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Wunderkind Bojinov Shines on

A brilliant lob by Bulgarian striker Valeri Bojinov brought Lecce to 2-2 against Roma on Wednesday evening. Lecce took the lead in the Serie A action, with Marco Cassetti beating Roma goalkeeper Ivan Pelizzoli in the first half.

Sports | September 23, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1009

Bulgaria Enters European Basketball Finals

Bulgaria defeated Israel with 72:65 in a match of the fifth round of "B" qualification for the 2005 European Basketball Championship. The team will have to play yet another match but whatever the result is Bulgaria will take part in the European Basketba

Sports | September 22, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 597

Bulgarian High-Jumper Leaves For Japan

The Bulgarian high-jumper Venelina Veneva will participate in the International high-jump competition in Yokohama city, Japan.

Sports | September 22, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 404

President Boosts Sofia's Winter Olympics Bid

President Georgi Parvanov urged Bulgaria to show persistence and determination for its bid to host the 2014 Olympic Games. We have to pursue our aim, Parvanov said on Wednesday.

Sports | September 22, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 746

Arsenal Ready to Splurge on Bojinov

Arsenal's manager is considering a GBP 5 M bid for Bulgarian striker Valeri Bojinov, according to the Daily Mirror. The teenage Lecce forward is also said to be a target for Barcelona.

Sports | September 22, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2405

Pole Wins Cycling Tour of Bulgaria

Poland's cyclist Tomas Klochko was the first to cross the final line in the fifty-fourth cycling tour of Bulgaria. Evgeni Balev put on the best performance among Bulgarian participants in the race, ranking fifth in front of the building of Bulgaria's Par

Sports | September 22, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 510

Petrov Urges Celtic Shape-up

Bulgaria-born Celtic midfielder Stilian Petrov admitted that he was concerned about individual errors in the team. "If we keep making mistakes it is not going to be good for the team, but it is up to us to change these things," the Bulgarian captain repo

Sports | September 21, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1317

Bulgaria's Lalova Tops Month's Athletes

The world's fastest woman for the outgoing summer season, Bulgarian sprinter Ivet Lalova was elected sportsperson of July month. The beautiful 20-aged girl ended the tense season with sprints at 100m and 200m in the IAAF Grand Prix in Monte Carlo.

Sports | September 21, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1097

Long Rest for Bulgarian Gazelle

Bulgaria's young sprinter Ivet Lalova plans to spend some time off the track field in order to recover from the successful, but exhausting season. The 2004 season's best sprinter announced upon her arrival from Monte Carlo that she would enjoy a long hol

Sports | September 20, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 695

First Paralympic Winners Grab Medals

After only the first of six days of competition, Hong Kong is on track to equal or better its stellar performance in men's wheelchair fencing at the Sydney Paralympics, where it captured more than a quarter of all medals on offer.

Sports | September 19, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 917

Bojinov Fuels Lecce's Triumph

Two successive goals from Bulgarian national Valeri Bojinov helped Lecce to an impressive 4-1 home win over Brescia in Italian Serie A on Saturday night.

Sports | September 19, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 720

Mountain Sees Off-Road Contest

The Gabrovo Balkan area, northern Bulgaria, will see the fourth round of the national off-road championship for the Gabrovo Trophy, started on Saturday. A total of 24 teams set off from the center of Gabrovo town to cover the 75-km navigation route.

Sports | September 19, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 464

Bulgarian Gazelle Sprints in Monaco

The season's best sprinter Ivet Lalova is the only Bulgarian to set off in the final series at 100m and 200m in Grand Prix, in Monaco. After the run of 200m on Saturday, Lalova ended seventh clocking 23.

Sports | September 18, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 741

Stan in Demand by Celtic, Stoitchkov

Stilian Petrov could be set to clash with Celtic boss Martin O'Neill over the dates of Bulgaria's friendly fixtures this season, according to Scottish press reports. Petrov's national coach Hristo Stoitchkov wants to play games in November, December, Jan

Sports | September 18, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1281

UEFA Vows Sports Grounds for Beslan Kids

UEFA will donate the children of terror-stricken Beslan, , a playground for mini football, the governing body of the organization decided during its meeting in Sofia. The European football association will fund their construction in the North Ossetian to

Sports | September 17, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 859

Athens Let Paralympic Games Begin

The Olympic hearth this year, Athens is ready to inflame the fire and the spirit of the games once again bracing for the opening of the world's premier event for disabled athletes the 12th Paralympics. The Mayor of Athens, Dora Bakoyianni, declared her c

Sports | September 17, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 543

Ian Woosnam Spurs Budding Golf Craze in Bulgaria

Sports marketing giant IMG plans to make investments in the construction of two golf courses in Bulgaria, according to reports. Welsh golf star Ian Woosnam will make the designs of the courses, to be located in the Bansko resort, at the foothills of the

Sports | September 16, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1124

Berbatov Helps Bayern L Sink Real Madrid

The hosts for the night, Bayer Leverkusen, have made a solid start into the League championship striking three times the net of visiting Real Madrid who profited no chance to narrow the gap. Bulgarian national Dimitar Berbatov made the fans burst into ap

Sports | September 15, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1004

Bulgaria Honors UEFA President

At a solemn ceremony Wednesday night UEFA President Lennart Johansson received the Honorary Badge of Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov. The UEFA chief received the award for his contribution to the development of Bulgarian football.

Sports | September 15, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 646

Petrov's Celtic Heartbroken by Barcelona

Henrik Larsson broke Celtic hearts with a goal against his former club on Tuesday as Barcelona romped to a 3-1 Champions League victory over the Scottish champion.

Sports | September 15, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1146

UEFA Chiefs Confer in Sofia

All fourteen members of the UEFA governing body will gather in Sofia for their regular meeting on Wednesday and Thursday. A day earlier Bulgarian Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg conferred with the association's President Lennart Johansson who also met

Sports | September 14, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 566