Look around the landscape of professional sports and you'll see Armenians thriving in many and varied corners.There have been plenty of great Armenians in the world of sports including analysts, coaches and players.
However, in the early 1900's people would have never considered this success as a possibility.
From 1915-1918, 1.5 million Armenians were massacred in what is now known as the "Armenian Genocide". Many people considered the Armenian people to be completely wiped out from the face of the earth.
However, instead of slowly dying away, the Armenian people grew together and have now become a big part of pop culture, science and even sports.
These Armenians have all done a lot for their community just by succeeding and proving that no matter how small of a community you are, you could make a huge name for yourself in any capacity.
Some of these Armenians in sports are considered to be one of the greatest in their respective sport, and others have made a name for themselves with a particular crowd. Mostly everyone on this list is a household name in some fashion.
Today is 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. In the spirit of remembrance and as a small tribute, let's take a look at the 10 most influential Armenians in sports history.