Armenian Chess-Players – World Olympiad Winners – To Be Honored InYe

ARMENIAN CHESS PLAYERS – WORLD OLYMPIAD WINNERS- TO BE HONORED IN YEREVAN TODAY

DeFacto Agency, Armenia
June 5 2006

A solemn reception in honor of the Armenian chess players – the
winners of the World Chess Olympiad held in Turin – will be organized
in Yerevan today, Novosti-Armenia reports.

Armenian chess players are arriving in Yerevan by the Paris flight at
10 p. m. local time today, RA PM Andranik Margaryan told journalists
today.

In his words, today the government will elaborate the mechanism of
organizing an official reception to be held at the Freedom Square
near the National Theater of Opera and Ballet.

He reminded according to the government’s decision the international
competitions’ winners were rewarded from RA state budget. Armenian
PM added the Armenian chess players might also get additional reward.

RA men’s chess team won the World Chess Olympiad held in Turin, Italy,
May 20 – June 4.

Levon Aronyan (FIDE 2005 World Cup winner), Vladimir Hakobyan, Karen
Asryan, Smbat Lputyan, Gabriel Sargsyan and Artashes Minasyan were
in Armenia’s team.

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