Time in Yerevan: 11:07,   28 May 2024

Azerbaijani athletes will not participate in the European Weightlifting Championship in Yerevan

Azerbaijani athletes will not participate in the European Weightlifting Championship in 
Yerevan

YEREVAN, APRIL 15, ARMENPRESS. The Ministry of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan and the National Olympic Committee of that country made a decision to return the Azerbaijani athletes to their homeland after the incident of burning the Azerbaijani flag at the opening ceremony of the European Weightlifting Championship on the evening of April 14 at the Karen Demirchyan Sport and Concert Complex in Yerevan, citing that the Azerbaijani athletes were subjected to under psychological pressure, reports ARMENPRESS.

The European Weightlifting Championship will take place in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, on April 15-23. 389 athletes from 40 countries are participating in the championship.

The Azerbaijani delegation arrived in Yerevan on April 13 with 12 members, 4 of whom are athletes.








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