When weakness is not a verdict
October 28, 2016
October 28 was chosen by the International Judo Federation to celebrate the World Judo Day. The 2016 theme is Judo for the World. Previous themes were Unity (2015), Honor (2014), Perseverance (2013), Judo for All (2012) and Respect (2011) for the day, which is dedicated to coaches, fans, judoka and everyone with a passion for one of the world’s most widely practiced sports.
Story worth reading
September 7, 2016
There have been a lot of interesting occurrences in the history of the Olympic Games. Although not being directly relevant to sports, they stuck in memories forever. One of such episodes is the story of Armenian-born athlete and actor Haig Prieste.
Glorious path of Armenian football star
July 8, 2016
On July 6, 2016, Manchester United officially declared acquisition of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the midfielder of the Armenian national team and Borussia Dortmund. Mkhitaryan joins the club on a four-year deal, with the option of a further year. Borussia sold the 27-year-old for a record $42 million, thus making him the most expensive player from the post-Soviet area.
Hard training path
June 10, 2016
Men’s gymnastics comprises six events: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, and horizontal bar. Armenian athletes performed brilliantly in three of these events at 2016 European Gymnastics Championships.
Armenian athletes tell about struggle for medals
April 29, 2016
The first official weightlifting competitions were held in the United States in the middle of the 19th century. As a competitive sport, weightlifting was included in the program of the Olympic Games in 1896.
Armenia's Greco-Roman wrestling team headed by Olympic champion Levon Julfalakyan came back home with one gold and two bronze winners.
March 19, 2012
Arthur Alexanyan (96 kg) became Europe's champion, while Arsen Julfalakyan (74kg) and Yuri Patrikeev (120kg) grabbed bronze medals. Upon their return, the wrestlers met with a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter.
Review of February 10-17 sports events.
February 17, 2012
Football: Armenia climbed 4 positions to be placed 41st with 639 points in the FIFA rankings released on February 15.
Vardan Minasyan achieved one of the most important goals – he formed a squad, who show a real team play in the ground.
September 10, 2011
For the first time in its history, the Armenian national team has a real chance to fight through to the final stage of the European Championship.
Review of June 17-25 sports events.
June 25, 2011
Football: Armenian forwards Gevorg Ghazaryan and Marcos Pizzelli signed 3-year contracts with Metallurg Donetsk. “We have closely watches the guys’ career, so there was no need for a try-out,” Metallurg sports director Vardan Israelyan said. The first match the Armenian forwards played as part of the Ukrainian FC was a friendly against Ujpest (Hungary) on June 21. Earlier, Metallurg signed a contract with Armenian midfielder Karlen Mkrtchyan.
Review of June 6-11 sports events.
June 16, 2011
Tennis:Former Wimbledon finalist and Tennis Masters Cup champion, David Nalbandian lost to Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 5-7 and 1-6 in the AGEON Championship third round at The Queen’s Club in London. Nalbandian who entered the tournament after obtaining a wildcard invitation, had wins over Ilia Marchenko and Ilia Bozoljac in the previous rounds. Even though the Argentine looks in better shape than he has for some time, his physique as sleek as his game, he couldn’t take a hold on Verdasco