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Armenia Sports News Digest for Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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This is the Daily Digest of sports news for Armenia for Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The top articles are the following:

Armenian women’s national team to face Lithuania in a friendly

The Armenian women’s national team will hold a training
session at the Football Academy from February 28 to March 6, the Football
Federation of Armenia informs.

Coached by Manuk Sargsyan, the women’s team will
face Lithuania twice in friendlies.

The matches will take plane on March 4 and 6.

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Armenian divers win synchro silver at FINA Grand Prix

Armenian divers win synchro silver at FINA Grand Prix

February 17, 2020 – 12:43 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian divers Vladimir Harutyunyan and Vartan Bayanduryan took silver in the men’s 10-metre synchro of the FINA Grand Prix on Sunday, February 16.

FINA is the international swimming federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for administering international competition in water sports

The Armenian duo scored 332.76 points in the competition, CBC reports.

Laurent Gosselin-Paradis of Montreal and Ethan Pitman of Edmonton won the gold medal, while Maicol Verzotto and Julian Verzotto of Italy took bronze.

The first leg of the FINA Diving Grand Prix began on February 14 in Madrid, Spain, the first of eight stops in total. The series will visit five continents and will conclude in Australia in November.

The next leg of the FINA Diving Grand Prix will take place in Rostock in Germany on February 20.

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Armenian freestyle wrestler claims bronze at European Championships

Armenian freestyle wrestler claims bronze at European Championships

February 17, 2020 – 11:02 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Freestyle wrestler Arsen Harutyunyan of Armenia won bronze at the European Wrestling Championships in Rome on Sunday, February 16.

Harutyunyan defeated the Greek wrestler Georgios Pilidis in the 61 kilograms event to secure the third spot.

Towards the end of the bout, Pilidis suffered a knee injury which Harutyunyan couldn’t help but notice.

Keeping to the rules of fair competition, the Armenian stopped putting pressure on his opponent and offered his help instead.

Earlier, Armenian Greco-Roman wrestlers Gevorg Gharibyan and Artur Aleksanyan had claimed the 60 and 98 kilograms titles, respectively, while Karen Aslanyan (67 kg) and Karapet Chalyan (77 lg) had won bronze medals.

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Today on Twitter

These are a few tweets about Armenia. Get in touch with us via Twitter if you want to be part of this Twitter list. We retweet occasionally.

No, not finished yet… Greco-Roman #wrestlers🤼‍♂️ Karen #Aslanyan (67 kg) & Karapet #Chalyan (77 kg) ensured the presence of the Armenian flag🇦🇲 on pedestal by taking the #bronze medals🥉 during #EuropeanChampionship. Congrats to our heroes! #wretslerome

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Happy #IndependenceDay, #Gambia 🇬🇲! We’re sending our heartfelt congratulations w/ wishes for prosperity and peace to the people of #Gambia.

At the 58th session of the Commission for Social Development, #Armenia🇦🇲highlights economic & social reform priorities for #humanrights-based, inclusive, targeted social #development. Equal economic opportunities & advanced public services are key for poverty eradication #CSocD58

🇦🇲 The referendum will decide the fate of the current composition of the country’s Constitutional Court, the head of which has been in a battle with PM #Pashinyan to retain his position. #armenia

https://jam-news.net/campaign-begins-for-constitutional-referendum-in-armenia/

Main points from the remarks of @armenia’s PM Nikol #Pashinyan during the “An update on #NagornoKarabakh” event on margins of Munich Security Conference #MSC2020

“It is not a matter of territories but security. #NagornoKarabakh cannot compromise its security.”

Part 1

✊32 years ago, these days, the #Karabakhmovement began. With mass demonstration the people of #Artsakh demanded from the Soviet Union the withdrawal of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (NKAO) from the #Azerbaijan SSR and its reunion with the Soviet #Armenia.
#selfdetermination

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A productive meeting w/ #President of #Armenia, H.E. Armen Sarkissian today. We discussed our mutual cooperation as #constitutional institutions; projects of the Human Rights Defender (@OmbudsArmenia ); #humanrights issues; #reforms of the #Constitution & #judicial-#legal system.

I looked at composition of Nagorno Karabakh Republic’s first elected parliament (1991-95). Some things stood out: of 81 seats, 6 were set aside for NKR’s Azerbaijani minority (3 in Shushi, 1 in Khojali, 1 in Karadagli & 1 in Umudlu); they remained vacant. https://twitter.com/ArmenianStudies/status/1227282593516621824

On March 31 #Artsakh people votes in General Elections, testament 2 #EarnedSovereignty Democratic ideals & statehood.
Thus,@mfankr launches accreditation& invites journalists 2 aid Dem processes by following events on the ground
#Karabakh #ArtsakhVotes2020
http://www.nkr.am/en/media-accreditation

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