Seeing-off ceremony held for Azerbaijani Olympians
Baku, July 3 (AzerTAc). A seeing-off ceremony has been held today for Azerbaijani sportsmen who will represent the country at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
President of Azerbaijan, president of the National Olympic Committee Ilham Aliyev and his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva participated in the ceremony.
Photo banners reflecting Olympic Movement in Azerbaijan were placed in the foyer of the Heydar Aliyev Center.
The Azerbaijani President addressed the ceremony.
Other speakers included minister of youth and sport Azad Rahimov, head coach of Azerbaijan freestyle wrestling team Firdovsi Umudov, member of the Paralympic team Huseyn Hasanov and member of the boxing team Vatan Huseynov.
Vatan Huseynov read out the text of the Olympic oath.
Olympians kissed the National Flag of Azerbaijan.
President Ilham Aliyev wished every success to the country`s Olympic hopefuls.
The Head of State posed for photographs together with the Olympians.