Current News

Current News

Seventy two athletes to present Bulgaria in Beijing

Seventy two athletes to present Bulgaria in Beijing

7/25/2008 10:00:44 AM

Seventy two athletes have been included in Bulgaria’s final lineup for the Beijing Olympics. From 8 to 24 August they will compete in 15 events. The largest is the track-and-field group: 16 athletes. From among them major hopes are reposed on Daniela Yordanova (1500 m), Momchil Karailiev (triple jump) and Spas Buhalov (pole vault). For the first time in many years Bulgaria has got no contester in the women’s high jump. World Junior Vice Champion Mirella Demireva was very close to covering the normative of 191 cm, but failed. 6 male and 2 female weightlifters have been excluded from the Olympic delegation after positive tests for banned substances use.

The first group of Bulgarian athletes leaves for Beijing on 28 July lead by marksmanship favorites Tanyu Kiriakov and two times Olympic champion Maria Grozdeva. If a Bulgarian athlete wins a gold medal, he or she will get EUR 125,000 worth in remuneration.

World Book and Copyright Day
World Book and Copyright Day
4/23/2019 6:00:00 AM
World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on 23 April, organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright.
Earth Day
Earth Day
4/22/2019 11:00:00 AM
Earth Day is an annual day on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment.
HOLY WEEK before Easter
HOLY WEEK before Easter
4/22/2019 8:00:00 AM
Holy Week is the last week of Lent, the week immediately preceding Easter Sunday.
TSVETNITSA - VRUBNITSA (Palm Sunday)
Name day of everyone named after a flower, bush or tree (Tsvetelina, Lilia, Yavor, Yassen, Roza, Iglika, Violeta, Varban, Latinka, Temenuga, Karamfila, Zdravko, Kamelia etc).
Anniversary of the April Uprising
Anniversary of the April Uprising
4/20/2019 12:57:00 PM
Various initiatives throughout Bulgaria are to mark today the 143. anniversary since the April Uprising.
Today is LAZAROVDEN (St. Lazarus’ Day)
Name day for everyone having the name of  Lazar, Lazo, Lazarina, Lara.
12.04.1961 - First space flight
12.04.1961 - First space flight
4/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
On April 12, 1961, Gagarin became the first human to travel into space in Vostok 1
Today we mark International Roma Day
On April 8 we mark International Roma Day. On the occasion Sofia will be the venue of a forum entitled “European funds: possibilities for support of Roma integration”.
Fools Day (April 1st)
Fools Day (April 1st)
4/1/2019 10:00:00 AM
There are quite a few nations today having in their calendar the April 1st Fools Day. For better or worse, we, Bulgarians, are among them.
Anniversary of Bulgarias staring to use the Gregorian Calendar
In 1916, at midnight on 31st of March, Bulgaria “jumps” into future – instead of having April 1st as the next day, Bulgarians had April 14th….