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Photos: 40th Armenians Olympics opening ceremony in Tehran

Photos by Amir Kholoosi, ISNA

The opening ceremony of the 40th Iranian Armenians Olympic Games was held at Tehran's Ararat Sports Complex at the presence of about 1,200 athletes Friday evening.

According to IRNA Sport Desk, in this year's games there are also 200 athletes from Armenian and Georgia republics and the participating athletes would compete in eight fields.

The Armenians Olympics competitions are held in basketball, football, volleyball, track and field, chess, swimming, table tennis, and boxing.

The opening ceremony of the games was originally scheduled for Wednesday evening, September 10th, but due to a fatal road accident in which 21 Armenian athletes lost their lives on their way to Iran from Turkey, it was delayed for 48 hours.

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