SEPTEMBER 10, 2010

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 10, AREMNPRESS: In 2010 is the 20th anniversary of
the Armenian National Olympic Committee (ANOC). A number of events
are intended on that occasion. Press service of the Committee told
Armenpress that a corresponding commission was set up at the September
8 regular session of the ANOC executive committee for organization
of the works of the events. The festive events will be held November

Representatives of the International Olympic Committee, European
Olympic Committee and of federations of different sport styles will
be invited to participate in the events. Chairman of the ANOC Gagik
Tsarukyan positively assessed the participation results of the Armenian
athletes in the first Junior Olympic Games in Singapore. In that
regard he attached importance to the purposeful work of the coaches,
athletes and working staff of the ANOC.

Mr. Tsarukyan referred to the issues as well. He especially pointed
out the significance of training of coaches, conduction of workshops
for specialists both in Armenia and abroad and sport medicine. As
for the next Olympic Games, Gagik Tsarukyan said that we must get
prepared for it from today. And all the medal winners of Singapore
games and their coaches will be rewarded.

The ANOC was assigned to analyze the participation of the Armenian
athletes with the Armenian Sport and Youth Affairs Ministry and sport
federations and to put forth proposals within one month on training of
coaches, further improvement of medical and psychological works among
athletes, strengthening of ties between national and international
federations, etc. Chairman of the International Olympic Committee
Jacques Rogge was present at the Singapore games as well. On behalf
of the latter a souvenir was handed to Gagik Tsarukyan.

From: A. Papazian