Solemn opening ceremony was held on October 3 at Heydar Aliyev Sport-Concert Complex for the 27th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championship. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of the Republic of Latvia Mrs Vaira Vike-Freyberga, paying an official visit to our country, attended the ceremony.
Gymnastics has its own place in sport. Beauty, power and art are united in all its types. Sport gymnastics is a complex in which power, rapidness, figures linked with amazing beauty unite at the end.
On May 13 in Baku at Heydar Aliyev Sport-Concern Complex first cup competitions of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation on calisthenics started. In tournament, which has status of stage of World Cup, 105 gymnasts from 24 countries compete.
On December 19, final contests of XI Azerbaijan Championship on Calisthenics were held in ABU Arena Sport Complex. President of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva and Vice-President of Russian Gymnastics Federation Mrs. Irina Viner watched the contests.
Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation held its election conference at National Olympic Committee. Addressing the conference, Minister of Youth, Sport and Tourism Abulfaz Garayev, sport veterans stressed the necessity for renewal of activity of Federation and rebirth of former fame of Azerbaijani gymnasts having won numerous prizes in international competitions in due time.
Creation and development of gymnastics in Azerbaijan takes the beginning since 40th of the last century. As a result of popularization of this kind of sports for a very short term, organization has appeared, and in 1956 the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation was created.
On April 23, solemn opening ceremony was held at Heydar Aliyev Sport-Concert Complex in Baku for stage competition of Calisthenics World Cup.