Topic: Sports

By Maria Cozette Akopian, MBA, EdD Special to the Mirror-Spectator MAHWAH, N.J. — Alecko Eskandarian grew up in New Jersey with a father who had an illustrious soccer career. Quite literally, Alecko followed in his father’s footsteps[...]

By Gavin Gummiskey BAKU (Irish Times)  — When investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova began reporting on the family wealth of Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev — including his daughter’s control of the construction company that[...]

TOKYO (PanARMENIAN.Net) — Boxer Hovhannes Bachkov won bronze at Tokyo Olympics, raising Armenia’s medal count to four. The lightweight boxer lost his final bout to Keyshawn Davis of the United States 5:0 on Friday, August 6․[...]

YEREVAN (PanARMENIAN.Net) — Armenian boxer Hovhannes Bachkov (63kg) will participate in the Tokyo Olympics this summer, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport confirmed on Tuesday, June 29. The two-time European champion[...]

YEREVAN/ KOROLYOV, Russia — My subject is a young Russian boxer, mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Arman Karapetyan. Born in 1992 in Yerevan, from the age of 1 he has lived in the city of Korolyov (Moscow Province). Arman trained under[...]

BARTLETT, N. H. (thefightcity.com, legacy.com, espn.com) The untimely death of legendary middleweight boxing champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler at age 66 on Saturday, March 13, brought back memories of his defeating Alan Minter for the title[...]

SAINT LOUIS, Mo.  — The Saint Louis Chess Club announced this week that Armenian Grandmaster (GM) Levon Aronian will relocate to Saint Louis, MO and represent the USA in future competitions. “I am sincerely proud to have had the honor[...]

YEREVAN / MOSCOW — My interlocutor is a 32-year-old professional athlete and fitness trainer Kirill Chakryan. He studied at the Moscow Sports Academy, specializing in theory and methodology of combat sports and weightlifting. Kirill is a[...]

LOS ANGELES – Basketball player and coach Edward Noni Atamian passed away on January 9 after a week-long battle with Covid-19. Atamian was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1932. Atamian started playing basketball at a young age with the Gamk[...]

YEREVAN/USTI NAD LABEM, Czech Republic — Viktor and Erik Agateljan (Aghatelyan), are Armenian professional boxer brothers from Czech Republic. Born in 1994 and 1995 in the town of Ararat, Armenia, from childhood they live with their[...]