15:50  +04,  February 9, 2018

Armenian delegation at 2018 Winter Olympic Parade in Pyeongchan (PHOTO)

The opening ceremony of the 23rd Winter Olympic Games kicked off in Pyeongchan, South Korea.

The Armenian delegation has already participated in the Olympic Parade. Mikayel Mikayelyan was Armenia’s flagbearer. Head of Delegation Gagik Bolshikyan, Olympians Katya Galstyan, Ashot Karapetyan, as well as coaches of skiing and ski racing Armenian national teams Arthur Mikaelyan and Seyran Harutyunyan and Secretary General of the Armenian Ski Federation Gagik Sargsyan also participated in the Olympic Parade.

As reported earlier, Armenia has three representatives at Pyeongchan 2018: cross-country skiers Mikayel Mikayelyan, Katya Galstyan and alpine skier Ashot Karapetyan. Katya Galstyan participated in Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Armenian athletes will compete on February 13. Mikayel Mikayelyan and Katya Galstyan will perform first.

Russian athletes took part in the Olympic Games in the parade under the Olympic flag.

Due to the Russian doping controversy, the International Olympic Committee will only permit certain Russian athletes to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics under the designation Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR).

South Korean and North Korean delegations took part in the parade together, although both countries are in war.

A total of 102 medals will be up for grabs this year in 15 events.

A total of 2,925 athletes from 92 countries will take part in PyeongChang 2018, and this is a record number in the history of Winter Olympics. Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore made their WinterGames debut at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

The competition schedules of Armenia’s representatives are as follows:

Katya Galstyan: Ladies’ Sprint Classic Qualification, February 13, 12:30pm (Armenia time)

Mikayel Mikayelyan: Men’s Sprint Classic Qualification, February 13, 13:05pm.

Katya Galstyan: Ladies’ 10km Free, February 15, 10:30am

Mikayel Mikayelyan: Men’s 15km Free, February 16, 10am

Ashot Karapetyan: Men’s Giant Slalom Run 1, February 18, 5:15am

Ashot Karapetyan: Men’s Slalom Run 1, February 22, 5:15am.

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