Bulgarian Tennis Club Sweeps European Title

For the first time in Bulgaria's tennis history a local tennis club swept the European title in the women's tournament. Varna's "Black Sea Elite" defeated Copenhagen's Boldclub 5-0 in the finals thus winning the Europen title.

Sports | July 3, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1148

Venus Williams Wins Wimbledon

Venus Williams won the Wimbledon final with a 4-6 7-6 9-7 score over Lindsay Davenport. The game was the longest women's final in the history of the tournament.

Sports | July 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 575

Football Idol Ivan Kolev Dies

Ivan Kolev, a former captain of Bulgaria's CSKA FC as well as of the national team, passed away. Kolev died on July 1, according to an official announcement by CSKA.

Sports | July 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 589

Bulgaria Volleyball Team Beats Italy

The Bulgarian volleyball team won 3-1 over Italy in a World Volleyball League game. The victory, however, could not lead the Bulgarians to finals.

Sports | July 2, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 603

Bulgaria Loses to Azerbaijan in World Volleyball Qualifier

Bulgaria's women national volleyball team lost 3-0 games from Azerbaijan in its first qualifier for the world championship in Moscow. The girls of Miroslav Zhivkov were defeated 22:25, 23:25, 22:25.

Sports | July 1, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 430

Sofia Signs Olympic Games Bid

Mayor Stefan Sofianski has sent a clear message of support for Sofia's bid to host the XXII Winter Olympic Games in 2014 in a letter to IOC President Jacques Rogge.

Sports | July 1, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 593

Brazil Claims Confederations Cup

Brazil scored an impressive 4-1 victory over Argentina in the FIFA Confederations Cup final. Adriano scored twice for the Brazilian side.

Sports | June 30, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 403

Bulgarians Reach 7,150m Altitude in the Himalayas

The Bulgarian-Polish K-2 Team expedition has reached an altitude of 7,150 meters. A few days earlier the team members built camp 2, which is at 6,750m.

Sports | June 29, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 938

Maleeva Retires with GBP 2.2 M

Magdalena Maleeva is turning her back on tennis, but the game has already made her a millionaire. The Guardian published an article on the Bulgarian star's retirement this week.

Sports | June 28, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 727

FIFA Befriends Slavkov

Bulgaria's suspended Olympic Committee member received a sudden sign of friendliness from FIFA. Ivan Slavkov has been invited to the Confederations Cup final on Wednesday, sports media said.

Sports | June 28, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 712

Young Bulgarian Tennis Hopefuls Head for European Title

Four young Bulgarian tennis players from the Black Sea Elite tennis club will take part in this year's European club tournament. We are all heading with ambitions for a European title, the coach of the club Ognyan Iliev said.

Sports | June 27, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 845

French Club Dumps Manchev

Vladimir Manchev's likely transfer from Levante has surprisingly failed, after French club Nice withdrew their offer. The reason was that Manchev was demanding tax-free salary and the French team could not agree to that, the AFP said, cited by Bulgarian

Sports | June 26, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 511

Bulgaria's Best Racket Advances at Wimbledon

Bulgaria's best tennis player Magdalena Maleeva advanced at the prestigious Wimbledon tournament after defeating Antonella Serra Zanetti of Italy. The experienced tennis player won 6-3, 6-2 in a nearly one-hour long match.

Sports | June 24, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 609

Bulgaria's CSKA Finds Out Champions League Foe

The rival of Bulgaria's football champion CSKA in the Champions League will be the winner of the match between NK Gorica Slovenia and KF Tirana Albania. That was decided Friday at the draws held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Sports | June 24, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 985

Lalova Back on Sprinter Track Next Summer

Bulgaria's top sprinter Ivet Lalova is expected to be back on the sprinter track next summer at earliest, her doctor said.

Sports | June 23, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 888

Sharapova Kicks Bulgaria's Tennis Wiz Out of Wimbledon

Bulgarian teenager Sesil Karatantcheva was defeated by defending champion Maria Sharapova who continued her bid for her second Wimbledon title. The Russian scored four aces and 13 winners to take the match 6-0 6-1 in just under 45 minutes.

Sports | June 23, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 870

Bulgarian Racket Sails Ahead at Wimbledon

Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria has advanced to the third round of Wimbledon tournament after beating Russia's Maria Kirilenko on Wednesday. The 30-aged tennis player edged out easily the 18 year-old Kirilenko with 6-2, 6-3 in a 61-minute match.

Sports | June 23, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 529

Sharapova Becomes the Face of Wimbledon

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has become the face of Wimbledon, it emerged on Wednesday. The face of the young sensation will appear on every Wimbledon-branded tennis racket and sports bag.

Sports | June 22, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1108

Martin Petrov Transfer Crashes

Bulgarian forward Martin Petrov faced a major career disappointment Wednesday, after the failure of an attempted transfer. Petrov's club team Wolfsburg remained firm about the demanded EUR 10 M.

Sports | June 22, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 643

Bulgarian Tennis Wonder Advances at Wimbledon

Sesil Karatantcheva of Bulgaria has edged past Britain's Amanda Janes with an extraordinary 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 7-5 victory at Wimbledon.

Sports | June 22, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1023

Bulgaria's Salparov Best Digger in World Volleyball League

Bulgaria's Teodor Salparov was picked for Best Digger in the World League 2005. The libero of the Bulgarian team is followed by France's Hubert Henno and Italian Mirko Corsano.

Sports | June 21, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1166
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