My Canadian-Armenian friend Artin Boghossian just brought to my attention that Canada’s Jeffrey Buttle has won his first men’s title at the world figure skating championship performing to the soundtrack of the Canadian movie Ararat (about the Armenian genocide) and wearing a costume with Armenian motives. The soundtrack includes the famous Armenian song “Groong” and Zurna music.

That’s because one of his coaches is Armenian. The winning performance is posted at