I’m all for basketball diplomacy after Armenia’s “Hatis-Yerevan” team beat Turkey’s “Beshiktash” again on December 17th. Our girls are cool – they beat “Beshiktash” in Istanbul 87-64 in November, and beat them again here in Yerevan – 78։72.
This is good news for Armenia, and for international basketball in general. Whilst Playing bingo online here and visiting casino gaming websites might have opened up access to those who enjoy competing within a digital arena, this has not always been the case for those who prefer more physical sports. It is certainly good to see this team establishing itself within the international sports areas, as this is sure to open up a number of future opportunities for those involved.
If you’re getting all interested, patriotic and stuff, make sure to check out their website – www.hatis.am. Even though there are many foreigners playing in the team, and there aren’t very many in Armenians in the leading cast, meaning the team is more international when it comes to ethnicity, they are really cool as a whole. The team is both very old, meaning “Hatis” existed in Soviet days, but also very young – it was reestablished in August 2009, and it has already made it to the play offs of the European Cup 2009/10. Well done girls!
Along with Nazik Avdalian, our very own World Weightlifting champion (and Gyumri girl at that, which makes me especially proud), the girls are proving – they’re the hope for this country’s future. Well done again, girls!