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News number: 8710082017

17:04 | 2008-12-28

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Azerbaijan to Host First Int'l Zurkhane Tournament

TEHRAN (FNA)- The first international Zurkhane tournament will be held in Azerbaijan, the International Zurkhane Sport Federation (IZSF) said.



Khanlar Gurbanov, the President of the Azerbaijan Zurkhane Federation (AZF), and Mehr Alizadeh, the chairman of the International Zurkhane Sport Federation, made a decision to hold the tournament in Azerbaijan.

The first International Zurkhane tournament will take place in Baku from March 13 to 17 in 2009. It is expected that sportsmen from five continents take part in the tournament.

The tournament will be held in honor of Azerbaijan's National Leader Heydar Aliyev.