29th Summer Olympic Games Starts in Tokyo Today

The world is an Olympics, from today! At 14:00 Bulgarian time will be officially opened the 29th Summer Olympic Games in the Japanese capital Tokyo. For the first time in the history of modern Games, the opening ceremony will take place without the presence of an audience. Due to the pandemic, the stands will be empty during all competitions of the program.

SptMin Novak to athletes: It's important that you represent the country, no matter the medals

Minister of Youth and Sports Eduard Novak said on Friday, before the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games, that his message to Romania's Olympic athletes is that no matter how many medals they may win, the most important thing is that they represent Romania at the supreme sporting competition. "Dear athletes, the moment of truth has come.

Istanbul to host 2023 Champions League final

The 2023 UEFA Champions League final will be held in Istanbul, the governing body of European football announced on July 16. 

The Istanbul Ataturk Olympic Stadium will host the 2023 Champions League final match, according to UEFA's official Twitter account.

The German city of Munich was originally to host the final that year. It will now be the site of the event in 2025.

PM Citu: We need Health Ministry report on investments in system after Colectiv fire case

Prime Minister Florin Citu said today that a report by the Health Ministry is needed to detail investments in the medical system after the devastating Colectiv fire in 2015. "Here we should ask ourselves why families are asking for patients, especially burn patients, to be transferred abroad.

Notting Hill Carnival canceled once again

Notting Hill Carnival, billed as Europe's biggest street party, has been cancelled for a second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers said on June 18.

"This has been an incredibly difficult decision to make," they said in a statement. "Everyone involved in the event desperately wants a return to the road where Carnival belongs but safety has to come first."

Women's volleyball team defeats S Korea, qualifies for 2021 FIVB semifinals

Turkey's national women's volleyball team defeated South Korea to qualify for the 2021 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League semifinals.

Turkey won their eleventh match 23-25, 25-20, 17-25 and 18-25 on June 19.

They will face Brazil in their fifteenth match in the tournament on June 20 in Rimini, Italy.