A four-member Armenian delegation including only one athlete has already left for Sochi to take part in the Winter Paralympic Games that will open in the southern Russian city on March 7.
The first official Paralympic Games were held in 1960, while the first Winter Paralympics took place in 1976. Armenia has participated in the Games since 1998. At the Games in Sochi on March 7-16 Armenia’s representative is 33 -year-old alpine skier Mher Avanesyan, who is participating on a ‘white card’, which is issued to countries that had no participants in rating competitions.
Armenia national team and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been named Player of the Week in the Bundesliga after an online voting on the official website of the top German soccer league.
The men’s and women’s national chess teams of Armenia start their participation in the European Team Chess Championship in Warsaw, Poland, today with opening-round matches against Bulgaria and Croatia, respectively.