OLYMPIC COMMITTEE PRESIDENT PROMISES $700,000 REWARD FOR BEIJING OLYMPIAD GOLD MEDAL
Aug 21, 2007
YEREVAN, AUGUST 21, ARMENPRESS: President of the Armenian National
Olympic Committee Gagik Tsarukian and sports and youth affairs minister
Armen Grigorian met today with heads of Diaspora Armenian athletic
organizations participating in the 4-th Pan-Armenian Games in Yerevan.
Tsarukian said the Games, since their inception in 1999, have been
a very good event for young people from Diaspora and Armenia-proper
to build close ties.
He urged Diaspora Armenian organizations to work hard for a better and
stronger representation in the Games. He said he could not understand
why a very small Armenian community of Jerusalem has sent 12 athletes
to the Games, while the multi-thousand community in Moscow only
Tsarukian also spoke about plans to participate in the 2008 Beijing
Olympic Games saying he expects some 20-25 athletes of Armenia to
travel to China.
He said an Armenian athletes winning a gold medal in Beijing will
get a $700,000 reward