Category: Sports

New Website Sheds Light on Gerard Balakian’s History of Sports Medicine

New Website Sheds Light on Gerard Balakian’s History of Sports Medicine

NEW YORK — Another Balakian is making news; a new website has been launched to chart the history of sports medicine pioneer and inventor of electrolyte-rich beverages for athletes, Dr. Gerard Balakian. The web site — gerardbalakianmd.com — charts the history of the groundbreaking invention of Sportade, the electrolyte replenishment drink that Balakian invented in 1965. […]

Falcons Hire Former USC Coach Steve Sarkisian

Falcons Hire Former USC Coach Steve Sarkisian

ATLANTA (Yahoo Sports) — The Atlanta Falcons, fresh off a collapse in the Super Bowl, hired the offensive coordinator from an Alabama team that blew a lead in the final seconds of last season’s collegiate national championship game. Former University of Washington and University of Southern California head coach Steve Sarkisian was hired to replace Kyle […]

Henrikh Mkhitaryan Becomes First-Ever Armenian to Score in Premier League

Henrikh Mkhitaryan Becomes First-Ever Armenian to Score in Premier League

MANCHESTER, UK (Combined Sources) — On Sunday, December 11, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, became the first ever Armenian-born player in the Premier League, the prestigious British soccer league, to score a goal. Mkhitaryan, who plays for Manchester United, score the team’s only goal against Tottenham Hotspur, to win the game for United, at Old Trafford, the team’s […]

Gebeshian Stands Tall, Reflects on the Olympics and Future Plans

Gebeshian Stands Tall, Reflects on the Olympics and Future Plans

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff CLEVELAND, Ohio — Houry Gebeshian parlayed years of hard work and dedication into an opportunity to make history and compete at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro. An Armenian-American, she became the first female gymnast to represent the Republic of Armenia. She now is in great demand […]

A Well-Deserved Tribute to Gold Medal Coach Adam Krikorian

A Well-Deserved Tribute to Gold Medal Coach Adam Krikorian

By Tom Vartabedian LOS ANGELES — All but lost in this year’s Olympic Games was the work of coach Adam Krikorian. We celebrated a gold medal and three silvers by our Armenian team and one other by an Armenian representing Germany. Yet, we have said little about the United States women’s water polo team which […]

Armenian Boxer Representing Germany Wins Bronze Medal

Armenian Boxer Representing Germany Wins Bronze Medal

RIO (Armenpress) — Armenian-born boxer Artem Harutyunyan, representing Germany, won a bronze medal in the 31st Summer Olympic Games, archysde.com reports. It is a great success for 26-year-old athlete, although he was very close to win gold medal. He expressed his satisfaction for winning the Olympic bronze medal. “I am very proud to be able to […]

Cool as Ice: Olympic Hopefuls Shine for Armenia

Cool as Ice: Olympic Hopefuls Shine for Armenia

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff MONTREAL — Four athletes are hoping to bring gold to Armenia at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. They participated a major qualifier competition in Boston in March. Montreal-born ice dancer Tina Garabedian, 18 is partnered with Simon Proulx-Senecal, and she is giving it her all. The other Olympic […]

Gymnast Houry Gebeshian Qualifies for Olympics

Gymnast Houry Gebeshian Qualifies for Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Armenian-American gymnast Houry Gebeshian will be the first female gymnast to represent Armenia at the Olympics, after placing 21st out of 36 competitors and qualifying at the Pre-Olympic Test Event in Rio on April 17. Gebeshian was born in Auburndale, Mass. in 1989, but obtained Armenian citizenship in 2010 to […]