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Bulgarian Farewell to Olympics Cycling

Bulgaria's only athlete to compete in summer and winter Olympic games evgenia Radanova failed to qualify in Sunday's 1/8-finals of cycling sprint. The 26-year-old ended third in the three-rider repechage, where she was pervailed by Svetlana Grankovskaya

Sports | August 22, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2196

Stoitchkov Rumoured IOC Member

The name of Bulgaria's coach Hristo Stoitchkov has been discussed unofficially as a nomination for IOC membership in case that the country's current member Ivan Slavkov is ousted. The news was released by a local sports radio quoting high-profile sports

Sports | August 22, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1065

Bulgarian Sweeps Ohrid Marathon Victory

Bulgaria's Petar Stojchev is the winner of this year's 18th International Ohrid Swimming Marathon, which ended on Saturday. Clocking a total of 5 hours, 31 minutes and 11 seconds, Stoichev left behind himself Frenchman Stephan Gomez and Russian Yury Hodi

Sports | August 22, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 788

Lalova Heralds New Sprint Generation

The fastest woman this season Ivet Lalova feels comfortable with her fourth place in the final 10-meter sprint at Athens 2004, a real achievement for the 20-year-old Bulgarian. Outpacing in the semifinals athletic legends such as Christine Aaron and Merl

Sports | August 22, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 910

Greek Olympian Stripped of Medal

Greek weightlifter Leonidas Sampanis has been stripped of his bronze medal after testing positive for twice the allowed amount of testosterone. This is the first time in the 28th Olympics that a medal is taken away from an athlete.

Sports | August 22, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 821

Olympic Finals "Good Start" for Lalova

Young Bulgarian sprinter Ivet Lalova, who came out fourth in the Olympic 100 m, said that qualifying for the finals was big enough success. The 20-year-old is an Olympic first-timer.

Sports | August 22, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 757

Bulgarian Beach Duo Rivals Brazilians

Bulgaria's beach volleyball couple, the Yanchulova sisters, were defeated 2-1 by Brasil's Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede on Saturday night. The Brasilian duo survived a three-set scare, to come back from 0-1 and defeat Bulgaria's Lina and Petia Yanchulova

Sports | August 21, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1223

Lalova Skips Bronze Away

Ivet Lalova, Bulgaria's sprint hopeful in Athens 2004, recorded her best so far result at the Olympics clocking 11.00 sec at 100m finals.

Sports | August 21, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1828

Bulgaria's Ivet Advances to Finals

Bulgaria's sprint hopeful Ivet Lalova qualified for the finals at 100m due to take place later tonight after running out third in her series. Lalova who scored 11.

Sports | August 21, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 785

Bulgarian Storms through 400m Sprint

Bulgarian Mariana Dimitrova has qualified for the semifinals at the 400-meter sprint on Saturday. The 22-year-old sprinter, who is born in the town of Sliven, clocked 51,29 sec, just next to US runner Moniquel Hennagan with 51.

Sports | August 21, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 599

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: 965

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: 917

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: 1723

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: 1136

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