14:08  +04,  September 3, 2013

Armenia is very impressive – Olympic silver medalist figure skater Stéphane Lambiel

By Shushanik Hakobyan

YEREVAN. – Of course I had heard about Armenia. You have a lot of famous people such as Andre Agassi, Charles Aznavour, and Cher.

Swiss figure skater, two-time World Champion and 2006 Olympic silver medalist Stéphane Lambiel stated the abovementioned during a briefing with news reporters.  

At present, Lambiel works with Japanese figure skaters as choreographer. 

“I am very excited and impressed. I am here [in Armenia] for the first time, but I can say that I love this country. [Capital city Yerevan] is a very beautiful city with an interesting architecture. Everyone is very positive. Now that I have visited Armenia, I want to come back again later,” Lambiel said.     

To note, the Japanese national figure skating team had decided to train in Armenia for the 2014 Winter Olympics, which will be held in Sochi, Russia.

Four Japanese figure skaters are currently carrying out tentative trainings at Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex in Yerevan. They will spend six days in Armenia and get familiar with the conditions and the ice.  

Ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the entire Japanese national figure skating team will arrive in Armenia.    

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