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Wages Halved at Levski FC

Players, coaches and the management of Bulgaria's Levski FC saw their wages reduced to one half this month. The harsh sanction came after last weekend's 0-1 loss to traditional rival CSKA.

Sports | April 25, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 621

Bojinov Makes Goalless Return

Fiorentina's Bulgarian star Valeri Bojinov returned to the pitch after an injury last weekend, but his performance was seen as rather disappointing. The teenage striker replaced Miccoli in the second half of a goalless match against Bologna.

Sports | April 25, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 613

Bulgaria's Maggie Faces French Rival at J&S Cup

Bulgaria's best tennis player Magdalena Maleeva will face sixth seeded Nathalie Dechy in the first round of Warsaw' J&S Cup.

Sports | April 25, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 531

Bulgaria Hosts World Climbing Cup

The World Climbing Cup competition took place in Bulgaria's city Veliko Tarnovo from April, 22d to 24th, 2005, Female and Male, difficulty and speed category. It was organized by the Federation of the Bulgarian Alpine Clubs (FBAC) in accordance with th

Sports | April 25, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 565

Bulgarian Weightlifting Team Finishes Second at Euro Champ

Bulgarian weightlifting team finished second at the European Weightlifting Championship closed Sunday in Sofia. The team, led by Neno Terziiski, listed second with 510 points after the team of Turkey with 570 points.

Sports | April 24, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1098

Bulgarian Chess Grandmaster Braces for Top Tournament

Bulgaria's chess Grandmaster Vesselin Topalov will be among the eight world's best chess players invited to participate in the 2005 FIDE World Championship.

Sports | April 24, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1099

CSKA Downs 1:0 Levski

Bulgaria's football team of CSKA defeated 1:0 its classic opponent Levski in an A-group clash on Saturday.

Sports | April 23, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 589

Bulgarians Score Victory in Major Tennis Tournament

Bulgaria became the first nation to qualify for the Fed Cup's World Group II Play-offs when Sesil Karatantcheva and Magdalena Maleeva won both singles rubbers against the Netherlands in Antalya, Turkey. Karatantcheva completed her second Fed Cup campaign

Sports | April 23, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1203

Bulgarian Women Grab Four Bronze at Weightlifting

Yordanka Apostolova, 67 kg, brought the fourth bronze medal for Bulgaria at the women's round of European Weightlifting Championship held in Sofia.

Sports | April 22, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1243

Demirev Becomes European Weightlifting Champ

Bulgarian weightlifter Demir Demirev won the first gold medal for the Bulgarian team so far at the European Championship. Demirev triumphed in the 69kg, leaving the bronze medal to the other Bulgarian representative in that category - Mehmed Fikterov.

Sports | April 22, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1052

Sesil Beats Hungarian at Fed Cup

Bulgarian tennis starlet Sesil Karatantcheva advanced furter at the Fed Cup after defeating Hungarian rival Agnes Szavay. The Bulgarian 15-year-old outplayed the Hungarianl 6-4 6-3 on Thursday in Antalia, Turkey.

Sports | April 21, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 999

Bulgarian Weightlifter Scores Silver

Bulgarian top weightlifter Sevdalin Mintchev has won silver medal in the European Championship in Sofia. He was competing in the 62kg category.

Sports | April 21, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 671

Bulgaria Shrinks in FIFA Ranks

The national squad of Bulgaria has lost another place in the monthly ranking of FIFA occupying now 40th place with 620 points. Croatia, the team's rival in qualifying Group 8 for the World Championship, has climbed by three positions to stand 21st with 6

Sports | April 20, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 582

Athens Honours Bulgarian Olympic Champs

Bulgarian Olympic winners from Athens 2004 Maria Grozdeva and Milen Dobrev became honorary citizens of the Greek capital. The two Olympic champs were presented with a diploma and a letter from Athens' mayor Dora Bakoyianni, who triggered the initiative f

Sports | April 20, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 877

Bulgarian Woman Wins Weightlifting Bronze

Bulgarian weightlifter Donka Mintcheva won Tuesday a bronze medal at the European Championship in Sofia. That was the first medal for the Bulgarian team at the tournament.

Sports | April 19, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 556

Bulgaria's Wrestling Medallists Receive State Awards

Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov gave out awards to all nine wrestlers of Bulgaria who won three gold, three silver and three bronze medals for their country at the European Championship in Varna.

Sports | April 18, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1064

Bulgarian Hopeful Grabs Gold at Dutch Badminton Tournament

Bulgaria's rising star in badminton Petya Nedelcheva won the gold medal in women's singles at Velo Dutch International tournament in Wateringen, Netherlands. The 21-year-old Bulgarian defeated the representative of the hosts Karina De Wit (11-3 11-5).

Sports | April 17, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 566

Bulgarians Grab Two European Sambo Titles

Bulgarians Ivan Iliev (up to 100 kilograms) and Elitsa Ruzheva (up to 56 kilograms) won gold medals at the 2005 European sambo championship at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium. Sambo (an acronym of the Russian phrase "self-defense without weapons") is a kind of

Sports | April 16, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 897

Bulgaria's Best Rackets Brace for Fed Cup

Fed Cup, the largest international team competition for women in sport, will see the best of Bulgarian women tennis with Magdalena Maleeva heading the national team as playing captain.

Sports | April 15, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 931

EU Probes World Cup Ticket Prices

The European Union may approach its control bodies following reports of unjustifiably high prices of the tickets for next year's World Cup because of a deal between Mastercard, FIFA and the German Football Association. EU Competition Commissioner Neelie

Sports | April 15, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 578

Doping Scandal Hits Lukoil Academic Star

An international star recruit at Bulgaria's basketball champion has been tested positive for doping, it emerged Thursday. Forward-center Ajani Williams had already published his plans to flee Lukoil Akademik.

Sports | April 14, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 610