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.

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.
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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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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