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White tigers charm visitors as Sofia Zoo reopens after coronavirus shutdown

15 May 2020

SOFIA Two white tigers have made their first public appearance at the Sofia Zoo, which has reopened after being closed for two months because of the coronavirus.

Bulgarian league to resume on June 5, following season to start on July 25

07 May 2020

SOFIA Bulgaria's top division will resume after the COVID-19 stoppage on June 5 without spectators in a shortened format, which would allow the league season to be completed within a month, the country's football union (BFU) said on Thursday.

Football: Bulgarian clubs to resume training within days, sources say

05 May 2020

SOFIA Bulgaria's top soccer clubs will resume training within a few days for the first time since the coronavirus stoppage, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

Easing lockdown measures, Bulgaria to allow movement outside local communities

03 May 2020

SOFIA Bulgaria plans to lift a ban on people travelling outside their local communities next week as it begins easing coronavirus restrictions, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Sunday.

Kasparov to take part in online Nations Cup amid pandemic

21 Apr 2020

Former world champion Garry Kasparov will be among the competitors in an online Nations Cup, a new chess competition featuring six teams of four players, the World Chess Federation (FIDE) announced on Tuesday.

Bulgarian Christians celebrate Easter amid coronavirus outbreak

19 Apr 2020

SOFIA Hundreds of Bulgarian Christians flocked to the Orthodox temples for outdoor services on a surreal Saturday night with the Balkan state one of the few countries where churches remained open over the Easter holidays amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Bulgarian churches to remain open on Palm Sunday, Easter

09 Apr 2020

SOFIA Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Thursday that Bulgaria's Orthodox churches and temples will be open for traditional Palm Sunday and Easter services despite the coronavirus outbreak, saying many people were desperate and in low spirits.

Wrestling - Governing body plans to stage first world championship in Olympic year

06 Apr 2020

SOFIA The international wrestling governing body, United World Wresting (UWW), plans to keep the world championship in its 2021 calendar as it would be the first time the event to be staged in an Olympic year, UWW's vice-president said on Monday.

Coronavirus-free Tajikistan turns to soccer as season kicks off

03 Apr 2020

Tajikistan's domestic soccer season is kicking off on schedule despite almost every other soccer league around the globe having ground to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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