Daily Archives: January 6, 2018

Nurburgring in talks for F1 return in 2019

Baku, January 6, AZERTAC

The Nurburgring is in discussions with Formula 1 bosses regarding a return to the calendar in 2019, according to the motorsport.com.

Ongoing financial challenges and a change of ownership has prevented the circuit from hosting F1 since 2013.

But when Mirco Markfort took over as chief executive officer in March 2016, the venue began formulating a plan to entice F1 back.

Liberty Media is keen to retain European heartland races on the calendar, with the French Grand Prix returning this year for the first time since 2008.

Meanwhile, the German Grand Prix is back after a one-year hiatus, with Hockenheim playing host.

Markfort is keen for F1 to return and is believed to have met with F1 chief Chase Carey at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to discuss the possibility and talks have since continued.

“We really would appreciate to have the Formula 1 back at the Nurburgring in 2019,” Markfort told Motorsport.com.

“This will only be possible if we take meaningful economic surrounding conditions into consideration.

“We are able to confirm that there had been conversations with the owner of the Formula 1, Liberty Media.”

The Nurburgring has hosted 40 grands prix, the first of which took place in 1951.

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Azerbaijani U21 footballers to have training camp in Antalya

Baku, January 6, AZERTAC

The Azerbaijan national under-21 football team will embark on a training camp in Antalya, Turkey from January 9 to 27.

The national squad includes 26 players.

AZERTAG.AZ :Azerbaijani U21 footballers to have training camp in Antalya

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Azerbaijan’s Mammadyarov to compete at FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament

Baku, January 6, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov will contest medals at the 2018 FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament to be held in Berlin, Germany from March 10-28.

Eight of the world’s top grandmasters will come to Berlin to play in the tournament that will be contested as a double round-robin over 14 games. The winner will play a match for the title against reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen in London from November 9-28.

The prize fund of the tournament will be €420,000.

AZERTAG.AZ :Azerbaijan’s Mammadyarov to compete at FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament

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Azerbaijani wrestlers won 294 medals in 2017

Baku, January 6, AZERTAC

“Azerbaijani wrestlers claimed 294 medals at the international tournaments in 2017, including 94 golds, 69 silvers and 131 bronzes,” said the Azerbaijan Wrestling Federation.

“Freestyle wrestlers grabbed 156 medals, Greco-Roman athletes took 102 medals, while 36 medals came from female wrestlers,” the federation added.

AZERTAG.AZ :Azerbaijani wrestlers won 294 medals in 2017

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