Sports Ministry

The Municipal Council will Officially Support Sofia's Bid for the Winter Olympics

With a highly edited statement, the City Council will probably support the efforts of the Sports Ministry to raise Sofia's bid to host the Youth Olympic Games in 2024 and to modernize the sports facilities needed for the forum. At the moment the ministry's efforts to replace the facilities are undergoing a change in the management plan of the Vitosha Park.

Serbian Basketball Players Barred from Entering Kosovo

Kosovo police on Tuesday stopped the players and management of Serbian basketball club Partizan from entering the country, where they planned to support Kosovo Serbs protesting against Pristina's recent tax hike on Serbian imports.

Serbian media reported that Partizan were planning to play a friendly match with Trepca basketball club from the mostly-Serb area of northern Kosovo.

Investigation launched over photo showing Turkish national wrestler mopping floors

The Sports Ministry on Jan. 11 launched an investigation into the circumstances that led to national wrestler Seyfullah Karadeniz having to mop the floors at the provincial Directorate of Youths and Sports in the Central Anatolian province of Çankırı.

Turkey's youth ministry prepares list of 'harmful' digital games, including Guitar Hero, Call of Duty, Pacman

The Youth and Sports Ministry has prepared a list of digital games that contain "harmful" elements for youngsters, raising eyebrows for including popular games like Guitar Hero, Call of Duty and Pacman, daily Milliyet reported on June 26. 

Turkey spends 39 million hours screen time per day on e-games: Report

Twenty-five million Turkish gamers spend a total of 39 million hours per day in front of screens playing e-games, the Youth and Sports Ministry stated on June 18.

During a presentation at parliament, the ministry said the economic volume of digital games in Turkey had reached $600 million,

Bulgaria's PM: No Violations at Some Ministries

Prime Minister Ognyan Gerdzhikov presented on Friday the results of the inspections of the ministries which he ordered at the first meeting of the caretaker cabinet.

The PM ordered the preparation of analytical reports on the state of the ministries with an emphasis on public procurement orders and steps to be taken in order to deal with possible violations.

Bulgarian Paralympics Gold Medalist To File Complaint with Discrimination Commission

Three of the Bulgarian participants in the paralympics - the gold medalist Ruzhdi Ruzhdi, Radoslav Zlatanov and Daniela Todorova, as well the coach Radostin Todorov will file a complaint with the Commission for Protection against Discrimination because of the remuneration which disabled athletes receive.