Physical training and sports are widely spread in Azerbaijan. There are physical training chairs in all the universities and colleges. Physical training classes are included in the curricula of secondary schools for the entire period of education. All universities and schools have sports teachers and equipment. Various regional, republican and international sports competitions are held on a regular basis.
As a consequence of the elementary and all-embracing importance of sports in Azeri life a lot of national sports federations have been established: amongst others the Athletics Federation and the Wrestling Federation which are strong promoters of their sports.