The 6th Pan-Armenian Games Come to a Close

YEREVAN (A.W.)—The 6th Pan-Armenian Games officially came to an end with the closing ceremony in Yerevan on Aug. 13. Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan congratulated the athletes, coaches, organizers, and guests at the ceremony held at Yerevan’s Liberty Square.

A scene from the closing ceremony (Photo: Armenpress)
A scene from the closing ceremony (Photo: Armenpress)

Abrahamyan said that the most important achievement of the Pan­-Armenian Games is “bringing together the sons and daughters of our nation in our homeland.”

“The capital, Yerevan, has become a gathering place for all Armenians and Armenian athletes during the past 11 days. During this time, you all had the possibility of meeting new people and making new friends,” he was quoted as saying by Armenpress. Abrahamyan also called the games a victory for the unity of the Armenian people.

The closing ceremony was attended by the Republic of Armenia’s Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Gabriel Ghazaryan, Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan, and World Boxing Organization (WBO) champion Arthur Abraham.

Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan addresses the crowd (Photo: Armenpress)
Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan addresses the crowd (Photo: Armenpress)

Athletes representing 175 cities from Armenia, Turkey, Russia, Lebanon, Iran, France, the United States, Canada, and many other countries competed in 17 sports during the 10-day tournament. The sports included soccer, futsal, basketball, volleyball, tennis, table tennis, swimming, track and field, chess, badminton, cycling, shooting, arm-wrestling, golf, handball, and beach volleyball.

Host city Yerevan dominated the games with the most gold medals (34) and total medals (89).

This year, a large delegation of athletes and coaches participated from Western Armenia. Soccer teams from Sasun and Istanbul competed for a second time.

Below is the total medal count as published on the official website of the Pan-Armenian Games.

City Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
Yerevan 34 25 30 89
Gyumri 11 10 12 33
Vanadzor 6 7 4 17
Tbilisi 4 2 1 7
Nicosia 2 4 1 7
Akhaltsikhe 2 2 2 6
Armavir 2 1 3 6
Kiev 2 1 3
Hrazdan 2 1 3
Mtskhet 2 2
Tehran 1 7 2 10
Chord 1 4 2 7
Martuni 1 2 2 5
Etchmiadzin 1 1 1 3
Paris 1 1
Barnaul 1 1
Beirut 1 1
Anjar 1 1
Nikolayev 1 1
Charentsavan 1 1
Stepanakert 3 5 8
Sisian 2 1 3
Ijevan 2 2
Artashat 1 3 4
Artik 1 2 3
Abovyan 1 1
Chalter 1 1
Aleppo 2 2
Lugano 1 1
Kessab 1 1
Tavush 1 1
Ahalkalak 1 1


1 Comment

  1. Dear Editor:

    The 6th summer Pan-Armenian Games’ (PAG) medals list, which you have appended to your excellent article, is not updated. Specifically, Los Angeles’ women’s basketball team, lead by Princeton University academic and athletic standout, Ani Tarakchyan, earned a gold medal at this year’s games upon defeating the Glendale (CA) women’s basketball team.

    The Weekly’s readership should be aware that two United States-based teams finished in first and second place, respectively, in women’s basketball at the 6th Summer PAG.

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