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Online exhibition



ARMENIAN SPORT LIFE IN THE PRE-WWI OTTOMAN EMPIRE




Medal Olympic games 1912

Silver medal which was granted to the
winners of the Second Armenian
Olympic games in 1912.
Armenian population in the Ottoman Empire before total uprooting as a consequence of premeditated and state–orchestrated genocide plan of the elimination of the Armenian nation on the territory of the Ottoman Turkey circa 1915 was among well modernized elements of the empire which although the segregationist and discriminative nature of the ottomans played significant role in the social, economical and cultural life of the empire.

The European influence and the acknowledgment with the traditions and principles of the European education triggered unprecedented activity in the sport life and sportive activity.

Enough to say that dozens of Armenian sport clubs and boy scout organizations appeared among the Armenian communities from Istanbul to Van, from Trabzon to Adana.

The first time in the history of Turkish Olympic games two Armenian sportsmen represented the Ottoman Turkey in the fifth international Olympic games in Stockholm in 1912 (those were Vahram Phapazyan and Mkrtich Mkryan). Many Armenian teams and individuals permanently scored victories and records in the multinational and intercommoned competitions and championships.

It’s interesting enough that from 1911 to 1914 four “Armenian Olympic games” were organized with the participation of all Armenian sport clubs. Winners of the competitions were awarded with silver medals.

The idea of creation of separate Armenian football league was not realized because of the WWI and subsequent start of genocide policy against the Ottoman Armenians, during which many Armenian sportsman became victims of the first genocide of the 20th century.



Appeal for the participation of the Armenian Olympic Games, “Marmnamarz”, 1911



Fifth Olympic games in Stockholm, second from the right is the representative of the Ottoman
Empire Track and Field Team, runner Vahram Papazyan, “Marmnamarz”, July 5, 1912



Mkrtich Mkryan, participant of the Fifth Olympic games in Stockholm, Robert College campus, “Marmnamarz”, July 5, 1912



Vagharshak Varjapetyan, winner of the Armenian Olympic games and international competitions in Constantinople, bicyclist, “Marmnamarz”, 1911



Vahram Papazyan, Fifth Olympic games in Stockholm, “Marmnamarz”, 1912







“Artsiv” (“Eagle”) athletic club of Trabizond, “Marmnamarz”, 1912



Football team of the Armenian hunting club of Izmir, “Marmnamarz”, 1910



“Shavarshan” football team of American school of Marzvan, “Marmnamarz”, 1911



The football team and athletic club “Atlas” of Nikomedia, “Marmnamarz”, 1913



Sport team of Perperyan school, “Marmnamarz”, 1912



Members of the light athletic club “Partev”, Sebastia, 1900s (The majority of
these people fell victim of the Armenian Genocide)



Football team of the “United club” of Hachn school, “Marmnamarz”, 1911



The Armenian Youth “Tsitsernak” football team, Istanbul, 1910s



Athlete team “Vahagn” of Samatia, “Marmnamarz”, 1912







The football team of St. Poghos’ School of Tarson, 1914





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International Conference

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The Caucasus Frontline of the First World War.
Genocide, Refugees and Humanitarian Assistance


Yerevan, April 21-22, 2014

Temporary exhibition

FIRST
FIRST WORLD WAR: allies, images, massacres
In April 21-th, 2014, the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute is organizing a temporary exhibition presenting hundreds of newly found original caricatures, postcards, posters, etc, representing a unique iconography condemning Turkey as a country that committed Genocide.

LEMKIN SCHOLARSHIP

Lemkin
AGMI ANNOUNCES 2014 LEMKIN SCHOLARSHIP FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS

Temporary exhibition

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CHILDREN VICTIMS OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

In 2014 the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute for the first time is organizing a temporary exhibition dedicated to the tragic faith of the children victims of the Armenian Genocide.

Remember

remember
Khosrov Tatyan served in the position of a treasurer at Urfa government building from 1908 to 1915. He was killed in 1915 by the order of the Turkish government. A victim of the Armenian Genocide.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE STUDIES  

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE STUDIES
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Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex
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