BAGHDASSARIAN Souren

Sports Commenter, Founder and Chief Editor of “Football+” Newspaper

Date and Place of Birth: January 12,1940, Stepanakert, Mountainous Karabagh

Education/Major:

1962-1969 Yerevan Polytechnic Institute; Department of Automatics and Remote Control Engineering

Career:

1971-present sports commentator; the first commentary from “Ararat”-“Pakhtakor” football match of USSR premier league (September 6, 1971)

1996-present founder and chief editor of “Football+” newspaper

1998-2002 head of the Armenian Football Federation press service

2000, 1996 commentator of Europe Football Championships

1998, 1994, 1982 commentator of World Football Championships

1996 commentator of Olympic Football Games, finals

Membership in Journalistic Associations and Their Governing Bodies:

Since 1974 Journalists Union of Armenia

Prizes/Awards:

1984 diploma for close cooperation with State TV and Radio of Armenia

1997 Honoured Worker of RA Physical Culture

2001 diploma of the International Olympic Committee for many-year sports popularization

Candidate for the master of sports in draughts and chess

1979 champion in chess among journalists

1965 2nd place in the Armenian Draughts Championship

Publications: State TV and Radio of Armenia, “Armenia“ TV company, the newspapers “Phizkulturnik Armenii“, “Sovetakan Hayastan“, “Avangard “, “Communist “, “Hayreniki Dzayn“, “Azg “, “Football+“

1998-present posters, official program-guides of the Armenian National Team football matches (Yerevan, Armenia)

Hobbies: draughts, chess

Languages: Armenian, Russian

Marital Status: married, three children, six grandchildren

Contact Information:

apt. 29, Dimitrov str., 76, Yerevan, Armenia

Tel. (374 10) 52 95 06 (office), 45 96 15 (home), (374 91) 42 87 45 (mob.)

Fax: (374 10) 52 95 06

E-mail: footps@arminco.com