Winners of the 3rd International Tournament in freestyle wrestling have been declared inthe Chechen Republic, as well as a competition for the prize of theVice-President of the Russian Wrestling Federation, Adlan Varaev.Competitions were held from October 8-9 in the Olympic sports complex,Yuga.ru reports.The organizers of the tournament were the International Federation ofCombined Wrestling Styles, the Russian Sport Wrestling Federation and theChechen government.
The football team of Armenia has defeated Macedonia 4-1 in the penultimate match of the qualifying round of the European Championship at Yerevan's Republican Stadium.As a result, Armenia has retained good chances for second place in the group and access to the play-offs for the final tournament of the 2012 European Championship in Poland and Ukraine. In order to come second Armenia will have to defeat the Irish team on October 12.
Bookmakers have started taking bets on the Armenian team in the final matches of the Euro 2012 qualifying round, "News-Armenia" reports.The world's bookmakers put the national team of Armenia as the clear favourite in the upcoming match against Macedonia.The match against Macedonia is being held at the Republic Stadium in Yerevan on October 7 at 20:00 local time (19:00 GMT).The bookmaker William Hill is giving odds of 7/10 for Armenia winning, 13/5 for a draw and 4/1 for a Macedonian victory.
Anapa is hosting the 9th sports games for the peoples of Russia's South at the federal center Smena on October 5, Yuga.ru reports.Athletes will compete in 23 types of sports, including arm wrestling, boxing, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, belt wrestling, basketball, volleyball, cycling, judo, mini-football, track and weightlifting, table tennis, taekwondo, sambo, swimming and chess. The games have been held since 1993. They have previously been held in Nalchik, Stavropol, Kislovodsk and Maikop.
The presidential envoy to the North Caucasus Federal District, Alexander Khloponin, believes that the Caucasian Games can contribute to solving the so-called Circassian problem.
Russia’s rhythmic gymnast star Yevgenia Kanaeva has stolen the show at the World Championships in the French city of Montpellier, having grabbed all gold medals available to date. During the first three days of competition Kanaeva claimed five wins, four of them coming from individual competitions and the other as part of the Russian team in all-around event
The Azerbaijani Boxing Federation has denied accusations in fix-ups with the International Association for Amateur Boxing (AIBA) for the Olympic Games in 2012, Trend reports.Vice-President of the Azerbaijani Boxing Federation Agajan Abiyev said that whoever made the accusations is against AIBA President Ching Kuo Wu and Azerbaijan.Ching Kuo Wu called the information absurd.
The President of the Armenian Football Federation, Ruben Ayrapetyan, has denied that an Armenian team is playing in the Russian Football Union, News Armenia reports.
Montpellier (France) has recently held the rounds with rods at the Free Callisthenics Championships.Russian gymnasts Yevgenya Kanayeva and Darya Kondakova have taken first and second places. Silvia Miteva (Bulgaria) took third.Azerbaijani gymnast Aliya Garayeva received 28.100 points and came fourth.
Sportsmen with Armenian last names are going to be placed at a special base during the world boxing championship that starts in Baku on September 26, 1news.az reports. The measure will be taken in order to provide sportsmen with maximum security due to political tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Today the XXXI World Championship of Rhythmic Gymnastics started in the French city of Montpellier.On the first day of competition, gymnasts performed with a hoop and with a ball. Azerbaijani gymnasts Alia Garayeva, Anna Gurbanova and Zeinab Javadli performed with a hoop. As a result of the performance, Garayeva is the leader, Gurbanova is in seventh, while Javadli eighth.15 vouchers for the 2012 Olympics will be given to the winners in the final round of the competition.
The Armenian Boxing Federation has received security guarantees from the Azerbaijani side for the participation of the Armenian team at the World Championships, to be held from September 22 to October 10 in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, the Internet portal Panarmenian.net reports, with reference to the Armenian national team coach Rafael Mehrabian.It will be one of the few visits of Armenian athletes to Baku, as Armenia and Azerbaijan are in conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. It is reported that the Armenian boxers will travel to the capital of Azerbaijan on September 21.
The number of clubs in the Russian first division may increase with the entrance of Armenia, Championat.com reports.