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[8 авг. 2010 | No Comment | ]

Kimberly Bogin /Marathon Examiner/
The beach town of Kavarna, Bulgaria is no longer just a popular resort for tourists. Yesterday the IAAF announced Kavarna will host the World Half Marathon Championships in 2012.
Located on the coast of the Black Sea, Kavarna draws a half a million tourists each year.
The town also hosts the Kavarna International Marathon in May. Even though the event is only two years old, it offers $60,000 in prize money and draws a strong international field. It’s also the official Balkan Marathon Championship and Bulgarian …

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[6 авг. 2010 | One Comment | ]

The Bulgarian swimmer Mihail, aka Mike, Alexandrov, has won a US national swimming contest as a US sports citizen.
Alexandrov, who has a Bulgarian, as well as US citizenship, has won the gold medal at the men’s 100m breaststroke in Irvine, California, USA with a time of 1:00.26 min, leaving behind the expected winners Mark Gangloff, a gold medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and Eric Shanteau, another US Olympic swimmer.
The 25-year-old Alexandrov competed for Bulgaria at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics and has 40 national records. However, he changed his …

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[4 авг. 2010 | No Comment | ]

„Български художници зад граница – Чикаго“ ви канаят поредната си изложба на 6 август петък от 6 часа.

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[3 авг. 2010 | No Comment | ]

German Lifts €49,080 Top Prize in 260 Strong Field in Sunny Beach
by Brendan Murray
German Manig Löser is the season II European Masters of Poker Bulgaria champion having taken down the €1,100 buy in event at the Crystal Crown Casino, Sunny Beach last weekend.
After the 260-strong field was reduced to a final table of nine, Löser was third in chips, eventually getting to threehanded play and busting Romanian George Draghici after a deal had been agreed between the three.
Heads up play was 45 minutes in when Löser limped from …

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[2 авг. 2010 | No Comment | ]

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has praised famous comedian Dimitar Tudzharov, akaShkumbata, who will be appointed a new Bulgarian consul in Chicago, Illinois.
Tudzharov’s future appointment was made public over the weekend. He has an engineering degree but is popular as a comedian including as an impersonator of Bulgaria’s former communist dictator Todor Zhivkov.
“Shkumbata has a lot of fans and is way more capable than many people appointed in the Bulgarian diplomatic corps in the recent years. This man makes a living with his talent, he is hard-working, he is a patriot, and I think he …

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[1 авг. 2010 | No Comment | ]

A website of the Bulgarian community in the USA has launched a new poll calling upon Bulgarians to choose the Bulgarian event in the USA for 2010.
You can find the poll at the website of the Bulgarian Media Portal in Chicago,www.eurochicago.com .
The editors, in cooperation with the State Agency of Bulgarians Abroad, the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington, and the Bulgarian Councils in America, have decided to launch a competition, in order to give more publicity to important for Bulgaria events in the USA.
The organizers want to know which is the most important Bulgarian event, or an event with …

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[30 юли 2010 | No Comment | ]

Parts of St. John the Baptist‘s relics might have been discovered during archaeological excavations in Bulgaria’s southern Black Sea town of Sozopol, report Bulgarian media.
Archaeologists investigating the Sv. Ivan (St. John) island off Sozopol have found an exquisite reliquary – a relic urn – built in the altar of an ancient church bearing the name ofSt. John the Baptist
The reliquary has the shape of a sarcophagus and is dated end of 4th – beginning of 5th c. AD. It was discovered by the team of Prof. Kazimir Popkonstantinov.
The church‘s name, as well as the fact that …

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[30 юни 2010 | 2 коментара | ]

Over 1,000 people have gathered in the seaside village of Kamen Bryag, Northeastern Bulgaria, ahead of the July Morning celebration 2010.
In Bulgaria there is a tradition called July Morning as an echo from the hippy era. People from all over the country gather on the Black Sea coast to meet the sunrise on July 1. The main refrain is Uriah Heep’s July Morning song.

July Morning (in Wikipedia)
In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning (Bulgarian: Джулая or Джулай, Julaya or July) as an echo from the hippy era …

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[3 юни 2010 | No Comment | ]

Dear friends,
please join us at the opening of Beyond Borders IV (National group art show of Bulgarian artists abroad) this Friday
between 3:30 and 5 pm. Address: Richard J.Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago.
Hope to see you there!

Bulgarian Artists Abroad – Chicago

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[25 апр. 2010 | No Comment | ]

The program is presented in partnership by American Music Festivals and the Bulgarian American Heritage Center

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[1 апр. 2010 | No Comment | ]

Bulgaria is poised to make a sea change from its hopes of acceding to the euro zone, in favour of adopting the Russian rouble. Plans are for the lev to have made way for the Russian currency one year from today’s date.
It is reliably understood that the plan was agreed to in a secret clause workshopped at a behind-closed-door meeting in Sofia of Government, business and union representatives.
Initially, given concerns that Bulgaria might not make the grade into the euro zone because of its worsening deficit, especially given the stern …