Scores of Armenian soccer fans will be traveling to Russia, a country with which citizens of Armenia enjoy a visa-free regime, to support their national team playing a crucial Euro-2012 qualifier in St. Petersburg this coming weekend.
The First Armenian Front, a fan club of the Armenian national soccer team, is organizing a bus tour to the Russian city to facilitate the journey for some of the intending travelers.
Armenia’s longtime champion Pyunik Yerevan failed to keep pace with another leader Ulysses after ending their Sunday league game in a draw.
In Round 11 of the championships Vardan Minasyan’s charges led against Banants (thanks to striker Edgar Manucharyan’s 13th minute goal) until the 62nd minute when the rival’s Brazilian player Webert Da Silva Miguel scored an equalizer.
An American soccer club, Real Salt Lake, on Friday announced the signing of forward Artur Aghasyan. According to the club’s policy, contract terms will not be disclosed.
In an announcement Real Salt Lake said it called in Aghasyan “to bolster its attack at least through the duration of the CONCACAF Gold Cup” as injuries and nation team call-ups “depleted” the Utah side’s forward corps before a busy June schedule.
Armenia’s longtime champion Pyunik Yerevan are back in a familiar spot on top of the Premier League standings after beating Ulysses, their principal rival this season, in a Sunday six-pointer.
In the Round 10 game Vardan Minasyan’s charges scored a 3-1 victory at home thanks to two goals from young striker Hovhannes Hovhannisyan and one goal from Marcos Pizzelli and now share the top position with their fellow townsmen with 20 points.
Armenian prizefighter Vic Darchinyan, who captured the vacant IBO bantamweight world title in an April 24 bout against Colombia’s Yonnhy Perez, said the victory allowed him to increase the world’s awareness of the Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day.
Armenian chess ace Levon Aronian wrote on his Facebook that “many of the best results come after losses” after suffering an unexpected defeat in the quarterfinal of a tournament held to determine the challenger for next year’s Title Matches.
Yerevan football club Ulysses maintained a three-point advantage over reigning champion Pyunik after Round 9 matches in the Armenian Premier League played over the weekend.
On Sunday Ulysses beat Banants 1-0 in Yerevan, while Pyunik traveled to Kapan to beat local Gandzasar 3-1. The other two games of the round ended 2-1 to the home teams as Impuls (Dilijan) beat Shirak (Gyumri) and Mika beat Ararat.
Vachik Vardanyan from Armenia has become a European champion in combat sambo, a hand-to-hand fighting system popular in former Soviet and Eastern Bloc countries.
According to the Armenian Sambo Federation, Vardanyan showed some great skills at the competitions in Bulgaria at the weekend, winning all fights on the way to the gold medal in his 68-kg division.