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November 25, 2011
Baku holds Weightlifting Tournament in memory of fallen Sports cameraman

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by Dobor Dezs§, AIPS Executive Committee Member

BUDAPEST, November 25, 2011- The Baku Open Weightlifting Tournament dedicated to the memory of National Hero Fakhraddin Shahbazov was held on November20, at the Masazir weightlifting centre.

20th of November is the anniversary of one of the most tragic events of independence history of Azerbaijan. 20 years have passed since as a result of the tragedy 22 people were killed in the helicopter crash in Garakand village, Khojavand. One of them was Fakhraddin Shahbazov Ibrahim oglu Cameraman, Azerbaijani State TV.

Before the event a minute of silence was observed in memory of the National Hero F.Sahbazov and compatriots who became martyrs in the struggle for freedom of the motherland, then the Deputy Chairman of the Trade Union of Azerbaijan Television and Radio Broadcasting Mubariz Suleymanli welcomed the participants and emphasised the importance of the tournament dedicated to the memory of Fakhraddin Shahbazov. He dwelt briefly on his life history and the sports activity, which have become an example for rising generations.

Baku Open Weightlifting Tournament is traditionally held every year by the Head Office of Youth and Sports of Baku city.

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