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Azerbaijani President receives athletes and experts who participated in Singapore Youth Olympic Games

Baku – APA. President Ilham Aliyev has today received Azerbaijani athletes and experts who participated in the Singapore Youth Olympic Games, APA reports quoting AzerTAc.

The President congratulated the athletes on “historic triumph” in the Olympics, saying Azerbaijan was among the world’s leading sports countries. The President said Azerbaijan’s achievements were the result of continuous and radical reforms in the sports sector.

The President said “the fact Azerbaijan’s anthem was performed 5 times and the national flag was raised 8 times during the Olympics is a source of big pride”. President Ilham Aliyev said the Azerbaijani athletes “made history” in Singapore.
The Head of State expressed confidence they would repeat the success in forthcoming London Olympic Games.

President Ilham Aliyev vowed the government would continue placing a particular emphasis to developing sports, adding everyone who contributed to Azerbaijan’s success in Singapore would be awarded.

The President said developing sports had been among the key government priorities.

Following the meeting the Head of State posed for photographs together with the athletes.

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