The idea of holding a Pan-Armenians Games is organizing universal games for all Armenians around of world. The Pan-Armenian Games are complex competitions in individual and team kinds of sport among athletes of the Republic of Armenia and athletes of Armenian origin from other countries. The athletes from various parts of the world represent the cities in which they come from and not countries like other pan-games. The Pan-Armenian Games take place mainly in Yerevan, Armenia. The sports played during the games are football, mini-football, basketball, volleyball, swimming, badminton, tennis, table tennis, chess, athletics and golf.
The first Pan-Armenian Games took place from August 28, 1999 to September 5, 1999. Delegations from 62 cities and 23 countries participated in the games. The second Pan-Armenian Games took place in 2001, followed by the third one in 2003. In 2003, it was decided to transform the Games into once every four years (instead of once every two years). The fourth Pan-Armenian Games were held in 2007. This decision was then subsequently reversed, and the dates for the 2009 games are 8 to 16 August.
The fifth Pan-Armenian Games were held in Yerevan, Armenia, from the 13th to the 21st of August 2011. In 2015 will be the 6th Pan-Armenian Games, where first time will be represented golf.