By Laman Ismayilova An agreement on partnership has been reached between the Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee and Toyota Caucasus LLC. The document was signed by the Vice-President of the Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee Chingiz Huseynzade and the President of Toyota Caucasus LLC Mitsuru Konishi. Toyota Caucasus LLC will be a partner of the Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee and the National Olympic Team until the end of 2018, according to the agreement. Within the framework of the partnership, Toyota Caucasus LLC will support the Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee in carrying out promotional campaigns during the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires and the 2nd International Tennis Solidarity Championship. Chingiz Huseynzade highly appreciated the partnership agreement and stressed that being a partner of one of the world's most famous automakers is a new experience for the Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee . Huseynzade stressed … [Read more...] about National Olympic Committee and Toyota Caucasus eye cooperation
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Maddie Hinch is carrying a lot on her shoulders – literally. As the England hockey team’s goalkeeper walks towards me, it’s impossible not to notice the lumpen sports bag strapped to her back, containing her 15kg of protective kit. It’s a pipingly hot day at Bisham Abbey, the national sports centre in Berkshire, and if I’m struggling to keep cool in the shade of a tree, then Hinch must be close to combustion lugging that thing around. She spots the subject of my gaze and offers a knowing smile by way of introduction: ‘I’m going to burn this bag when I retire.’ Hinch is perhaps the most recognisable face of a group of women who captured the public imagination during the 2016 Rio Olympics (ironic, given that she’s the one player in the team who wears a metal mask). As Team GB battled and bludgeoned their way to gold, Hinch was the star. In the final, decided by a penalty shoot-out against a technically superior Dutch team, Hinch held … [Read more...] about A World Cup we could ACTUALLY win? The women’s hockey team on winning Olympic gold… and the gender play gap
In 1992, while Barcelona was inaugurating its Olympic stadiums, a somewhat more modest sports pavilion was being opened on the far side of Spain, in a Ponferrada satellite town called Camponaraya, in the province of Léon. Like the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Juan Antonio Samaranch, Camponaraya’s mayor, Antonio Canedo, was keen to transform his hometown through sport. And having built the stadium, he put Isaac Álvarez, a weightlifting coach like Canedo himself, at the helm. Add to this mix a young local girl called Lydia Valentín, who was itching to flex her athletic muscles. “I met her when she was just seven years old,” says Álvarez. “She was naturally gifted and had exceptional qualities. She was outstanding in gymnastics and was spectacular at basketball. She was very coordinated with great potential. She was far better than everyone else.” Agile and competitive, Lydia had a breathtaking aptitude and … [Read more...] about Olympic star Lydia Valentín weighs in on doping
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Selkirk-based Borderghost Archery will be sweeping into Jedburgh over the next two months to host Come and Try events at the town’s most historic venues. Elaine and Mike Pearson, who run Borderghost Archery, will be heading up drop-in sessions at Mary, Queen of Scots’ Visitor Centre gardens on Thursday, July 19 and again, at Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum grounds on Thursday, August 9.The fully qualified Level 2 coaches believe the sessions will offer an exciting opportunity to take part in archery and give both children and adults the chance to try their hand at a sport which is new to them, or brush up their skills if they already have some experience with archery.“Archery is an inclusive sport, suitable for any ability and a great activity for someone who may not want to do a team sport,” said Elaine.“Come and Try’ sessions like the ones we are running in Jedburgh are a good way to test your bow skills.”Elaine and Mike have been … [Read more...] about Take a bow and try out your precision and accuracy skills