High Score: Soccer expert downplays expectations after Armenia’s big wins in LA

The latest victories in friendly games by Armenia’s national soccer team have raised expectations and hopes among local fans for significant progress in upcoming official matches, but a specialist says it is too early to jump to conclusions given the strength of the Havakakan’s latest competitors.

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.

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.

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.

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: English Premiership sides in competition for Mkhitaryan

Leading English Premiership clubs, Chelsea and Arsenal, appear to be in competition to get Borussia Dortmund’s Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan when the transfer window opens at the end of this season.

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.

Soccer: Western Armenia beats Chagos Islands, loses to Abkhazia in ConIFA World Cup

A team of Western Armenia stunned rivals from Chagos Islands 12-0 before losing 0-1 to the hosts at the group stage of the second World Cup for associations outside international soccer’s governing body, FIFA, taking place in Abkhazia.
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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.

Check, Mate!: Aronian beats world chess champ

Top Armenian chess grandmaster Levon Aronian has beaten reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen, of Norway, in Round 8 of the Norway Chess-2016 super tournament in Stavanger.

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