18 Armenian Sportsmen to Participate in Olympiad in Athens


YEREVAN, August 12 (Noyan Tapan). The 28th Olympic Games will be held
in Athens, the capital of Greece, on August 13-29. Armenian
representatives will be also among sportsmen from 200 countries of the
world. 18 Armenian sportsmen will participate in the Olympic Games:
weight-lifters Armen Ghazarian, Gevorg Alexanian, Tigran Martirosian,
Ashot Danielian, free-style wrestlers Martin Berberian, Zhirair
Hovhannisian, Mamed Aghaev, Ara Gevorgian, Graeco-Roman wrestlers
Vaghinak Galstian, Levon Geghamian, Haikaz Galstian, boxer Alexan
Nalbandian, judoist Armen Nazarian, field and track athletes Armen
Martirosian and Marine Ghazarian, swimmer Varduhi Avetisian, shot
Norair Bakhtamian and tennis-player Sargis Sargsian. Shot
N. Bakhtamian and judoist A. Nazarian will participate first in the
competitions on August 14. According to specialists, sportsmen from
Armenia excellently prepared for the Olympic Games. Ishkhan Zakarian,
Chairman of the RA State Sport Committee and the National Olympic
Committee, thinks that the winning of two-three medals is real. By the
decision of the RA government, sportsmen winning gold, silver and
bronze medals will be awarded with 40,000 30,000 and 20,000 dollars,
respectively. Well-known sportsman Albert Azarian, a triple Olympic
champion, will carry the banner of the Armenian delegation at the
August 13 ceremony of the opening of the Olympic Games.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress