Comparing the stardom of chess players in Armenia to that of soccer players elsewhere in the world, CNN looks into the popularity of the game and its masters in the South Caucasus republic in a story featuring Levon Aronian, the country’s top grandmaster and one of the best chess players in the world.
| 25.01.16 | 10:19
Armenian national team player Aras Ozbiliz has signed a 4.5-year contract with Turkish Premier League side Besiktas and will move to Istanbul, his native city.
| 28.12.15 | 10:27
From the 79th position in FIFA rankings at the beginning of 2015 to the 123rd at the end of the year, Armenia’s has been quite a fall in the list of 200 soccer-playing nations in the wake of another failed international tournament.
| 23.12.15 | 12:39
Greco-Roman wrestler Artur Alexanyan has been recognized by journalists as Armenia’s best sportsperson of the year in 2015 – for the second time in a row.
Armenian grandmaster Hrant Melkumyan has won a silver medal in European rapid championships that took place in Minsk, Belarus.
| 15.12.15 | 15:58
In the World Weightlifting Championships Armenia’s national team accomplished its task and won five Olympic berths, Pashik Alaverdyan, the head coach of Armenia’s weightlifting team of men and secretary general of the Weightlifting Federation, told media on Tuesday.
Top Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian finished fourth in the 2015 London Chess Classic super tournament that ended on Sunday and was the final leg in the Grand Chess Tour.
| 11.12.15 | 11:00
Ararat soccer club manager Varuzhan Sukiasyan has been appointed head coach of the Armenian national team. This decision was announced during the December 10 meeting of the Football Federation of Armenia Executive Board, according to the FFA website.
| 04.12.15 | 10:26
Armenia has climbed four positions up in the latest rankings of international soccer’s governing body, FIFA, and is now 123rd among 200 or so soccer-playing nations in the monthly updated list.
| 01.12.15 | 10:05
Ruben Hayrapetyan, the head of the Football Federation of Armenia (FFA), denies he implied “match fixing” when he spoke in interviews with several media last week about “betrayal” by some of the national team players in a recent international match.