Flag Created by Pierre De Coubertin in 1914. “ The Olympic flag ... has a white background, with five interlaced rings in the centre: blue, yellow, black, green and red ... This design is symbolic ; it represents the five inhabited continents of the world, united by Olympism, while the six colors are those that appear on all the national flags of the world at the present time.
Olympic Games <ul><li>The Olympic Games is a major international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions . The Olympic Games have come to be regarded as the world’s foremost sports competition where more than 200 nations participate. The Games are currently held every two years, with Summer and Winter Olympic Games alternating, although they occur every four years within their respective seasonal games. Originally, the ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia , Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee in 1894. The IOC has since become the governing body of the Olympic Movement , whose structure and actions are defined by the Olympic Charter . </li></ul>
The evolution of the Olympic Movement during the 20th and 21st centuries has resulted in several changes to the Olympic Games. Some of these adjustments include the creation of the Winter Games for ice and winter sports, the Paralympic Games for athletes with a physical disability, and the Youth Olympic Games for teenage athletes. The IOC has had to adapt to the varying economic, political, and technological realities of the 20th century. As a result, the Olympics shifted away from pure amateurism, as envisioned by Coubertin, to allow participation of professional athletes. The growing importance of the mass media created the issue of corporate sponsorship and commercialization of the Games. World Wars led to the cancellation of the 1916, 1940, and 1944 Games. Large boycotts during the Cold War limited participation in the 1980 and 1984 Games.
Yuri Vardanian Yuri Vardanian is a former Olympic weightlifter for the USSR . He trained at Lokomotiv in Leninakan , Armenia. Vardanian won the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics , becoming the world's first weightlifter to achieve a 400 kilogram total in the 82.5 kg weight category. During his career he set several world records. He earned the title Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR in 1977 and was awarded the Order of Lenin in 1985. In 1994 he was elected member of the International Weightlifting Federation Hall of Fame . 3 Since 1991 Vardanian lives in the United States .
Senior world champion (1977–79, 1981, 1983, and 1985); Silver medalist in Senior World Championships (1982); Senior European champion (1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, and 1983); Silver medalist in Senior European Championships (1982 and 1984); All-time senior world record holder in total (405 kg competing at 82.5 kg); Multiple senior world record holder in total (1978–92); USSR champion (1977, 1979–82 ) Held the world record of 405 kg, in the total at 82.5 kg weight class before the reconstruction of the weight classes in 1992.
Albert Azaryan Albert Azaryan is a Soviet Armenian artistic gymnast who competed internationally representing the Soviet Union . He is the 1956 and 1960 Olympic champion on the still rings . He was the first person to do one of the most famous exercises on the rings called the Iron Cross , Crucifix , or Azarian Cross in an international competition. He is the 1954 and 1958 World Champion on the rings and 1958 silver medalist on the horizontal bar . He is the father and former coach of Eduard Azarian , a 1980 Olympian in gymnastics. He is the head of the Yerevan School of Gymnastics.
ChampionshipMedals and Disciplines : 1954 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2 gold medals (Teams and Rings)1955 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships 1 gold medal (Rings) 1956 Summer Olympics 2 gold medals (Teams and Rings) 1958 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2 gold medals (Teams and Rings) 1960 Summer Olympics 1 gold medal (Rings) 1 silver medal (Teams)
Levon Julfalakyan Levon Julfalakyan is a former wrestler for the Soviet Union . He won a gold medal in the 1988 Summer Olympics at 68 kg. He is of Armenian descent.
<ul><li>On May 19, Levon Julfalakyan international Greco-Roman wrestling tournament kicked off in Dinamo sports hall of Yerevan. </li></ul><ul><li>The tournament brought together over 90 wrestlers from Armenia, Russia, Iran and Georgia. </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President of the Armenian National Olympic Committee Razmik Stepanyan greeted wrestlers and guests at the opening ceremony. Meanwhile, Vice President of the Russian Wrestling Federation Rafael Samurgashev arrived in Armenia with respect to the tournament. </li></ul>
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