Azerbaijan holding Days of Healthy Life (PHOTO)1 min read
BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 7. The Azerbaijani
Ministry of Youth and Sports has launched the “Days of Healthy
Life” campaign on the occasion of the International Sports Day,
referring to the ministry.
According to the ministry, everyone can take part in the event
being held in the Seaside National Park (Baku Boulevard) on April
6-10. Participants of the event can test their physical skills by
fulfilling sports standards for their age groups.
The tests are being organized for the following 11 age groups:
6-8 years, 9-10 years, 11-12 years, 13-15 years, 16-17 years, 18-29
years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 60-69 years, and 70+
Sports standards are based on the following programs: running,
long jump, weightlifting, horizontal bar, throwing the ball,
bending and opening the arms from a standing position, and
strengthening the abdominal muscles (“bench press” and
No pre-registration is required to participate. Certificates are
issued to all participants who meet the standards.
On the first day, more than 700 citizens met the standards and
The International Sports Day for Development and Peace is a new
date in the sports calendar.
On August 23, 2013, the UN General Assembly unanimously decided
to mark April 6 as International Sports Day.