Artsakhpress

Sport

Yura Movsisyan appointed FFA ambassador in North America

President of the Football Federation of Armenia (FFA) Armen Melikbekyan appointed Yura Movsisyan as the FFA ambassador in North America, the FFA reports.

Tokyo 2020: Organizers hopeful vaccine rollout will allow Games to go ahead

Olympic organisers hope the Covid-19 vaccine will mean the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games can take place in July - despite a newspaper report on Friday casting doubt on their going ahead, BBC Sport reports.

Japan 'committed' to hold rescheduled Tokyo Olympics

The Japanese government said Sunday it remains committed to holding the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer, reacting to an international media storm sparked by comments from one of its senior ministers.

Vast majority of Japanese want Tokyo Olympics cancelled or delayed amid COVID-19 surge

About 80% of people in Japan say this year’s Tokyo Olympics should be cancelled or delayed as worries mount about a record surge in coronavirus cases across the country, a Kyodo News poll showed on Sunday.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan named Player of the Year in Armenia for the 10th time

Football Federation of Armenia announced the voting results of the Player of the Year 2020, the FFA reports.

Lewis Hamilton wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020, BBC reports.

President Harutyunyan received world recordholders brothers Youri and Arthur Saqunts

On 3 September Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan received world recordholders brothers Youri and Arthur Saqunts, the Presidential Office stated.

Mkhitaryan joins Roma from Arsenal on permanent deal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has signed a permanent deal with Roma after terminating his contract with Arsenal by mutual consent, Sky Sports reports.

Mkhitaryan donates national team T-shirts to Armenian servicemen wounded in Tavush

Captain of the national football team Henrikkh Mkhitaryan has offered nominal T-shirts as a gift to the Armenian servicemen wounded in the recent cross-border hostilities in Tavush.

Liverpool become Premier League champions after 30-year wait

Liverpool have ended their 30-year wait for a topflight title after being crowned Premier League champions following Manchester City's 2-1 loss at Chelsea on June 25, ESPN reports.

UEFA approves format of selection for 2022 World Cup for European teams

The UEFA Executive Committee on Thursday approved the format of the selection for the 2022 world Cup in Qatar for European teams, Archysport.com reports, citing the press service of the organization on Twitter.

373 million 203 thousand drams allocated from the state budget for the development of sport in Artsakh

In 2019, 373 million 203 thousand drams were allocated from the state budget for the development of sport in Artsakh.

Mkhitaryan eager to remain at Roma 'for another few years'

Armenian national football team and Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has confessed he would be open to staying at Roma next season.

Roma push to extend Mkhitaryan's loan deal

Roma are in negotiations with Arsenal to extend Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s loan and add an obligation to buy in June 2021, Football Italia reports.

Yerevan to host Olympic rating tournament of beach volleyball

One of the upcoming Olympic Games rating tournaments of women’s beach volleyball will take place in Yerevan, the National Olympic Committee said citing the Easter Europe Volleyball Association.

Armenian chess grandmaster Levon Aronian’s wife Arianne Caoili dies

Armenian chess grandmaster Levon Aronian’s wife Arianne Caoili has died aged 33.

Man Utd goalkeeper David de Gea makes €300k donation to fight coronavirus in Madrid

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has donated €300,000 to fight the coronavirus outbreak in his home city of Madrid, Daily Mirror reports.

Canada and Australia will not send athletes to Tokyo Olympics

Canada and Australia will not send athletes to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo because of the risks associated with the coronavirus outbreak, CNN reported citing the Olympic committees of both countries.

FIFA opens video archive to serve fans in isolation

FIFA announced on Thursday it will be making archival footage of previous World Cup matches available to the public for free, Sports Illustrated reported.

Euro 2020 postponed until next summer amid coronavirus pandemic

Euro 2020 has been postponed by one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, says the Norwegian FA. Uefa, European football's governing body, has been holding an emergency video conference involving major stakeholders on Tuesday, BBC Sport reports.