YEREVAN. – The International Wrestling Federation has included Armenia’s Sport and Youth Affairs Ministry department head, and international referee Samvel Harutyunyan among those referees who will officiate the wrestling matches at the 2012 London Olympics.
Harutyunyan has officiated in ex-USSR, European, and world wrestling championships for thirty-five years. The 55-year-old Armenian referee also officiated at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
In the lead-up to the London Olympics, however, Samvel Harutyunyan will also referee several Olympic rating tournaments, the National Olympic Committee of Armenia Press Secretariat informs.