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.

Soccer: Western Armenia places sixth at ConIFA World Cup

A team of Diaspora Armenian players representing Western Armenia at the World Cup of unrecognized countries and territories finished sixth among 12 teams in a tournament won by hosts Abkhazia.

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.

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: 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.
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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.

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.

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.
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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.

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.

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