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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: 922

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: 466

"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: 1016

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: 1052

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: 10214

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

Bulgarian Dashes for Mid Distance Semi

Bulgaria's middle-distance hopeful runner Daniela Yordanova clocked third best time in her sprint for the 1,500m semifinals in Athens. The 22-year-old garnered 4:05,57, a personal record for her over this season.

Sports | August 24, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 517

Bulgaria Again on Sprint Finals

The season's fastest woman Ivet Lalova preserved her chances for an Olympic medal after qualifying for the 200-meter final sprint with second best time of 22.56 on Tuesday night.

Sports | August 24, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 879

Greek Judo Champ Dies

Greek's judo champion, who fell from a third-floor balcony August 7, has died in hospital. Eleni Ioannou, 20, was a heavyweight on Greece's national team, competing at 172 pounds and above.

Sports | August 24, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1012

Athens Letdown for Bulgarian Wrestlers

Two Bulgarian Greco-Roman wrestlers dropped out of the Olympics in the second round, after both had first-round successes. Sergey Moreyko and Vladislav Metodiev were defeated by Rulon Gardner (USA) and Hamza Yerlikaya (Turkey) respectiverly.

Sports | August 24, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 570

Bulgarian Wrestlers Victorious in Athens

Bulgaria saw two wrestling wins in Athens on Tuesday. Nikolay Gergov and Sergey Moreyko overpowered their rivals, from Hungary and Poland respectively.

Sports | August 24, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 740

Bulgarian Kayaks Advance to Semi-Finals

Bulgaria's Peter Merkov advanced to the semi-finals in the men's 500 m kayak in the Olympic Games in Athens.

Sports | August 24, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 522

Bulgaria's Gold Weightlifter - "Ad Icon Mr. Clean"

The Washington Post compared Bulgaria's Olympic winner in men's 94 kg weightlifitng Milen Dobrev to the advertising icon Mr. Clean.

Sports | August 24, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1169

Olympic Gold for Bulgarian Weightlifter Dobrev

Bulgarian weightlifting ace Milen Dobrev won the gold medal in the Olympic Games 94kg category. Dobrev, 24, seemed to easily overpower his rivals, especially after world-record holder Akakios Kakiasvilis dropped out of the race at 180kg.

Sports | August 23, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1515

Lalova Dashes to Olympic Semi

Bulgaria's young sprinter Ivet Lalova qualified for the women's 200m in Athens. The 20-year-old finished second in Monday's quarterfinals sprint.

Sports | August 23, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 773

Gym Federation Turns Down Bulgarian Appeal

The International Gymnastics Federation has turned down Bulgaria's appeal against the ranking in the Olympic men's rings contest, which left ace Jordan Jovtchev second. Earlier in the day the Bulgarian delegation in Athens filed a contestation against th

Sports | August 23, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1120

Gymnastics Federation to Rule on Bulgaria's Appeal

The International Gymnastics Federation will consider Bulgaria's appeal against the ranking in the Olympic men's rings contest, which left Jordan Jovtchev second, the International Olympics Committee ruled.

Sports | August 23, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1120