Category: Sports

Ara Parseghian, Coach Who Returned Notre Dame Football to Greatness, Dies at 94

Ara Parseghian, Coach Who Returned Notre Dame Football to Greatness, Dies at 94

By David Stout GRANGER, Ind. (New York Times) — Ara Parseghian, a Presbyterian of Armenian descent who might have seemed an unlikely savior of Notre Dame football but became just that, coaching the Fighting Irish out of the wilderness and back to greatness in the 1960s and ’70s, died early Wednesday, August 2, at his home […]

Wrestler Marzpet Galstyan Nabs Silver at Francophone Games

Wrestler Marzpet Galstyan Nabs Silver at Francophone Games

ABIDJAN, Cote d’Ivoire (Public Radio of Armenia) — The Armenian freestyle wrestling team has captured another medal at the VIII Games of La Francophonie taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, July 21-30. According to the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, wrestler Marzpet Galstyan (86kg) won the silver medal on July 25. Earlier, the Armenian […]

Mkhitaryan Wins Goal of the Season Award

Mkhitaryan Wins Goal of the Season Award

MANCHESTER, UK (Public Radio of Armenia) — Henrikh Mkhitaryan has won Manchester United’s Goal of the Season Award on May 118. The stunning effort against Sunderland secured a landslide win for the Armenian, whose remarkable scorpion kick picked up 57 per cent of the votes. On receiving the award, Mkhitaryan said of his goal: “To be honest, […]

Armenian Community of China Organizes Chess Championship

Armenian Community of China Organizes Chess Championship

BEIJING — From March 12 to 24, the Armenian Community of China organized its first Online Chess Championship. Armenians from different Chinese cities, such as Nanjing, Hong Kong, Xian, Dalian, Beijing and Shanghai, participated in this event. During the intense and spectacular championship, Albert Voskanyan (Hong Kong) won first place, Ruben Galstyan (Dalian) second and […]

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 […]