Azerbaijan at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Azerbaijan at the Olympic Games

Flag of Azerbaijan
IOC code  AZE
NOC National Olympic Committee of the Azerbaijani Republic
Website www.noc-aze.org (Azerbaijani) (English)
At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
Competitors 4 in 2 sports
Flag bearer Rahman Khalilov (opening)[1]
Alexei Sitnikov (closing)[2]
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Russian Empire (1900–1912)
Soviet Union (1952–1988)
Unified Team (1992)

Azerbaijan competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia from 7 to 23 February 2014. Even though all the athletes that competed for Azerbaijan werere foreign-born, the head of the Azerbaijani delegation at the Sochi Olympics Kenul Nurullayeva said: "if Azerbaijan is mentioned, at least for three times during the opening ceremony of the Olympics, it will be a big deal for us. What else do we need besides the publicity? We work for this".[3]

At the 2014 Winter Olympics Azerbaijan offered the biggest bonuses for medal-winning athletes among other competing countries ($510,000 for gold, $255,000 for silver and $130,000 for bronze medal).[4]

Rahman Khalilov, president of the country's winter sport federation carried the flag during the opening ceremony.[1]

Alpine skiing[edit]

According to the quota allocation released on January 20, 2014, Azerbaijan has qualified two athletes.[5] Gaia Bassani Antivari had to withdraw from competition, because she sustained an injury during training.[6]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Patrick Brachner Men's giant slalom 1:31.32 60 1:32.31 53 3:03.63 53
Men's slalom DNF
Gaia Bassani Antivari Women's slalom DNS

Figure skating[edit]

Azerbaijan has achieved the following quota places:[7]

Athlete Event OD FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Julia Zlobina / Alexei Sitnikov Ice dancing 58.15 14 Q 90.48 11 148.63 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Timman (7 February 2014). "Opening Ceremony Recap". http://www.tvgrapevine.com/. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Flagbearers". The International Olympic Committee (IOC). February 23, 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Javadova, Khanim (16 January 2014). "BBC: Only foreign athletes will leave for Sochi to present Azerbaijan, but even that does not give Baku much hope for victory". BBC (bbc.co.uk). Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Jeffrey Strain (11 Feb 2014). "What Different Countries Pay Athletes for Olympic Gold Medals". SavingAdvice.com. Retrieved 12 Feb 2014. 
  5. ^ "Summary of Quota allocation as per 20.01.2014". www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Injured Azerbaijani skier halts Olympic adventure". Day.az. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Osborne, Paul (27 December 2013). "Azerbaijan unveils Sochi 2014 Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremony uniforms". http://www.insidethegames.biz/. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 

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