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Double Olympic Bronze for Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Ivo Yanakiev and Rumyana Neikova won the bronze medals in the finals of respectively the men's and women's single skulls on Saturday morning. Yanakiev garnered a final result 6:52.

Sports | August 21, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 708

Bulgarian Rower Fails on Final

A Bulgarian double skull's rower was run on a stretcher after her final in Saturday's regatta events in Athens. Bulgarian stroke Miglena Markova was at the centre of a health scare this morning when she collapsed after the final of the women's double scu

Sports | August 21, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 959

Bulgaria's Lalova Sprints to Olympic Semi-Finals

Bulgaria's best sprinter Ivet Lalova advanced to the semi-finals, clocking 11.09 seconds in the Olympic 100m series.

Sports | August 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 916

Teen Smashes Bulgarian Boxing Ace in Athens

British boxing sensation Amir Khan, 17, won an impressive victory over Bulgaria's experienced Dimitar Stilianov Friday in Athens. Khan had already performed remarkably against Marios Kaperonis of Greece in the Light Weight (60 kg) first round.

Sports | August 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1067

Bulgarian Sprinter Earns Quarters Spot

Bulgaria's best sprinter Ivet Lalova stormed through her Olympic 100m series with 11.16 sec on Friday going for the quarterfinals.

Sports | August 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 811

Bulgarian Swimmer Sets Record in Athens

Bulgaria's Olympic swimmer Petar Stoichev broke the national record with 15:28:32 minutes in the 1,500 m qualifications on Friday. The 27-year-old had also scored the previous Bulgarian record - 15:34:19.

Sports | August 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 693

Olympics Get Rough for Bulgarian Beach Volleyball

Bulgaria's beach volleyball couple, the Yanchulova sisters, will encounter Brasil's Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede, favoured for the gold medal. Women's teams from eleven countries have qualified to play in the 16-team Single Elimination Bracket, which st

Sports | August 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1719

French Challenge for Bulgarian Sprinter Lalova

French sprinter Christine Arron is seen as the main challenge for young Bulgarian Ivet Lalova in the women's 100 m in Athens. According to Bloomberg, Arron is favored to win gold over Lalova and US LaTasha Colander.

Sports | August 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1132

Bulgarian Boxer Runs Over American

Bulgaria's Boris Georgiev boxed out the US light welterweight Rock Allen, who made his first Olympics appearance this year in Athens. The impressive Bulgarian kept his obvious superiority all through the match in 64 kg category garnering 30:10 points, en

Sports | August 19, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 766

Five Olympians Fail Drug Tests

Five weightlifters were banned from the Olympic Games on Thursday after failing drug tests.

Sports | August 19, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 525

Olympic Champ "Proud to Be Bulgarian"

Bulgarian gold medallist Maria Grozdeva said she was very happy and proud to be Bulgarian, upon her arrival back home. On Wednesday, the top shooter swept gold in women's 25 m pistol.

Sports | August 19, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 701

Stoitchkov Happy after Irish Friendly

Bulgaria's football coach Hristo Stoitchkov voced satisfaction with the team's performance against the Republic of Ireland. In Wednesday's friendly, the Bulgarians managed to reach a draw after suffering 0-1 in the first half.

Sports | August 19, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1064

Bulgaria's Antonov Out of 50m Freestyle Semi-Finals

Bulgarian Raichin Antonov ranked fifth in the men's 50m freestyle at the Athens Olympics. His result - 23.

Sports | August 19, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 687

Dublin Sees "Unimpressive Play against Anonymous Bulgaria"

The Republic of Ireland extended their unbeaten home record under Brian Kerr to 11 games but this was an unimpressive display against a Bulgaria side who were anonymous at Euro 2004, The Telegraph commented as the two teams came to a draw Wednesday night.

Sports | August 19, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 837

Gold Rocketed Bulgaria up in Medals List

The Gold Medal of Maria Grozdeva at 25m air pistol shooting moved Bulgaria from 29th to 14th place in the medals list on Wednesday. The country shared the same rank as Thailand with one gold and two bronze medals.

Sports | August 19, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1044

Stoitchkov Draws in Coaching Debut

Bulgaria's Hristo Stoitchkov saw a 1-1 draw against the Republic of Ireland as he made his debut as national football coach. The Irish took the lead in the first part of the game, with a goal by Andy Reid.

Sports | August 18, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 679

Stoitchkov Brings Teen to the Fore

Bulgaria's football coach Hristo Stoitchkov is expected to bring teenager Valeri Bojinov in the limelight on Wednesday evening, when the national team encounters Eire. That will be Stoitchkov's debut on the coaching job, and the second appearance with th

Sports | August 18, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 683

Tears of Joy for Bulgaria's Olympic Winner

Emotions took over Bulgaria's gold winning shooter Maria Grozdeva during the awarding ceremony in Athens. Grozdeva emerged as winner in the 25 m pistol women, topping athletes from the Czech Republic and Azerbaijan.

Sports | August 18, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 681

Bulgaria's Grozdeva Lands Gold in Athens

Bulgaria celebrated its first Gold medal in Athens Wednesday, after Maria Grozdeva emerged as winner in the women's 25 m pistol, defending her Olympic title. Her 103.

Sports | August 18, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 896

Greek Sprinter Duo Quits Olympics

The host's sprinter hopes Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou withdrew Wednesday from the Athens Games. The IOC commission has been looking into why the two athletes missed a drug test in the Olympic village last Thursday.

Sports | August 18, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 999

Bulgaria Sends Four to Rowing Finals

Bulgaria's women and men single skulls rowed through Wednesday's Olympic event qualifying for the finals. The Sydney 2000 silver medallist Rumyana Neikova stopped the watches at 7:02,36, just 0.

Sports | August 18, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 710