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New hopes for Bulgarian sports in Olympic year 2020

The New Year always comes with hopes and wishes for health, happiness and success, but in the sphere of sports 2020 is of particular importance because it is an Olympic year. Preparations for the Summer Olympics, which start in Japan at the..

31.12.19 13:14 |

Bulgaria expecting PyeongChang 2018 with optimism after two consecutive Winter Olympics without medals

The biggest sporting event this winter is undoubtedly the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang (Republic of Korea). Bulgaria did not win any medals at Sochi 2014 and Vancouver 2010, but fans of winter sports are now looking forward to the upcoming Olympics,..

05.02.18 15:35 |

First Bulgarian Olympic medal winner Boris Georgiev a.k.a. Mokata dies

Legendary Bulgarian boxer Boris Georgiev a.k.a. Mokata has died at the age of 87. Georgiev was the first Bulgarian athlete to have won an Olympic medal for Bulgaria – a bronze in the 75 kilogram weight class (boxing) at the Olympics in Helsinki in..

30.01.17 13:35 |

Wrestler Mihail Ganev drops out at eighth-finals in Rio

Mihail Ganev dropped out at the eighth-finals in the men’s freestyle 86 kilogram wrestling at the Olympics in Rio. The Bulgarian contestant lost to Alireza Karimimachani, Iran by 2-7. This means Ganev will be hoping that the wrestler from Iran..

20.08.16 17:17 |

Rosen Plevneliev: Make your Olympic dreams come true

"Be self-assured, be determined. In recent years sports have grown to be more and more important strategically for any nation and it is vital that we use sports to boost the national pride of Bulgarians. I wish you success, make your dreams come..

20.08.16 09:02 |

Angel Kodinov drops out at 200 meter kayak semifinals in Rio

Angel Kodinov dropped out at the 200 meter kayak semifinals at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The Bulgarian contestant’s results in Brazil place him in the 19 th position after he clocked 42.925 seconds. In the semifinals series Kodinov..

17.08.16 17:25 |

Rio 2016: Bulgaria’s Olympic hopefuls

The Olympic Games opened in Rio de Janeiro with a dazzling ceremony and will be riveting the attention of the world until August 21. What are Bulgaria’s chances of success and in which sports? Rhythmic gymnastics: The Bulgarian gymnasts have..

06.08.16 08:35 |

Bulgaria’s national flag hoisted in Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro

The Bulgarian national flag was hoisted at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro in the presence of Bulgarian athletes, coaches, officials and representatives of foreign Olympic delegations. The largest group consisting of 15 Bulgarian athletes arrived..

02.08.16 09:58 |

Let us give love, energy to our athletes in Rio: Minister of Sports Krasen Kralev

“The athletes that we send to Rio won’t have many fans apart from us. We are the fans they will rely on. Let us be more positive. Let us give them all the support, love and energy that we are capable of”, Minister of Youth and Sports Krasen Kralev..

30.07.16 19:35 |
Ivanka Hristova triumphed in the shot put at the Montreal Olympic games, 1976

Bulgarian Olympic Glory – track and field athletics

Athletics were part of the Olympic Games since their creation in the antiquity. The ancient Olympics included a sprint race with a length of about 192 meters. The oldest historic data about the winners in this race date back to 776 BC. According to..

24.10.11 10:44 |
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