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Armenia Sports News Digest for Thursday, February 20, 2020


This is the Daily Digest of sports news for Armenia for Thursday, February 20, 2020. The notable stories are the following (we hope you enjoy them):

Armenia PM wants “at least 25 Olympic medals” by 2050

Armenia PM wants “at least 25 Olympic medals” by 2050

February 20, 2020 – 16:55 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – By 2050, Armenia must win at least 25 Olympic medals, while the national football team must become a winner of the European or World Championship, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, February 20.

Pashinyan said the government should change its perception of and attitude towards sports in general.

The Thursday meeting focused on awarding AMD 5 million (approx. $10,500) to each of the athletes recognized the best in the country in 2019.

Pashinyan said sports are of strategic importance to Armenia.

According to him, the country should also produce a World Chess Champion in the coming years.

The Prime Minister said sports victories are not only matters of social and psychological importance, but they also have an economic aspect.

Having Olympic champions increases the flow of tourists to the country, he said, while the development of sports is the best sign that the economy is developing.

Armenian athletes have won a total of 14 medals, in wrestling, weightlifting and boxing.

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Today on Twitter

Here is a selection of some of the tweets about Armenia. Contact us via Twitter if you want to be included in this Twitter list. We retweet occasionally.

According to preliminary data, @Armenia 🇦🇲 registered 7.6% economic growth📈 for 2019, which is the highest record since 2008


#Armenian Genocide, #Turkey

Viktor Pietschmann (1881-1956) Austrian

Served in Austrian army in World War I in Turkey

Witnessed Armenian Genocide & took many photographs of the deportees

In Erzurum, witnessed Armenian Genocide carried out by the local government

PR of #Armenia🇦🇲Chair of #CSW64 Mher Margaryan met with @UN_PGA Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, discussing #genderequality agenda across #SDGs in the #Decadeofaction. Upcoming anniversaries of #Beijing25, #SDG5 should serve as momentum for accelerated action for all #women & girls

Journalist Irina Keleshaeva stands accused of slander against the #SouthOssetia|n authorities – this isn’t the first time she’s come under the gun

Thank you @GermanyNATO for hosting our colleagues from #Armenia and consistent engagement with @NATO partners.

✊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.


On February 19, #Armenia celebrates #Book-Giving Day. On this occasion, the Human Rights Defender Mr. Arman Tatoyan @atatoyan gave an interview to #Armenpress correspondent. @armenpress

From the #Archives: A promotional drawing from the 1974 US Tour of the #Armenian State #Dance Ensemble (#Հայաստան|ի Պարի Պետակական Անսամբլ)

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