Azerbaijan Weightlifting Federation to be re-organized

Jahangir Asgarov

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# 13 August 2021 15:58 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan Weightlifting Federation will be completely re-organized, Federation told APA-Sport.

President of the Federation Jahangir Asgarov has signed a relevant order in this regard.

In accordance with the order, head coach Asif Mammadov and general secretary Rizvan Rasulov were also removed from their positions in the Federation.

The decision to reorganize was made in connection with the dishonest performance of their official duties by officials of the Federation. Despite numerous orders from management to improve the situation, employees continued to be negligent in their work.

The irresponsible attitude of the Federation workers, as well as the disregard of anti-doping rules by our athletes, led to significant penalties from the International Weightlifting Federation.

In the last period alone, the International and European Weightlifting Federations recorded six cases of doping by Azerbaijani weightlifters.

“The steps and actions taken did not lead to a positive result and did not correct the situation. In this regard, I made a decision to completely reorganize the Weightlifting Federation of Azerbaijan. I hope that these changes will help us achieve better sports results in the future, ”Jahangir Asgarov said.

According to him, a new head coach and general secretary of the Federation will be appointed by the end of September.