Artur ALEKSANYAN (ARM) won a third world title on Monday in Paris to go with his Rio 2016 gold medal with a 3-1 win over last November’s Golden Grand Prix Final winner Musa EVLOEV (RUS) – in a bout in which both wrestlers were cautiously aggressive.
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Yerevan’s newly built Leningradian – Isahakian road was the scene of a summer sport event today, hosting motocross, biking races and sport car shows. Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Motocross, biking races and sport car show in Yerevan"</span>
Armenia has one of the world’s highest chess grandmaster density per million people according to this map posted on Reddit. Continue reading “Armenia's Chess Grandmaster Density among World's Highest”
A wooden bicycle was presented in Yerevan’s Freedom square on Sunday. The bike was developed as part of the “Ticcson” project funded by the Awesome foundation, and looked, well… funny, I guess. And yet, it has a pretty ambitious goal: to “contribute to the development of that culture of changing cars into bicycles” in Yerevan. Continue reading “Biking in Yerevan becomes 'the thing'”
The grandmasters led by Levon Aronian, the world’s second highest ranked chess player, received a hero’s welcome on their return to Armenia late on Monday. Continue reading “Armenians celebrate the victory of the national men's team in the 2012 Chess Olympiad in Istanbul”
When Armenia started losing during yesterday’s game, I was totally heartbroken at first. But than I looked and saw, that in reality, we’re not losing. The score is nothing – our team was playing so good, that I don’t care about the score anymore. Armenia finally has a great football team for the whole world to see and for us – fans, to enjoy. That was a great game, guys! Go Armenia, you’re super! Continue reading “Armenia 1:2 Ireland”
There were no Russian or Armenian (nor Macedonian) channels on the hotel’s list of channels in Tbilisi. So we were moving around with lost and troubled faces since Tuesday. “Where are we going to watch the match?” was everyone’s question when coming across in the hotel lobby in our free time. Continue reading “Armenia Beats Macedonia 4:1 in Euro 2012 Qualifier”
Just like the old days, Armenia’s ex-president Robert Kocharian likes skiing. RFE/RL’s film-crew caught sight of him in Tsakhadzor on January 6th. And just like in the old days – Kocharian avoids journalists as much as he can. Times change, presidents change, Kocharian doesn’t… Continue reading “Ex-President Kocharian still likes skiing and dislikes journalists”
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.
Armenia won a surprise victory against Belgium in World Cup Qualifying game on September 9. The much needed first victory in this World Cup Qualifying round comes ahead of the anticipated football match with Turkey in October, which has become more of a political event, rather than sport. Continue reading “World Cup Qualifying: Armenia 2-1 Belgium Match Highlights”