“The sports school of the Olympic shift of Yerevan was founded in 1964. The director of the school is Olympic triple and World multiple champion Albert Azaryan. My first encounter with him and the sports family he created was in 2012. I started occasionally visiting them – now with a camera – trying to know the school and the people, thanks to whom the school operates for so many years, better.
Antique equipments of the school left behind as a legacy from 1968, the rotten floor makes training impermissible. The sportsmen train for the Olympics and other international contests with the same equipment, which were used by their coaches 50 years ago.
Despite all these and other problems they face, they show all their strength, enthusiasm and devote themselves to the trainings. They are not used to complaining here, they are all optimists!”