Historical background to the document "From the speech of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Sports Complex in Nakhcivan (15 June, 2002)"

Nakhchivan Olympic Sports Complex is the first sports construction that functions away from Baku.

It was built on the personal initiative of the presient of the National Olympic Committee, Ilham Aliyev. One of the main reasons of the successes achieved in the Olympic Games in Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London was Ilham Aliyev’s election President of the National Olympic Committee of the Azerbaijani Republic at the session of the National Olympic Committee of Azerbaijan in 1997.

“90 Instants of the Great leader”, Heydar Aliyev Heritage research center, “Sharq-Qarb”, Baku-2013, p.211