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YEREVAN. – The last farewell is being bid Tuesday in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, to Olympic champion, seven-time world champion, and five-time European champion weightlifter, the late Yuri Vardanyan (PHOTOS).

The memorial service for Vardanyan is held at Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concert Complex.

The legendary athlete will be laid to his final rest on the same day, at Komitas Pantheon.

Yuri Vardanyan had passed away on November 2, after a long-term illness.

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