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Most important sports events of 2016

Olympic medals and courageous victories

January 21, 2017
Most important sports events of 2016
Armenian athletes won 170 medals at European and world championships, including 4 Olympic medals in 2016. The members of Armenia’s adult, junior and youth teams won 10 gold, 11 silver and 20 bronze medals at world championships, as well as 37 gold, 46 silver and 42 bronze medals at European competitions. 7 athletes with disabilities are among the medalists. Greco-Roman wrestler, Olympic champion Artur Aleksanyan was recognized as the best athlete of the year.

The story of Judo

When weakness is not a verdict

October 28, 2016
The story of Judo
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.

How Armenian athlete stole Olympic flag, returned it and got a medal

Story worth reading

September 7, 2016
How Armenian athlete stole Olympic flag, returned it and got a medal
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.

Henrikh, the son of Hamlet

Glorious path of Armenian football star

July 8, 2016
Henrikh, the son of Hamlet
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.

Armenian champions, worn out equipment, old gym

Hard training path

June 10, 2016
Armenian champions, worn out equipment, old gym
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.

The way to championship

Armenian athletes tell about struggle for medals

April 29, 2016
The way to championship
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.

Armenian wrestlers share impressions on European Championship

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
Armenian wrestlers share impressions on European Championship
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.

Armenia sets record, climbs 41st in FIFA rankings

Review of February 10-17 sports events.

February 17, 2012
Armenia sets record, climbs 41st in FIFA rankings
Football: Armenia climbed 4 positions to be placed 41st with 639 points in the FIFA rankings released on February 15.

Armenian football fans got a dream named EURO 2012

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
Armenian football fans got a dream named EURO 2012
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.

Armenian boxers, wrestlers win medals at European Championships

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.
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