Twenty-two-year-old Armenian IM Vahe Baghdasaryan took first prize in Tournament B of the Aeroflot Open chess tournament held in Moscow. Baghdasaryan scored 6.5 points out of 9 and fulfilled a grandmaster norm for the fourth time.
An Azeri sambo fighter has offered his apology for his unsportsmanlike behavior during the performance of Armenia’s national anthem at a recent competition, Levon Hayrapetyan, the head of the Sambo (Unarmed Self-Defense) Federation of Armenia, told Armenpress.
Despite the unwillingness of some sportsmen to participate in the European Games to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, sambo and judo athletes and representatives say that Armenia will take part in the games, although the full staff is not fixed yet.
Top international soccer players of the past will gather in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, later this month for a benefit match also held as tribute to Armenia’s living soccer legend Khoren Hovhannisyan.