On April 16, inauguration of the National Gymnastics Arena took place in Baku.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva attended the inauguration.
The gymnastics hall consists of the main competition section and secondary training sections. Depending on the scale of competitions, number of seats in the main section of the arena may be increased from 5 thousand to 10 thousand. The complex accommodates a press centre, first aid station, choreography and training halls, doping control and administration rooms, shops, cafes and other auxiliary areas.
President Ilham Aliyev and Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva acquainted themselves with the conditions created in the halls, and watched gymnasts’ training process.
The Head of State and his spouse were photographed with gymnasts.
President Ilham Aliyev was presented the first copy of the book “History of the Association of International Sport Press – AISP”.
The Head of State highly appreciated the works done, and gave relevant commissions and recommendations.