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.

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.

Uplifting Performance: Armenian weightlifters best in Europe in medal standings

Armenia’s weightlifting team has taken first place by the haul of medals won at the European championships in Fjord, Norway.
According to the press service of the National Olympic Committee of Armenia, the country’s athletes have won a total of 18 medals, including 8 gold, 7 silver and 3 bronze medals in men’s and women’s competitions.

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.

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.
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Soccer: Armenia beat El Salvador in LA friendly

Armenia’s national soccer team achieved their second straight victory under new coach Varuzhan Sukiasyan by beating El Salvador in a friendly played in Los Angeles, USA, on June 1.

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.

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.

Bundesliga Man: Mkhitaryan voted best in Germany’s soccer in 2015-16

Borussia Dortmund’s Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been named the player of the Bundesliga 2015-16, according to a poll conducted by German magazine Kicker.

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