Representatives Of International Ice Hockey Federation Visit Yerevan


Noyan Tapan
Aug 1, 2007

YEREVAN, AUGUST 1, NOYAN TAPAN. The RA Minister of Sport and Youth
Issues Armen Grigorian on July 31 received members of the International
Ice Hockey Federation Council Alexander Sterli (Russia), Frederick
Meredith (UK), and Hanes Ederer (Switzerland).

During the meeting, the sides discussed the reasons for Armenia
national team’s not participating in the 3rd group’s world championship
in Ireland early this year. At that time the Armenian hockey players
were not granted entry visas by the Irish embassy in Moscow. The
International Ice Hockey Federation does not allow the Armenian team
to take part in the world championship in 2008. In this connection the
guests promised that they will put this issue on the agenda of the
International Ice Hockey Federation Exective Committee’s meeting to
be held in Zurich in August, and they will try to make this decision

On the same day the guests went to the Tsitsernakaberd Sport and
Concert Complex where repair work is underway. They said that if
an auxiliary skating rink is build in the complex, it will become
possible to hold big international ice hockey competitions in Yerevan.