YEREVAN–(Armenpress)–On December 16–Armenian president Robert Kocharian received a delegation–led by Milan Erzegan–the president of the International Wrestling Federation (IWF). Erzegan announced that the IWF has chosen Yerevan as the host city for holding the 2004 Europe championship
Wrestling is one of the most popular sports in Armenia. It has rich traditions and good prospects for further development–and the relevant bodies are doing their best not only to maintain but also to develop it. Mr. Erzegan praised Armenian wrestlers for their contribution to the development of the sport. As a sign of gratitude he handed over to Kocharian the Gold Chain of the International Wrestling Federation..
President Kocharian assured the delegation that Armenian authorities would do everything to hold the championship properly.