European Open Amateur MMA begins in Sofia

Bulgarian Minister of Youth and Sport Daniela Dasheva has given the start to the European Open Amateur MMA for men and women in Sofia. The championships have been joined by 350 athletes from 30 countries in Europe. Bulgaria is hosting a tournament..

published on 3/29/17 5:18 PM

Spanish grandmaster Iván Salgado and his life in Bulgaria

Iván Salgado López carries the Spanish sun in his smile. This is his second year as a student at the National Academy of Sports in Sofia. However, his chess tutor Radislav Atanasov says he is no ordinary student: “He is a special guy – one..

published on 3/29/17 4:05 PM

Bulgaria wins 2:0 against the Netherlands in World Cup qualifier

The Bulgarian national football team won a 2:0 victory against the Netherlands in a group A World Cup qualifier. The match was played at Vasil Levski national football stadium in Sofia in the presence of nearly 13,000 football fans. Spas Delev scored..

published on 3/25/17 11:47 PM

Bulgaria’s legendary weightlifting coach Ivan Abadjiev passed away

The legendary Bulgarian weightlifting coach Ivan Abadjiev has passed away. Ivan Abadjiev is among the sports experts who contributed the most to the development of the Bulgarian sport. Abadjiev was born in 1932 in the town of Novi Pazar. He won..

published on 3/25/17 2:09 PM

Grigor Dimitrov drops out of Miami Masters

Bulgaria’s best tennis player Grigor Dimitrov dropped out of the second round of the Miami tennis tournament. Dimitrov was defeated  3:6, 6:7 (4)  by Guido Pella (Argentina) who occupies the 158 th position in the world ATP rankings. Grigor missed..

published on 3/25/17 1:37 PM

Special Olympics athletes back from Austria with 9 medals

Chair of Special Olympics Bulgaria Tatyana Yancheva voiced to media that the Bulgarian athletes with intellectual difficulties had won at the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 a total of 9 medals, 4 of them gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze ones. The..

published on 3/24/17 5:20 PM

Daniel Ivanov-Aoiyama with third consecutive victory in Osaka

Daniel Ivanov-Aoiyama has earned a third victory running during the big spring sumo tournament for the Emperor’s Cup in Osaka. Maegashira #6 Aoiyama defeated maegashira #3 Takarafuji with the Hikiotoshi grip bringing his rival face down on the floor...

published on 3/18/17 6:03 PM

Radosav Yankov misses chance to win second Big Crystal Globe in parallel snowboard event

Bulgaria’s top snowboarder Radoslav Yankov has dropped out of the quarterfinals in the parallel slalom event for the World Cup. The race in the German winter center Winterberg was the last in the World Cup calendar this season. Thus Yankov..

published on 3/18/17 5:43 PM

Minister Dasheva awards Stanimir Belomazhev for ski orienteering world title

Minister of Youth and Sport Daniela Dasheva has awarded Bulgaria’s top skier in orienteering Stanimir Belomazhev with a special statuette on the occasion of the world title in ski orienteering he won in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. This has been the 12 th..

published on 3/15/17 5:28 PM

Grigor Dimitrov drops out of Indian Wells Masters

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov has ended his participation in the Masters tennis tournament in Indian Wells, USA, after a close match versus Jack Sock, 6:3, 3:6, 6:7 (7:9) in which Dimitrov missed four match balls. 24-year Sock has had a powerful start..

published on 3/15/17 9:43 AM