Seven Athletes to Represent Armenia At Salt Lake City Olympics

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Armenia will be represented by seven athletes at the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City Utah. The athletes are skiers Aram Gajiyan and Margarit Nikolian; alpine skiers Arsen Haroutiunian and Vanessa Rakejian (she lives in France); the bobsled team-Daniel Janjikian and Jorgos Alexandru (both from the US); and figure-skater Yulia Lebedeva. Alexandru might be replaced by Paul Vardanian from the US. The athletes from Armenia will be led by Chairman of the National Olympic Committee of Armenia Ishkhan Zakarian. Armenia’s state flag at the opening ceremony will be carried by alpine skier Arsen Haroutiunian.

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