WELCOME SPEECH OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE GAGIK TSARUKYAN AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE FOURTH PAN-ARMENIAN SUMMER GAMES
I am confident for every Armenian the Pan-Armenian Games give rise to the national pride and high dignity. Also noteworthy is the work of the Organizing Committee. The opening and closing ceremonies of the games are not alike, but they are interconnected, replenishing each other, completely Armenian in nature and close to our national traditions. In comparison with the results of the previous games we are convinced that rates are rising year by year. Therefore, I believe that in the near future the national teams will be replenished by athletes from the Diaspora. Some of them will also defend Armenia’s sporting honor at the Olympics under our tricolor flag. By keeping track of their courageous rows , we will get assured that the delegates of all Diaspora communities have a strong and tight posture, Olympic courage and a self-possession. These games also give a guarantee of sporting victories.