SCANDAL BETWEEN AZERBAIJANI AND ARMENIAN TEAMS BROKE "BRAIN-RING" COMPETITION IN GEORGIA

Today
Aug 4 2011
Azerbaijan

"The competition was broken by the provocation of Armenians and we
responded their provocation", captain of the Azerbaijani team at
the South Caucasian "brain-ring" intellectual competition in Georgia
Balash Gasimov told APA.

He said Armenian team joined the competition in T-shirts with logotype
"Artsakh-Alko". Azerbaijani team and organizers of the competition
demanded them to leave these T-shirts, but they refused to do it
under the pretext that "Artsakh-Alko" company sponsors their team. "In
response to the Armenians, we came to the competition in T-shirts with
"Khanate of Iravana, Azerbaijan. Since 1604" written on it.

Balash Gasimov said this step caused hysteric reaction of the
Armenians. "They refused to compete with the Azerbaijani team and
left the competition. The organizers were forced to suspend the
competition".

Balash Gasimov accused the Armenians in attempt to politicize the
intellectual game and said they got an answer they deserved.

"Everyone, including the organizers, saw that the scandal began with
the provocation of the Armenians. Of course, we didn't leave their
action without response. This move describing the historic past of
Iravan shocked the Armenians and they left the competition being
at fault".

The South Caucasian "brain-ring" intellectual games were held in
Batumi, Georgia on July 29-31, 2011. The competition was organized
by Georgia. The competition was broken because Armenian team came in
T-shirts with logotype "Artsakh-Alko".

Last year Armenian side attempted to hold Armenian "brain-ring"
championship in Khankendi, but the International Clubs Association
annulled the license of this competition.