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Bulgaria's Top Weightlifter Downs Big-Money Offers

Milen Dobrev, Olympic winner in men's 94 kg weightlifting, has vowed to continue to compete for Bulgaria, rejecting big-money offers from other countries. During his meeting with Plovdiv mayor Krassimir Chomakov, Dobrev said he would not give in to finan

Sports | August 30, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1315

Lalova is Olympic Top Belle

Bulgaria's Olympic sprinter Ivet Lalova climbed to the top spot of an Olympics beauty ranking. Lalova, 20, outshined 46 other female Olympians from the US, Italy, Germany, Norway, the Czech Republic, Australia, the Bahamas and other nations.

Sports | August 30, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2672

Bulgaria Proud of its Olympic Sportsmen

Bulgarian sportsmen performed excellently at the Athens Olympic Games, according to Sports Minister Vassil Ivanov. In an interview for private bTV channel Ivanov also said that despite the recent success the sportsmen should start as soon as possible the

Sports | August 30, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 652

World Bid Farewell to Athens 2004

The closing ceremony of the Athens Games turned night into day with the sky illuminated by a rain of fireworks in front of a crowd of 75,000 at the Olympic Stadium. The arena, which has been the main venue for the sporting carnival for the past two weeks

Sports | August 29, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1707

Happy Numbers at Bulgaria's Medal Tally

Bulgaria recorded an emotional and laurels-decorated Olympic games this year with a total of 12 medals - two Gold, a Silver and nine Bronze, occupying 20th place in the final medal count list of all participating countries. The country's Gold winners in

Sports | August 29, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2342

Rhythmic Graces Take on National Standard

The captain of Bulgarian rhythmic group Christian Rangelova will carry the national flag at the closing ceremony of XXVIII Olympic games in Athens. The rhythmic events were the last with Bulgarian participation on the last day of the games with Simona Pe

Sports | August 29, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 892

Athens Triggers Gymnastics Judging Reforms

Gymnastics officials are urgently considering introducing independent judge panels after a spate of scoring controversies marred the competition during the Athens Olympics. In one of the biggest controversies of the Games, the International Gymnastics Fe

Sports | August 29, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 605

Bulgarian Tennis Prodigy Cruises to US Open

Bulgarian young tennis talent Sesil Karatantcheva qualified for the US Open, just days after turning 15 years of age. In her third match, the 174-seeded Karatantcheva stopped Eva Birnerova of the Czech Republic 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Sports | August 28, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 840

Half-Lamed Bulgarian Sprints for Personal Record

Almost three decades after a Bulgarian mid-distance sprint at Olympic finals, Daniela Yordanova managed to cruise to the prestigious fifth place in the 1,500m finals despite a serious leg injury. Scoring a personal record of 3:59.

Sports | August 28, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 677

Graceful Bronze for Bulgarian Group

Bulgarian team of rhythmic gymnastics, former nine times world champions, has swept the Bronze medal in their final graceful performance in Athens. The charming team of Eleonora Kezhova, Zhanet Ilieva, twins Galina and Vladislava Tancheva, and Zornitsa M

Sports | August 28, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1597

Bulgarian Kayak Misses Bronze

Bulgaria's quartet in the Olympic kayak finals missed to win the bronze medal in 1000m after their Slovakian rivals finished with a better result of 318 thousandths. Milko Kazanov, Ivan Hristov, Petar Merkov and Jordan Jordanov ended the Olympic regatta

Sports | August 28, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 751

Rogge Snubs Extra Medal Requests

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge has refused to hand out reparations in finals overshadowed by scoring controversies.

Sports | August 27, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 657

Ivet Lalova Gets Hero's Welcome in Sofia

Ivet Lalova, who ended fifth in the 200m and fourth in the 100m Olympic finals, received a hero's welcome on her return Friday from Athens.

Sports | August 27, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2160

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: 834

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: 1004

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