes in our country and 5 of them were opened in 2009.
18th Non-Formal Conference of European Sport Ministers will be held in Baku on 21-22 September, 2010.
In this connection there was held Governing Board and Consultative Committee Meetings of Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) of Council of Europe in Baku on 25-27 May, 2009.
We have started the preparation works to the 2nd Black Sea Games 2010 which will take place in Romania. We took part in 2009 Black Sea Games Administrative Committee Meeting on 24-27 November 2009 in Constanta, Romania.
Council of Physical Education and Sports of CIS established and we participate in its events.
- We continued the relations with UNESCO, WADA, OIC;
- We developed and signed Agreement, Memorandum, and Program with the Republic of Latvia, Republic of Cuba, and Republic of Belarus in 2009.
- Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2007 between the Republic of Azerbaijan and United Kingdom. In the framework of this Memorandum new project “International Inspiration” is carried out. In Azerbaijan International Inspiration has supported the development of two major national strategies for sport for young people – the Strategy Plan for Athletics Development (2009-12) and the long –term National Strategy on Physical Education and Sport Development (2009-20).
For providing financial autonomy of sport federation special article on sport lottery was included in the new law on physical education and sports.
All necessary activities in relation with the implementation of ratified by our country international conventions were provided.
Organisation of sport in the country (2009)
Sport policy is carried out by the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The Ministry of Youth and Sports have its local youth and sports departments (84) in every region of the Republic.
Organization of sport in the country is carried out by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, NOC, sport federations (75), sport clubs, the institutions of science and education functioning in the sphere of physical education and sports.
Results of the last Olympic Games
Summer Games (Beijing, 2008)
Total of available medals: 7
Total of won medals: ( 39th by gold ranking)
Gold: 1; Silver: 2; Bronze: 4
World champion in 2009 (including non olympic sport):
Olympic sport Non Olympic
Senior – 11 Senior – 58
Junior – 3 Junior – 25
Cadet – Cadet – 6
European champion (in 2009):
Olympic sport Non Olympic
Senior – 27 Senior - 31
Junior – 8 Junior - 9
Cadet – 5 Cadet - 9
National Olympic Committee: http://www.noc-aze.org/
Sports director : Minister of Youth and Sports
Name Ilham MADATOV (Mr)
Title Head of Department of International Relations
Address: Olympia str. 4
Tel. : +994 12 465 65 14
Fax: +99412 465 65 14
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org