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Armenian National Team Receives an Amazing "Welcome Home"

Upon returning to Armenia, fresh off a triumphant victory at the Olympiad, the Armenian National Team received an incredibly warm welcome after landing in the airport.  People lined the streets as the players were paraded around the city in a car with the President, culminating with a ceremony in a central square that featured a beautiful fireworks display.

Wanted to share this with all of you as an example of how much chess matters in certain countries compared to others.  Hope you enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jHrQWXynd8c

Comments


  • 2 years ago

    kxd8

    Congrats, Armenia! All countries should be like you.

  • 2 years ago

    diogens

    Yes, thanks for posting, very interesting. Frequently small is beautiful

  • 2 years ago

    bigdoug

    Well done Armenia!!

  • 2 years ago

    Crazychessplaya

    Rock stars!

  • 2 years ago

    FaresYahiaAl-Dhabbi

    wow thanks for sharing!. 1+ for this post

  • 2 years ago

    SylvXIII

    Thanks for sharing, quite the cultural difference!

  • 2 years ago

    APawnCanDream

    Very good for Armenia! Good to see such a congradulatory celebration for chess players.

  • 2 years ago

    IM dpruess

    that was shocking.

  • 2 years ago

    colibas

    amazing show of appreciation, totally worth seeing. Congratulations, Armenia!

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