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!


  • 4 years ago


    Congrats, Armenia! All countries should be like you.

  • 4 years ago


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

  • 4 years ago


    Well done Armenia!!

  • 4 years ago


    Rock stars!

  • 4 years ago


    wow thanks for sharing!. 1+ for this post

  • 4 years ago


    Thanks for sharing, quite the cultural difference!

  • 4 years ago


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

  • 4 years ago

    IM dpruess

    that was shocking.

  • 4 years ago


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

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