GUMRI (Armenpress) — Shirak Governor Felix Tsolakyan honored Greco-Roman wrestler and European champion, Artur Aleksanyan, on March 26. Tsolakyan congratulated Aleksanyan on his victory and awarded him AMD 400,000. That same day, Gumri Mayor Samuel Balasanyan, welcomed Aleksanyan to the city. Balasantan offered the wrestler his congratulations and presented him with a land parcel located [...]
TBILISI (PanArmenian.net) — Armenian wrestler, Davit Safaryan (66 kg,) took home the European Championships’ gold medal. Safaryan beat out Turkish contender, Yakup Gor, in the finals. Mihran Jaburyan (55 kg), and Narek Sanoyan (60 kg), also represented Armenia in the tournament.
YEREVAN (Wall Street Journal) — Reporters stake out Tigran L. Petrosian’s home. Fans seek his autograph. His image is splashed across magazine covers and his youthful face beams from posters on teenagers’ walls. Continue reading.
ISTANBUL and YEREVAN (ArmeniaNow) — Armenian chess players returned home to a heroes’ welcome after winning the 40th World Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday. President Serge Sargisian personally went to the airport on Monday to meet the chess players who won Armenia’s third Olympic gold, matching the result so far achieved by only [...]
BERLIN (DPA-AFP) — Arthur Abraham has become World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight champion in a unanimous decision over fellow German Robert Stieglitz on August 25. Abraham defended his middleweight title 10 times between 2005 and 2009 before moving up a class. Stieglitz, the cham- pion for the past three years, suffered heavy bruising and [...]
LONDON (Reuters) – The U.S. won the country’s first gold medal in women’s water polo, going one better than they did in Beijing to finally claim the sport’s top prize and end 12 years of painful near-misses for four-time Olympians Brenda Villa and Heather Petri. Continue reading.
NEWTON, Mass. (Boston Globe) — Those red, white and blue earrings that have brought Needham Olympian Aly Raisman so much luck will soon be sparkling on the ears of her teammates: Adamas Fine Jewelry of Newton has promised all the girls on the US Olympic Team their very own pair, after they crushed the Russians [...]