On January 25, a festive event organized with the cooperative organization of Ministry of Youth and Sports and “Sportsman” magazine and dedicated to the results of 2018 has been held in the “JW Marriott-Absheron” hotel.
The names of the winners have been announced within the framework of prestigious “Zafar” High Sports Achievements Award at the event. At the ceremony attended by well-known figures of the country sport, past and present champions and winners, great sport figures and various visitors, “Zirve” International Sport Clubs have been named “The Sport Club of the Year”, while AAAF Holding has been presented the Special Decree “For Services in the Development of Azerbaijan Sports”.
“Zirve” International Sport Clubs-the global project of AAAF Holding, 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. “Zirve “Internatinal Sport Clubs have set up branches in Poland, Bulgaria, Russia, Iran, USA, Israel, Belarus, Georgia, Turkey, Moldova and Ukraine and works 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. The athletes of “Zirve” annually pinch dozens of medals at local and international competitions and conquer the peaks. Former weightlifter, the participant of Atlanta Olympic Games 1996, businessman Tofig Heydarov is the founder of the club.
The vice-president of the club Ruslan Khanverdiyev has been invited to receive the “Zafar” award on behalf of the “Zirve”. Aghajan Abiyev, the General Secretary of the Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee, presented this high award to him.
After that, AAAF Holding was presented the “Zafar” award. Rashad Aliyev, Chairman of the Management Board, got the award on behalf of the company. The award “For services in the development of Azerbaijan sports” was given by Aydin Mammadov-the sector head of the Azerbaijan Youth and Sports Ministry.
The Chairman of the Management Board stated that one of the main objectives of the AAAF Holding is to support the development of sports in Azerbaijan and to ensure our athletes victories in international arenas. Aliyev said that the company is always with athletes, and this process will go on. The speaker thanked all and added that this award would play a major boost for our future activities.
AAAF Holding, that plays a particular role in the construction sector in Azerbaijan, has earned great success in the construction of sports facilities. The Holding is a partner of the International and Azerbaijan Weightlifting Federation. The company has recently took part in the construction and restoration of approximately 30 weightlifting complexes both in the capital and in the regions. AAAF Holding, famous for its AAAF Park projects established in Khirdalan and Astara, Moldova, has specialized in the field of construction, tourism, services, education, food, media, entertainment and sports, and got a number of achievements distinguishing by its sponsorship and financial investment.
The winners were declared in various nominations, prizes, gifts were presented. The festive event, accompanied by performances and dances of famous singers, was put an end with the cutting of special cake made for the 15th anniversary of the magazine “Sportsman”.