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Team Armenia Marches at Olympics Opening Ceremony

Team Armenia Marches at Olympics Opening Ceremony Team Armenia at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi SOCHI, Russia (Armenpress)—Members of the Armenian Olympic team of skiers Sergey Mikayelian, Artur Yeghoyan, Katya Galstian and alpine skier Arman Serebrakian participated in the opening ceremony of the XXII Winter Olympic Games at the “Fisht” Olympic […]

Bulgaria’s playoff hopes hit by 2-1 defeat in Armenia

Bulgaria’s playoff hopes hit by 2-1 defeat in Armenia   Published: Saturday October 12, 2013 MYT 2:22:12 AM   YEREVAN (Reuters) – Armenia beat nine-man Bulgaria 2-1 in an eventful Group B match in Yerevan on Friday to record a first home victory in their World Cup qualifying campaign and dent their opponents’ playoff hopes. […]

Armenia vs. Georgia 3-1

Armenia vs. Georgia 3-1 September 28, 2013 YEREVAN. – A friendly match between the Armenian and the Georgian U17 national football teams was played in Armenia’s capital city Yerevan. In the end, Armenia defeated the guests by a score of 3-1, informs the Football Federation of Armenia website. The squads will play another friendly on […]

Ban for wrestler accused of racism delayed until after World Championships

Ban for wrestler accused of racism delayed until after World Championships Wednesday, 14 August 2013 By Nick Butler August 14 – The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) has postponed the ban issued against Rıza Kayaalp, the Turkish wrestler accused of making racist comments on Twitter, until after next month’s World Championships pending a review […]

Ֆուտբոլ. «Լիվերպուլի» հիմնական թիրախը այս միջսեզոնին հայ կիսապաշտպանն է

Անգլիայի Պրեմիեր լիգայի «Լիվերպուլ» ֆուտբոլային ակումբը հայտարարել է Հայաստանի ազգային հավաքականի և Դոնեցկի «Շախտյորի» կիսապաշտպան Հենրիխ Մխիթարյանին որպես հիմնական նպատակ այս միջսեզոնին և նրան հետ չի պահում եվրոպական ֆուտբոլի ամենացանկալի խաղացողներից մեկի համար պահանջվող 22 մլն ֆունտ ստեռլինգը (33,5 մլն դոլար), գրում է The Guardian-ը: Հայաստանի ազգային հավաքականի կիսապաշտպանը հայտնվեց «Լիվերպուլի» ուշադրության կենտրոնում, քանի որ […]

Blazing New Trails for Armenia’s Olympic Skiing

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—The road to Sochi may be high and mighty but Arman Serebrakian is prepared to take his leaps and bounds. His passion is skiing. His intent? To bring Armenia a skiing medal in the 2014 World Olympic Games in Russia—or at the very least, some credibility in the sport. One might think it’s been […]

Hitching a ride on dreams and a prayer: Armenia’s bobsled team

Lillehammer, Norway – The year was 1994. Armenia was struggling as an Independent Republic for three years and needed a lift. The country was still in recovery from a devastating earthquake in 1988 that took 25,000 lives and left another 300,000 homeless. Poverty and depression was rampant everywhere. Along came two Armenian-American patriots who excelled […]

The Safarov Affair and the Karabagh National Soccer Team

The Safarov Affair and the Karabagh National Soccer Team

When entering Artsakh for the first time you are overwhelmed by the grandeur of the countryside, with its steep mountains and deep narrow valleys. Knowing the history of the ancient Armenian land adds to the emotional attachment you feel for this small piece of paradise. By nightfall, having strolled the streets of Stepanakert by day, […]

Շախմատ. գրոսմայստեր Լևոն Արոնյանը կմասնակցի Լոնդոնի մրցաշարին

Շախմատ. գրոսմայստեր Լևոն Արոնյանը կմասնակցի Լոնդոնի մրցաշարին

Առաջատար գրոսմայստեր Լևոն Արոնյանը պատրաստվում է մասնակցելու դեկտեմբերի 1-10-ը Մեծ Բրիտանիայի մայրաքաղաք Լոնդոնում անցկացվող ամենամյա հեղինակավոր Chess Classic մրցաշարին: Գրոսմայստեր Լևոն Արոնյանը, որը ՖԻԴԵ-ի վարկանիշային աղյուսակում երկրորդն է, ասել է, որ իր հիմնական մրցակիցը Մագնուս Կառլսենն է (Նորվեգիայից), որը երկու անգամ` 2009 և 2010 թվականներին, հաղթել է այս մրցաշարում: Անցյալ շաբաթ խոսելով PanArmenian.net-ի հետ` Արոնյանն […]

Artsakh Soccer Team Beats Abkhazia 3-0

Artsakh Soccer Team Beats Abkhazia 3-0

STEPANAKERT—The Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) National Soccer team beat Abkhazia 3 to 0 in a friendly match played at the Stepenakert Stadium, reported the Stepanakert-based Aparaj newspaper. This was a second match between the two teams. The first took place in September in Sukhumi and the game was tied 1 to 1. The coach of the […]

Homenetmen: a Worldwide Family

I have my parents to thank for a lot of things: the roof over my head, the clothes on my back and the food in my mouth. But, these generic things aside they also took me to church every Sunday, taught me Armenian and, when I was five years old, they enrolled me in Homenetmen. […]

You can’t keep good clubs down, even if they don’t have a place to call home

You can’t keep good clubs down, even if they don’t have a  place to call home

This is the story of two neighbouring football teams, who, in a normal world, really should be playing regular derbies, since their grounds are less than half an hour away from each other. Once upon a time, in the days of the Soviet Union, they did just that. Except, you see, there’s a problem. One […]

Armenia Defeats Hungary, Wins Gold at Chess Olympiad (Video)

Armenia Defeats Hungary, Wins Gold at Chess Olympiad (Video)

ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—Armenia cemented its reputation as a chess superpower by winning gold at the Chess Olympiad on Sept. 9, after defeating Hungary 2.5-1.5 in the final round. Sergei Movsesian was Armenia’s hero of the day. He secured the crucial victory against Hungary’s Zoltan Almasi. Levon Aronian, Vladimir Akopian, and Gabriel Sargissian drew their games. […]

Armenia, China, Russia, and U.S. in the Lead at Chess Olympiad

Armenia, China, Russia, and U.S. in the Lead at Chess Olympiad

ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—With two rounds to go, Armenia shares the lead with China, Russia, and the U.S. at the Chess Olympiad currently underway in Istanbul. Armenia defeated Germany 2.5-1.5 in the ninth round to climb to the top of the standings with 15 points. The U.S. in turn defeated number one seeds Russia 2.5-1.5, while […]

Big Armenian Heart: An Interview with the ‘Strongest Man of Germany’

Born in Iran to Armenian parents, Patrik Baboumian always knew he wanted to become an international strongman. One of his fondest memories with his father, now deceased, was watching the Incredible Hulk rip off his shirt and magically transform into a green robust monster. At the age of seven, the hopeful athlete moved with his […]

German-Armenian Boxer Crowned New World Super Middlweight Champion

German-Armenian Boxer Crowned New World Super Middlweight Champion

BERLIN, Germany (AFP)—Germany’s Arthur Abraham (born Avetik Abrahamyan in Yerevan) is the new world WBO super middleweight champion after his unanimous win over compatriot Robert Stieglitz on Aug. 25. Abraham, 32, who defended his IBF middleweight title 10 times between 2005 and 2009, is now the world champion at the heavier weight after the judges […]

Armenian Olympians: Ancient Olympiads to London 2012

Long before Baron Pierre de Coubertin, after a nearly 1200-year hiatus, organized the Modern Olympics of “Athens 1896,” the Ancient Olympics that began in 776 B.C. honored countless athletes every four years, including some famous Armenians. Among them, Prince Varazdat Arshakuni (Վարազդատ in Armenian; Latinized as Varastades), later King of Armenia, was the last known […]

Armenia’s Medalist Return Home Triumphant

Armenia’s Medalist Return Home Triumphant

YEREVAN—Armenian Olympic medal winners returned home to Armenia Wednesday night and upon arrival at Zvartnots International Airport they were greeted by throngs of relatives and sports enthusiasts who treated them like national heroes. Silver medalist Arsen Julfalakyan and bronze medalists Hripsime Khurshudyan and Artur Aleksanyan were greeted by warm cheers and flowers, while some enthusiasts […]

An Interview with Olympic Silver Medalist Arsen Julfalakyan

An Interview with Olympic Silver Medalist Arsen Julfalakyan

LONDON (A.W.)—Arsen Julfalakyan became a household name in Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora after he won the silver medal in the 74 kg. Greco-Roman wrestling event at the London Olympics on Sun., Aug. 5. In an exclusive interview with the Armenian Weekly, the champion discusses his journey to the Olympics and his future plans. *** […]

London Olympics: 25 athletes to represent Armenia

London Olympics: 25 athletes to represent Armenia

Washington – Twenty-five athletes will represent Armenia at the Olympics games in London that start on July 27. The same number went to the games in China in 2008, when Armenians won a total of six bronze medals. Of the 25 this time, seven will compete in wrestling, six in weightlifting, four in track & […]

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