A ceremony took place on December 18, dedicated to the sports results of 2017, in the National Olympic Committee.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President of the National Olympic Committee Ilham Aliyev, First Lady, member of the National Olympic Committee’s Executive Committee Mehriban Aliyeva attended the ceremony.
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva familiarized themselves with an exhibition called “The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games Through the Lens of Azerbaijani Photographers” in the foyer of the National Olympic Committee.
The Head of the State addressed the event.
Then awards were presented to sportsmen and sports specialists who have reached high results in 2017.
The Azerbaijani President presented badges of honorary titles and certificates of “Honoured Person of Physical Training and Sports” to Aghalar Akhundzadeh, Zemfira Meftahetdinova, Naghi Babayev, Firat Huseynov, Vagit Davudov, Garib Aliyev and Kamal Ahmadov, “Honoured Journalist” to Aslan Shiraliyev, and “Honoured Physician” to Kamil Iskandarov, for the services in the development of physical training and sports in the country.
The President presented honorary diplomas of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Elkhan Mammadov, Tahir Gozal, and Farid Gayibov.
Ahad Aliyev, who has had special services in the development of physical training and sports in the country, was presented documents on granting him the individual pension by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
At the event, Azer Hasanov, Namig Asgerov, Guloghlan Jabbarov, Khayal Ahmadov, Faig Hasanov and Rasul Mahammadov were conferred on honorary certificates of the president of the National Olympic Committee.
President Ilham Aliyev presented orders for new apartments to a group of sportsmen and sports specialists who have reached high achievements in 2017.
Thereafter, member of the National Olympic Committee’s Executive Committee, founder and head of the Miniature Books Museum, Honorary Person of Art Zarifa Salahova presented keepsakes to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva.