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ISTANBUL and YEREVAN (ArmeniaNow) — Armenian chess players returned home to a heroes’ welcome after winning the 40th World Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday. President Serge Sargisian personally went to the airport on[...]

BERLIN (DPA-AFP) — Arthur Abraham has become World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight champion in a unanimous decision over fellow German Robert Stieglitz on August 25. Abraham defended his middleweight title 10 times between[...]

LONDON (Reuters) — The U.S. won the country’s first gold medal in women’s water polo, going one better than they did in Beijing to finally claim the sport’s top prize and end 12 years of painful near-misses for[...]

LONDON (PanARMENIAN.Net) — On August 10, David Hayrapetyan of Russia won the bronze medal, after losing to Thailand’s Kaeo Pongprayoon in the Olympic men’s 49 kilogram boxing[...]

NEWTON, Mass. (Boston Globe) — Those red, white and blue earrings that have brought Needham Olympian Aly Raisman so much luck will soon be sparkling on the ears of her teammates: Adamas Fine Jewelry of Newton has promised all the[...]

Arsen Julfalakyan LONDON — Three athletes from Armenia medaled at the Olympic Games this week, winning one silver and two bronze medals. The silver medal was won on August 6 by Arsen Julfalakyan in the 74-kilogram Greco-Roman wrestling[...]

LONDON (Panarmenian.net, Armenpress) — On July 27, President Serge Sargisian attended a reception given on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II to honor visiting dignitaries and heads of state attending the[...]

LONDON (Moscow Times) — Arsen Galstyan has become Russia’s first Olympic judo winner since the Soviet collapse, and he dedicated his gold medal to those affected by recent floods in the Krasnodar region. Continue[...]

(New York Press) For Michael Gostigian and Sharon Monplaisir, the Olympics have always been a beacon of strength, perseverance, competition—and true love. The married Upper West Siders are both former Olympians, and they credit the Games[...]

LONDON (CNN) — David Nalbandian is under police investigation for an alleged assault after a line judge was injured when the Argentine tennis star kicked over an advertising board in Sunday’s Queen’s Club final. Continue[...]

By Elina Chilingarian YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Hundreds of people poured into Republic Square on Tuesday, September 7, to celebrate yet another impressive victory of Armenia’s national soccer team that gave it a real chance of qualifying for[...]