Ivan Petkov Kolev 1 November 1930 – 1 July 2005)was a Bulgarian football player and coach. He represented Bulgaria at both the 1962 FIFA World Cup and the 1966 FIFA World Cup, He also played for the Bulgarian Olympic team and won a bronze medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics.
Immigrant of the Day: Olympic Swimmer Mike Alexandrov. Bulgarian-born Mike Alexandrov is competing for the US men's swimming team. He's a veteran competing in his third straight Olympic games, but his last two were for Bulgaria. He became American in 2009 and now swims for the red, white and blue. He actually grew up in the US, having arrived at the age of nine. Best of luck, Mike!
In Vancouver last winter, the United States proved its competitive spirit by winning more medalsgold, silver, and bronzeat the Winter Olympic Games than any other country, although the German member of our research team insists on pointing out that Canada and Germany both won more gold medals than the United States. But if there is some dispute about which Olympic medals to count, there is no question about American math performance: the United States does not deserve even a paper…
FILE - In this Thursday, July 19, 2012 file photo, a damaged bus is transported out of Burgas airport, Bulgaria, a day after a deadly suicide attack on a bus full of Israeli vacationers. Israel's prime minister said Sunday, July 22, 2012 that his country is on alert for plots to kill more of its citizens overseas, after speculation that last week's deadly bombing of a tour bus in Bulgaria was a rehearsal for a spectacular attack on Israel's Olympics team. (AP Photo/ Impact Press Group)