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Armenian Greco-Roman wrestlers finish 3rd, freestyle wrestling team comes 11th at Dortmund 2011

The national teams will soon start trainings to get prepared for various international tournaments, the main target being the World Championships scheduled for September 12-18 in Istanbul.

April 9, 2011
Sports lovers were attentively following the development at the European Wrestling Championships in Dortmund, Germany, which brought together 686 wrestlers from 43 countries. Armenia was represented in all of 7 weight categories.

Armenia has chance to break through to UEFA EURO 2012 qualification finals

The team has young and hungry for victory players, a talented coach and support of thousands of fans.

April 2, 2011
Armenia has chance to break through to UEFA EURO 2012 qualification finals
The long-awaited Armenia-Russia UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier ended 0-0 on March 26 in Yerevan.

Football fans to witness 3 Armenia-Russia matches in 2 days

Review of March 10-17 football events.

March 19, 2011
UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier: Tickets for the UEFA EURO 2012 Group B qualifier between Armenia and Russia have been sold out. The tickets cost from AMD 3000 to 7000, going on sale March 7. The Republican Stadium in Yerevan will host the match on March 26, at 7 p.m. local time. Prior to this match, fans of the two national teams will also compete on the same day. Besides, Armenia's and Russia's veterans will pay on March 25 in Mika stadium.

Armenian national weightlifting team for European Championships formed

Review of February 24 – March 3 sports events.

March 5, 2011
Chess: Armenia’s Elina Danileyan and Lilit Mkrtchyan won their 7th round games at FIDE Women’s Grand Prix series in Doha, Qatar. Danielyan continues dominating the tournament with 6.5 points. She is followed by Marie Sebag of France (5 points) and Humpy Koneru of India (4.5 points). Mkrtchyan climbed to the 7th place with 3 points.

Roman Amoyan wins Greco-Roman Wrestling Grand Prix, named as tournament best wrestler

Review of main February 17-24 sports events.

February 25, 2011
Wrestling: Olympic Games bronze winner, World Championship silver winner and European Champion Roman Amoyan (55kg) won gold medal and became the best wrestler of the tournament at the Grand Prix in Slovenia. Arthur Shahinyan (84kg) is also among the tournament winners. Chief Coach of the Armenian Greco-Roman wrestling team, Olympic Games champion Levon Julfalakyan said that Armenian wrestlers participated successfully “Amoyan is among Armenia’s experienced sportsmen and displayed his best qualities at the tournament. The result of Vahan Juharyan (66kg), who won bronze, was good as well,” Julfalakyan said. European champion and World Championship silver winner Arsen Julfalakyan (74kg) also won bronze. According to the Chief Coach, Julfalakyan did not manage to qualify for the finals due to judges’ mistake.

Armenia starts 2011 season with defeat

Review of February 3-10 sport events.

February 10, 2011
Football: Armenia dropped 2 places in FIFA world ranking, appearing 62nd in the list with 512 points. Armenia’s rivals in European Championship Group stage are listed as follows: Russia climbed to 12th position, Slovakia retained 20th position; Ireland came 35th; Andorra - 202nd. Top three are Spain, Netherlands and Germany with 1887, 1723 and 1485 points respectively.

Robert Hovhannisyan wins Armenian Chess Championship

Review of January 27 – February 3 sports events.

February 3, 2011
Chess: Levon Aronian finished 3rd at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk Aan Zee. Hikaru Nakamura of the United States won the tournament with 9 points, followed by Viswanathan Anand of India. Gabriel Sargissian came 5th in tournament B, which was won by Luke McShane (England).

Levon Aronian currently third in Tata Steel Chess Tournament standings

Review of January 20-27 sports events.

January 27, 2011
Chess: Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian tied his 10th round game vs. Anish Giri (Netherlands) and is now third in the standings of Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Gabriel Sargissian is currently 5th in tournament B, after defeat by Le Quanq Liem (Vietnam).

Siranush Andriasyan wins Armenian Women’s Chess Championsip

Review of January 13-20 sports events.

January 20, 2011
Chess Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian defeated Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi to climb to the 3rd place in the standings with 2.5 points at the 73rd Tata SteelChess tournament on Wijk-aan-Zee. In the next round he will play v. Vladimir Kramnik (Russia). Gabriel Sargissian scored 2.5 points in tournament B, beating Wouter Spoelman of the Netherlands. In round 5, he will rival Li Chao (China).

Armenian football teams training for championship to kick off in March

Review of sports January 10-13 events.

January 13, 2011
Football: FIFA published the rankings of national teams, with Armenia retaining 60th place with 515 points. The standings of Armenia’s rivals in group stage of European Championship are as follows: Russia - 13th, Slovakia - 20th, Ireland - 35th, Macedonia - 81st, Andorra - 202nd. Spain top the ranking list, followed by Netherlands and Germany (1887, 1723 and 1485 points respectively).