News from National Federations
In the period of September 5 -7, 2014, Vadim Zelichenok, Director of THE IAAF Moscow Regional Development Centre, Member of EA Council, visited Armenia on the invitation of Robert Emmiyan, President of Armenian Athletic Federation.
Vadim Zelichenok met with sports leaders of Armenia in the Ministry of Sports, National Olympic Comittee, Sports University. The unanimous opinion was expressed about the urgent necessity to lay synthetic track in the National Stadium "Razdan", to develop further IAAF/Nestle Kids' Athletic program in Armenia, to educate athletic coaches and specialists, to organize joint seminars together with IAAF Moscow RDC.
On the 6th of September the traditional athletic competition in long jump for the prize of Robert Emmiyan, European record holder, was held in the Artashat region. It was attended by 9 participants from 6 countries, i.e., Armenia, France, Lithuania, Russia, Rumania, Ukraine. Alexandr Petrov, Russia won the competition with 7.98 m.
IAAF Kids Athletic competition was held before the main event. 48 kids from 5 secondary schools of Artashat age 11-12 years old took part in the competition.