Wednesday, January 23, 2019

British Tabloid: Arsenal could sign Mkhitaryan for next season

The UK’s leading tabloid, The Daily Star, reports that English Premier League side Arsenal are considering signing Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan for the next season despite competition from rival Chelsea.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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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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.