Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva have today opened the Sumgait Olympic Sports Complex.
The Head of State cut a ribbon symbolizing the opening of the facility.
Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov informed the President and Mrs. Aliyeva about the Complex.
The construction with total area of 13,477 square meters started in 2007.
The Head of State and his spouse viewed a 3-storey building of the complex.
The facility has gym, cinema hall, 800-seat universal sports hall, swimming pool and canteen.
President Ilham Aliyev and Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva also viewed the 3-storey hotel in the Complex.
The President and his spouse were presented a catalogue reflecting national sports costumes of Azerbaijan`s Olympic athletes.
President Ilham Aliyev viewed the football pitch.
Then, the Azerbaijani leader met with local residents and sportsmen.
President Ilham Aliyev presented honorary diplomas, certificates and orders of apartments to a group of sportsmen who made contributions to Olympic movement in the country and achieved successes in various sports competitions.
On behalf of Sumgait residents and sportsmen, senior coach of Azerbaijan freestyle wrestling team Firdovsi Umudov thanked the Head of State.