More than 6,200 Armenian athletes from 36 countries of the world will have another opportunity to compete with each other in different sports in August when Armenia is due to host the sixth Pan-Armenian Games – an event held once every four years.
Underperforming Armenian chess ace Levon Aronian finally found his winning ways in the last round of a prestigious tournament in Moscow, Russia, inadvertently helping his top rival win the first prize.
The Armenian Premier League’s current leader Mika beat Pyunik 3-2 in a dramatic match in Yerevan Sunday evening.
Conceding a goal first in the 10th minute, Mika managed to score three times (in the 30th, 59th and 63rd minutes). Pyunik got back into the contest due to a goal in the 68th minute, but eventually failed to score an equalizer.
A single shot pierced the air as Norair Bakhtamian stretched out his arm and fired across a vast expanse of unkempt grass and parched weeds at the barely visible target. He held the 4.6-milimeter-caliber wooden pistol—almost an extension of his hand—steady and fired again.
Although Armenia’s national soccer team does not participate in the European championships opening in Poland and Ukraine tonight, it won’t stop fans in this small South Caucasus country from following with great enthusiasm the competition to decide the continent’s best.