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296 Boxers From 39 Countries Participated in a Boxing Tournament in Bulgaria

The 70th edition of the Strandja International Boxing Tournament kicked off here in the Sofia hall on Thursday, reported

As many as 296 boxers from 39 countries and regions, including China, participate in the six-day competition.

The semifinals will be on Monday and the finals are scheduled for Tuesday.

Official: Lubo Penev is the New Coach of CSKA Sofia Taking over from El Maestro

CSKA Sofia have hired former Bulgaria boss Lubo Penev as their new coach to replace Nestor El Maestro, who left the job by mutual consent, the Bulgarian club said on Friday, reports Reuters. 

The 52-year-old Penev, one of the Balkan country's soccer icons, began his third spell at his former club CSKA after signing a one-and-a-half-year contract.

Jess Messina Off to Bulgaria

JESS Messina is about to embark on a demanding schedule to start the year that will see her head to Bulgaria, return home for a month before heading to Serbia and potentially Finland, reports. 

With just 18 months until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Port Macquarie boxer knows the hard work has only just started.

Emerging Bulgarian Football Star Despodov Transfers to Cagliari on 5 Year Deal

CSKA Sofia finalized the transfer of Kiril Despodov to the elite Italian team Cagliari. The striker will pass medical examinations today and sign a five-year deal with the Sardines, APA's media reported.

The two clubs have agreed to a transfer amount of 3 million euros plus additional bonuses if the footballers manages to achieve certain results, informs Sky Sports journalist.

NSI: Bulgarians' Trips Abroad Increase 4.2% YoY in December 2018

In December 2018, Bulgarians made 478,400 trips abroad, 4.2% more than in the same month of the previous year, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said. An increase was registered in the trips to Serbia, Turkey, Macedonia, Romania, Germany and Greece.

Bulgarian Albert Popov Finished 9th at the Kitzbuehel Slalom

Albert Popov made an amazing race and was the big surprise in the slalom at the Austrian Kitzbuehel resort, a round of the Alpine Ski World Cup.

The 21-year-old Bulgarian took the ninth place in the final standings, although he was the 71st starting number.

Two Bulgarian Football Players Charged with Match-fixing

Bulgarian prosecutors have charged two second division players with match-fixing as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in Bulgarian football, the domestic football association (BFU) said, reports Channel News Asia. 

World Ice Fishing Championship Starts in Bulgaria's Rhodope Mountains

The World Ice Fishing Championship starts in the Bulgarian Rhodope Mountains. Fifteen nations with the best anglers in extreme conditions are already practicing at Shiroka Polyana Dam. The official opening of the fishing championship is tomorrow, 24th of January. The event is hosted by the Bulgarian Federation of Fishing Sports and Batak Municipality, reports BNT. 

Bulgaria's Euro Membership Not Before Mid-2022: EU's Dombrovskis

Bulgaria will need to wait at least until mid-2022 to join the euro, the EU commissioner in charge of the common currency said on Friday, according to Reuters. 

The country meets the nominal criteria to adopt the euro, with low inflation, healthy public finances and its lev currency already pegged to the euro, but is also the EU's poorest state and has problems at some of its banks.

Bulgarian National Bank 2018 Indicators Report

Bulgaria's balance of trade until November 2018 is negative, and stands at 167.2 million euro, with a deficit of 119.5 million euro for November 2017, the Bulgarian National Bank says, quoted by the Bulgarian National Radio. 

Club from the Premier League and Two from the Championship want Bulgarian Footballer of the Year

Cardiff City, Middlesbrough and Aston Villa are interested in Bulgarian striker Kiril Despodov, informs British Bristol Live in one of his materials summarizing transfer news.

The newspaper also reports that the attacker will most likely leave CSKA in the winter, with the "reds" ready to sell the player "for just 5 million pounds."

Novak Djokovic Will Arrive in Bulgaria For Sofia Open 2019

World No1 Novak Djokovic will arrive in Bulgaria  for Sofia Open 2019. This was announced by Sport Minister Krasen Kralev, who said the Serb would hold free lessons with Bulgarian talents and will join the official part of the tournament.

There is also the possibility of Djokovic to take part in competition in Arena Armeec, according to

FIVB Confirmed! Brazil Standing on the Way of Bulgaria for Tokyo 2020

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) officially confirmed the distribution of Tokyo Intercontinental Olympic Qualifying Teams in 2020, reports

Qualifications tournaments begin on August 2, 2019, with women's matches. The Bulgarian national team fell into Group C with the United States, Argentina and Kazakhstan.