On March 4th, the employees of the Ministry of Youth and Sport, athletes, media figures and well-known celebrities participated in a paintball tournament.
The tournament was held with the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sport and the National Olympic Committee and was dedicated to the 5th of March – the Day of Physical Education and Sport.
The sector manager of the Ministry of Youth and Sport Aydin Mammadov: “The selection of President Ilham Aliyev as the director of the National Olympic Committee gave a boost to the attention our country pays to physical education and sport. The strengthening of the financial and technological foundation of sports and the training of athletes on a professional level soon resulted in great achievements. The care and attention provided to the sporting field by the President Ilham Aliyev and First Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva is highly appreciated by all sport enthusiasts.”
We would like to note that the Physical Education and Sport Day was established by the order of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on 4th of March 2005. The celebration of the Physical Education and Sports Day on the 5th of March isn’t coincidental. The 5th of March 1995 was the day when the National Leader Heydar Aliyev met with the winners of the World and European championships in the Baku Sports Palace, created the Sports Fund and accepted a new strategy for the development of physical education and sport.