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Bulgarian Boxer Settles for Olympic Bronze

Bulgarian boxer Boris Georgiev settled for a bronze medal in the 64-kg Olympic tournament.

Sports | August 27, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 578

Bulgaria Kayak Misses Olympic Title

Bulgaria's four failed to win an Olympic canoe/kayak bronze in the 1,000m finals. The Bulgarians clocked 2:59.

Sports | August 27, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 518

Thugs Stab Jovtchev's Brother

The brother of Bulgaria's top gymnast, Olympic medallist Jordan Jovtchev, was stabbed with a knife by store robbers. The incident took place in the Jovchevs' home city of Plovdiv.

Sports | August 27, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 656

Mid-Distance Finals Await Bulgarian Runner

Bulgarian runner Daniela Yordanova keeps on her excellent performance in Athens after qualifying for the final sprint at 1,500m on Thursday. She stormed to the finish with fifth best result in her series scoring a personal record of 4:04:94.

Sports | August 27, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 828

Gymnastics Hall Named after Jovtchev

Bulgaria's best gymnast and Olympic Silver medallist Jordan Jovtchev will give his name to a brand-new gymnastics hall to be built in the coastal city of Varna.

Sports | August 26, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 999

Lalova Speeds up for Olympic Beauty

The sprint's young talent Ivet Lalova is on her way to top the Olympics in a new ranking of sport beauties in Athens 2004. The 20-year-old Bulgarian was included in the ranking of German Stern daily along with 40 more Athens Olympic stars.

Sports | August 26, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1535

Rhythmic Graces Grab Olympic Spotlight

During the last couple of Olympic days Athens will see hot rivalry among the most graceful women globally in the rhythmic gymnastics tournament. Bulgaria's Simona Peycheva, Elizabeth Paisieva and the national group team will compete with the reigning Rus

Sports | August 26, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 830

Bulgarian Ace Captures Bronze on Mats

Wrestler Armen Nazarian enlarged Bulgaria's collection of Olympic medals winning another bronze in the 60kg category. Double Olympic, double World and six-times European Champion Nazarian defeated Russian Alexey Shevtsov 4:3 to step on the honorary podiu

Sports | August 26, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 804

Finnish Top Ski Jumper Arrested for Attempted Murder

Finland's most successful ski jumper Matti Nykaenen has been arrested for attempted murder, Finnish police said. Nykaenen is accused of stabbing a 59-year-old male acquaintance.

Sports | August 26, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1222

Bulgarian Wrestling Ace Down

Bulgarian wrestler Armen Nazaryan failed to qualify for the Olympic finals, after suffering a defeat to Korea's Jung Ji Hyun. It took six minutes for the Korean to score 3-1 over Nazaryan.

Sports | August 26, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 723

Bulgarian Kayak in Olympic Finals

Bulgaria's Stanimir Atanasov qualified for the Olympic men's 500m canoe/ kayak racing. In Thursday's semifinals, Atanasov came out second with 1:50.

Sports | August 26, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 669

Sleepless Nights for Bulgarian Gazelle Lalova

I could not sleep for two days from excitement after the 100m final, Bulgarian sprint talent Ivet Lalova told journalists. The Athens 2004 successful performance of Bulgarian sprint talent Ivet Lalova placed her into the top 10 of the IAAF's Event Rankin

Sports | August 26, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 931

Bulgaria's Nazaryan Advances to Semi-Finals

Bulgarian wrestler Armen Nazaryan advanced to the semi-finals in the Olympic Games in Athens. Nazaryan, 22, overpowered Japan's Macoto Sasamoto (5:3) in Pool C of men's Greco-Roman 60kg pool elimination.

Sports | August 26, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 469

"Greek Link" in Bulgaria's Jovtchev Scoring Controversy

The Australian judge, who gave Bulgarian Jovtchev the lowest score in the Olympics men's rings final, has shared an apartment with his Greek colleague, according to reports. The Australian judge and his Greek colleague Eleftherios Boudakis have lived in

Sports | August 26, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1121

Greece Plays Bulgaria's Anthem Out of Tune

The organizers of Athens Olympic Games play out of tune the Bulgaria's anthem, the Bulgarian Olympic delegation complained. A year before the start of the Olympic Games in Athens, the Bulgarian Olympics Committee sent the organizers the musical score of

Sports | August 26, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 928

Bulgarian Shuffles IAAF Ranking

The Athens 2004 successful performance of Bulgarian sprint talent Ivet Lalova placed her into the top 10 of the IAAF's Event Ranking with 7th place reached for the first time in her career. This season's best sprinter, with June domestic score of 10.

Sports | August 25, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 858

Bulgaria Doubles Weightlifting Success

Bulgarian heavy weightlifter Velichko Cholakov stormed through his +105kg category to win the bronze medal on Wednesday. After missing two attempts with 245kg, Bulgaria's giant garnered a total of 447.

Sports | August 25, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1059

Doping Probe May Bronze Lalova

Bulgarian Ivet Lalova can grab the bronze medal in the 100-meter sprint if the doping probe of Olympic champion Yuliya Nesterenko is confirmed positive, according to press reports. Late on Tuesday a new dope scandal was on its way to erupt as according t

Sports | August 25, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 10216

Bulgarian Jovtchev Crowned with Gold

Bulgaria's top gymnastic Jordan Jovtchev, who was robbed of an Olympic title in Athens, was awarded a gold medal upon his arrival in Sofia.

Sports | August 25, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2339

Bulgaria Throws the Gauntlet to Greek Kakiasvilis

Bulgaria's Olympic winner in men's 94 kg weightlifting vowed to defeat Greek favourite Kakhi Kakiasvilis in Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. If he wants to suffer another defeat, I won't stop him, Milen Dobrev said in response to Kakiasvilis's proclamation

Sports | August 25, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 763

Winning Start for Bulgaria's Nazaryan

Bulgarian wrestler Armen Nazaryan overpowered his first Olympic rival on Wednesday. Nazaryan, 22, won over Ashraf Elgharably of Egypt, in Pool C of men's Greco-Roman 60kg pool elimination.

Sports | August 25, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 631