Second Pan Armenian Games Continue

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armando Didadurian–the head of Argentina’s athletes who have arrived in Armenia for the Second Pan-Armenian Games said in a news conference on Tuesday that the ongoing economic crisis in their country has left a negative impact on sports development.

The Armenian community of Argentina had sent a 180-member team to the first Games in 1991–this year it was able to send only 45 people. But despite these hardships the community is trying to continue promoting sports and other activities. Argentina’s tennis player–David Nalbandian has already gained international recognition.

Mazhak Ohanian–the coach of Armenian basketball team in Istanbul said Turkish-Armenian athletes are virtually in all kinds of sports–including professional sports. He praised the Istanbul-based Ruben Semerjian sport union for helping develop sports within the community.

The chairman of the Armenia’s Track and Field Sergey Khachatrian said five new records were set during the games.

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