By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijan Fencing Federation will receive financial assistance in framework of the global plan to support athletes.
The International Fencing Federation (FIE) has recently announced 2020 global COVID-19.
Initiated by FIE President Alisher Usmanov and embraced by the FIE Executive Committee, the plan aims at providing financial support for its fencing federations, confederations, organisers of competitions, athletes and referees and supplementing the FIE annual aid programmes.
"Our world is challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, with tremendous health, economic, physical and psychological consequences”, said Mr. Usmanov. Fencers and federations have been forced to abruptly cease all activities. In the spirit of solidarity and unity, and to help our global fencing family overcome this difficult period, we have decided on an unprecedented 2020 support plan of 1 million Swiss Francs," the message said.
Notably, Azerbaijan Fencing Federation was established on April 28, 1992. AFF became a member of the International Fencing Federation in May 1992.
AFF held an extraordinary report-election conference on September 20, 2017. The new composition of the organization was identified at the meeting held at the administrative building of the National Olympic Committee. Mikayil Jabbarov was elected as AFF President according to the results of voting.
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