12, 2008

President Serzh Sargsyan received the 2006 Winter Olympics gold medalist in figure skating Yevgeny Plyushchenko

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The President of Armenia received the 2006 Winter Olympics gold medalist in figure skating, three-time World and five-time European champion Yevgeny Plyushchenko. He arrived to Armenia to observe the technical base of the skating ring at the Karen Demirjian Sport Complex and the ongoing works on the creation of the figure skating school, which is named after him. The official inauguration of the figure skating school will take place in late December.

“Sport is highly esteemed in Armenia. Sport brings recognition to the nation, and it is very true particularly for small nations,” said the President of Armenia.

Serzh Sargsyan thanked Yevgeny Plyushchenko for his contribution to the promotion of figure skating in our country, noting that this sport is acquiring more and more fans. Figure skating has been considerably advanced by the opening of the state of the art skating ring at the Sport Complex. The President of Armenia expressed his support for all initiatives and programs directed at the development of figure skating in Armenia.

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