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Azerbaijani judo referee to officiate judo event at Summer Paralympics

19 April 2024 11:54 (UTC+04:00)
Azerbaijani judo referee to officiate judo event at Summer Paralympics
Laman Ismayilova
Laman Ismayilova
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Azerbaijani A-category international referee Nazim Umbayev has been appointed to officiate a parajudo event at the 2024 Summer Paralympics, Azernews reports.

The para judo event will run from September 5 to 7.

The Summer Paralympics are an international multi-sport event where athletes with physical disabilities compete.

The Paralympic Games are held every four years, organized by the International Paralympic Committee.

The first official event of the Paralympic Games was held in Rome, Italy, in 1960. Around 400 athletes from 23 countries competed at the 1960 Games.

The 2024 Summer Paralympics will take place in France from August 28 to September 8. These games mark the first time Paris will host the Paralympics in its history and the second time that France will host the Paralympic Games.

The programme for the 2024 Summer Paralympics was announced in January 2019, with no changes to the 22 sports from the 2020 Summer Paralympics.

The IPC considered bids for golf, karate, para dance sport, and powerchair football to be added to the Paralympic programme as new sports.

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Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @lmntypewriterrr

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