Armenia to make history at 2018 Winter Olympics Parade of Nations with unique flag-bearer choice
YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 8, ARMENPRESS. Armenia’s skier Michael Michaelyan will be the country’s flag bearer at the 2018 Winter Olympics Parade of Nations at the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang.
Armenia is the only country in the world to have three athletes from the same family to become flag bearers. Michaelyan’s mother and brother were flag bearers of Armenia in the past.
Gagik Bolshikyan, head of Armenia’s delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, told ARMENPRESS that skiers Katya Galstyan, Ashot Karapetyan, coaches Arthur Michaelyan and Seyran Harutyunyan, and Armenian Federation of Skiing boss Gagik Sargsyan will participate in the parade also.
The opening ceremony of the 23rd Winter Olympics will take place February 9, 15:00 Yerevan time.
It is an unprecedented event that three members of the same family are flag-bearers at the Olympic Games.
Michaelyan’s mother was a flag bearer for Armenia at the 1998 18th Winter Olympics, while his brother carried the flag at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.