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.

Soccer: Western Armenia at FIFA Outsiders’ World Cup in Abkhazia

A team of Western Armenia is among the 12 sides that are going to participate in the second World Cup for associations outside international soccer’s governing body, FIFA.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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.

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