With the 2012 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships set to take place in the capital city of Armenia, Yerevan, from 25 November to 8 December, a team of delegates from the International Boxing Association (AIBA) is currently on-site to check over the final details in order to be able to welcome the top talents from all across the world in what is expected to be a thrilling competition later this year.
Meetings were held yesterday with Mr Hrachya Rostomayan, Armenia's Minister for Sport and Youth Affairs as well as with the General Secretary of the National Olympic Committee before visiting the Karen Demirchyan Sport and Concert Complex which overlooks the city and hosted the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships back in 2009. The iconic venue, which has hosted some of the biggest sports and musical events in the country, incorporates state of the art facilities into one complex and is the prime candidate to welcome the athletes.
The tour of Yerevan continued with visits to various hotels before the delegates were invited for a special Armenian dinner at the National Sporting Centre which was hosted by members of the Local Organising Committee (LOC). With Yerevan a city of just over one million inhabitants, transport and traffic will not be an issue.
The two-day site visit continues today with further meetings with the Minister for Sport and Youth Affairs and assessments of possible training venues around the city.
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