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29 October 2013 | in NUSF News, CUSF News, Summer Universiade, Multisports

Awarding Ceremony for Best Student-Athletes in Armenia


 EUSA President Roczek

YEREVAN - On 22 October, the Armenian Student Sports Federation (ARSSF), the Armenian Ministry of Education and Science and the Youth Foundation of Armenia held an awarding ceremony for the best Armenian participants at the 27th Summer Universiade and the best student-athletes in the 14th Republican Students Games.

Mr Mher Ghazaryan, Vice-President of the Armenian Student Sport Federation and Chief of staff at the Ministry of Education and Science, welcomed the student-athletes and stated that during the last years, the Armenian Government and Ministry of Education and Science are paying more attention to the programmes for a healthy lifestyle among the students, organization of sport events and supporting student-athletes to get the best results in international competitions. The awarding ceremony was also attended by the President of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) Mr Adam Roczek.

Mr Roczek expressed his gratitude to the President of the Armenian Student Sports Federation and Minister of Education and Science Mr Armen Ashotyan for supporting the event. He also mentioned the good cooperation between ARSSF and EUSA. Coordinator Board of Trustees of Youth Foundation of Armenia Mr Karen Avagyan also pointed the importance of the role of ARSSF in the development of student sport, the result of which are the medals that student-athletes are achieving in the various championships. He also stressed that the Youth Foundation of Armenia is also ready to implement such programmes that will help athlete’s participation in international competitions and will increase the number of medals.

One of the awarded athletes was European champion, Olympic bronze medallist Arthur Aleksanyan. He stated that it is a pleasure, when an athlete's efforts are appreciated and it is encouraging, leading to more achievements.

In 2013, the Republican Student Games were organised by the Ministry of Education and Science in Armenia and the Armenian Student Sports Federation for the 14th time. There were around 2,000 students from 25 universities taking part. During the whole year student-athletes measured their competitiveness in seven sports, i.e. Basketball, Volleyball, Chess, Table Tennis, Futsal, Handball and Athletics. The aim of this event, held annually, is to promote a healthy lifestyle, and to stimulate sport activities among youth.


(Source: EUSA & ARSSF)

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