Bernard Tchoullouyan was a bronze medalist in middleweight judo at the 1980 Moskva Olympics. Tchoullouyan had been runner-up at the 1979 World Championships. He won the world title in 1981 at 86 kg, and was a multiple French champion. He also was a three-time bronze medalist at the European Championships, in 1977-78 and 1980. Tchoullouyan later became a prominent judo coach in France. In 2008 he became general manager of Lagardère Paris Racing.