Weighty Argument: Armenian weightlifters to “add weight” to vie for medals in Rio

Hripsime Khurshudyan and Nazik Avdalyan, who have qualified to represent Armenia in weightlifting at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, next summer, will seek to lift more weight than they did while participating in the recent European Championships, the two athletes told media on Thursday.

Unrivaled: Armenian weightlifters win gold, silver medals at European championships

Two Armenian athletes have won medals, including a gold, at the European Weightlifting Championships held in the Fjord City of Norway.
On April 13, weightlifters Tigran Martirosyan and Andranik Karapetyan, included in the 77 kg men’s weight category, had no competitors to match.

FIDE Chief: Armenians to participate in Baku Chess Olympiad

Team Armenia will take part in the Chess Olympiad that is due to be held in Baku on September 1-14, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the head of international chess’s governing body, FIDE, said while attending an Olympiad countdown ceremony in the Azerbaijani capital on Tuesday.

FIDE Chief to Armenia, Azerbaijan: Engage on chessboard, not in battlefields

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the president of international chess’s governing body, FIDE, suggests that Armenians and Azerbaijanis go “country against country” in a game of chess rather than in battles over Nagorno Karabakh.

Weightlifting: Armenia’s Nazik Avdalyan wins gold at European championships

Five years after receiving a serious spinal trauma, Armenia’s female weightlifter Nazik Avdalyan has won a gold medal at European championships, putting up a dazzling performance in the Norwegian city of Fjord.

Soccer: Armenia routs Guatemala in friendly match

Armenia beat Guatemala 7-1 in a weekend friendly played in Los Angeles, USA, as part of Varuzhan Sukiasyan’s team’s preparations for the FIFA World Cup qualifying tournament commencing in September.

Soccer: Armenia gears up for Central American friendlies

Armenian national soccer team head coach Varuzhan Sukiasyan has published the list of 11 players performing for foreign clubs who will be invited for upcoming friendly matches against Guatemala and El Salvador.

Soccer: Mkhitaryan may stay in Dortmund for another season

Borussia Dortmund’s Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan may stay at his current Bundesliga side for another season in 2016-2017 despite speculation about his possible imminent move to one of leading English Premier League clubs.

Gymnastics: Armenians win gold, silver medals at European championships

Armenian gymnast Harutyun Merdinyan has won the continent’s title and his two team mates got silver medals at European Artistic Gymnastics Championships held in Bern, Switzerland.
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Armenian MMA fighter beats Azeri, devotes victory to Karabakh soldiers

An Armenian mixed martial arts fighter has devoted his recent victory over an Azerbaijani rival in Moscow to Armenian soldiers defending Nagorno Karabakh.

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