02.02.2016

Training drills within the framework of the program "Olympic Movement"

Badminton and athletics training drills were held within the framework of the program "Olympic Movement".

Within the framework of the sports program entitled "Olympic Movement" conducted for schoolchildren with the support of the International Olympic Committee, the "Coca-Cola" company - the Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Games, the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, badminton and athletics training drills were held for teams, that won the right to participate in the final stage.

The main purpose of mass physical events is to prepare teams for the final stage of Baku City Championship with the help of professional athletes and coaches.

The event was attended by members of the junior national team in order to make the event more interesting and to encourage children in this kind of sports. Baku Slavic University, Azerbaijan Badminton Federation and Azerbaijan Athletics Federation helped the main partners of the program implement such mass training drills which took place under the program.

At the same time, the event was attended by the representatives of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Education, Azerbaijan Badminton Federation and Azerbaijan Athletics Federation, schoolchildren who won the right to participate in the final stage, and school principals.

Speaking at the event, Natig Lahijov, Director of the Republican Sports Center "Tahsil", noted that schoolchildren`s interest in the program "Olympic Movement" is the result of the promotion of sports and healthy lifestyle among young people. I am confident that this program, implemented with the participation of more than 50,000 schoolchildren, will cover the regions of Azerbaijan and more schools in the coming years. This in turn will lead to the development of physical education and sports in schools.

It should be noted that more than 50,000 schoolchildren studying at nearly 400 general education schools of the capital were involved in athletics, badminton, 3x3 basketball and cycling competitions within the framework of the program "Olympic Movement".  The school-based and district competitions in these kinds of sports were completed. The competitions will end with the final round and sports festival which would be organized at one of the sports arenas where the Baku 2015 First European Games were held.