Armenian Premier League champion Pyunic has lost
its top two players to Greece.
Brothers Arman and Artavard Karamyan, who led
the league in scoring while leading Pyunic to
its dominating title last season have joined Panahaiki
Football Club. Arman Karamyan was named Player
of the Year for the 2002 season after scoring
36 goals on the season, followed by his brother.
The brothers signed deals with the Greek club
on January 3.
Meanwhile Pyunic is preparing to enter the Commonwealth
of Independent States Cup 2003 where it will match
its skills against best clubs from other former
Representing Armenia, Pyunic will compete in
Group B (there are four groups) and will face
Skonto of Latvia when competition begins January
18. It will also be paired against BATE of Belarus
and Regar-Tadaz of Tajikistan in the tournament
which runs through January 26.
Tennis (ATP Tour)
After a short break ATP season 2003 has started.
Sargis Sargsyan of Armenia has begun the season
ranked No. 18. Sargsyan reached the quarterfinals
of a tournament in Chennai, India that ended Monday
(January 6), where he lost to Paradorn Srichaphan
of Thailand 4-6, 4-6.
Sargsyan reached the quarterfinals by defeating
Julien Varlet of France (6-1, 7-5) and Albert
Montanes of Spain (6-4, 6-3).
Figure Skating (European Championships)
Three Armenian figure skaters are preparing for
the European Figure Skating Championships 2003
that will be taking place in Malmo, Sweden from
January 20 to 26.
At the competition Armenia is represented in
two categories out of four. Aramais Grigoryan
will be skating in the men's singles category
meanwhile Anastasia Grebenkina and Vazgen Azroyan
will be representing Armenia in ice dancing.