A delegation led by First Vice-Prime Minister Yagub Eyyubov, Minister of Youth and Sport Azad Rahimov and Vice-President of the NOC of Azerbaijan Chingiz Huseyn-zade will be following the IOC Executive Meeting on Wednesday to announce the cities to be shortlisted as Candidate Cities to continue bidding to host the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and the XV Paralympic Games 2016.
The internationally acclaimed planning and architectural practice AS&P - Albert Speer und Partner GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany) - is currently engaged in defining and expanding on the Venue Concept presented in the Baku 2016 Bid Book.
Azerbaijan's Bid Committee for the Olympic Games 2016 congratulates Elnur & Samir on their 8th place in the European Song Contest. With their song "Day after Day" they achieved a very respectable result at Azerbaijan's first participation in the highly recognised international competition. It was not just a success for the artists, but also for the country and, even more, a motivation for the Olympic Bid Team.