The Olympics in Sofia, Borovets and Bansko!

The Olympics in Sofia, Borovets and Bansko!

24.06.05,24 Chasa, Viktor Ivanov; George Banov

The Olympics in Sofia, Borovets and Bansko! 24.06.05, 24 ChasaIndigo will become an Olympic stadium, IOC and EU will invest 4 milliard euro if Bulgaria wins the right to host the Olympics Sofia, Borovets and Bansko will look like three Olympic sites if we succeed to persuade the world, that Bulgaria can host the largest sport event in 2014. The government officially announced the Bulgarian candidature which was initiated by the Minister of Sports Vasil Ivanov- Lucciano. Other two candidates for the Olympics are Salzburg Austria and Pyeongchang, Sought Korea. The head of IOC sent a letter to Bulgaria, asking the authorities to hurry up with the candidature, because of lack of candidates. The Bulgarian Olympic Committee has to present Sofias candidature till July 28. The letter will be signed by the mayor of Sofia Stefan Sofianski, because the capital will be the host of the event. Borovets and Bansko are also going to host competitions if Bulgaria wins. 650 thousand euro is provided by the ministry of sports to support Sofias candidature. 150 thousand dollars will be the fee for IOCs consideration of Bulgarias candidature. $500 thousand have to be provides as a guarantee and will be returned if Bulgaria looses the competition for the winter Olympics. The money has to be introduced until august this year. The final decision will become clear in 2007. The Olympic Games will most probably take place from 10th till 26th February 2014. The now existing disco club Indigo will be replaced by an Olympic Stadium Unak. Three new press centers and 14 sport sites will have to be constructed for the event. This is absolutely obligatory according to IOCs requirements. 1,5 million people from foreign countries, 2500 sportsmen, 10 thousand official guests, 10 thousand journalists will visit our capital if Bulgaria wins the competition. In addition to all that Bulgaria will also host the winter Paralympics in March 2014 which will bring more visitors and sportsmen. 84 titles and 246 medals for 15 winter sports are going to be presented on those Olympics. Sofia has a good chance to win the competition especially after the persistent urge of the head of IOC Jacques Roch, announced Vasil Ivanov. According Lucciano the only thing that has to be ready till 2007 is the new airport in Sofia and the highway from Sofia to Kulata with a branch to Bansko. A lot of sponsors including the Bulgarian Sport Toto will help with the financing of the initiative explained Lucciano. 20 000 volunteers are also going to take part in the preparation of the event. Student hostels, new transport and streets will be left behind after the event. The minister guarantees that the Olympic projects will not have a negative impact on the mountains and the ecology of Sofia. The Olympic Committee was worried about the lack of candidates and sent an official invitation letter asking for the Bulgarian candidature. The decision of the government coincided with the international Olympic day. Students from the NSA made a relay- race and symbolically passed the Olympic fire to Stefka Kostadinova in front of the Ministry of Sports. Bulgaria has five medals from winter Olympics in its history. The most expensive equipment are bobsleigh pistes, skeletons and lunges, they will cost more than 20 million euro. At the moment there is not a single platform, after the artificial one on Chernia Kos was destroyed. If Bulgaria wins the election Cherni Kos will most probably host a real one. The decision will be made in 2007. 4 milliard euro will be invested in Sofia from the European Union and IOC, announced the sport director of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee Pavel Shtarbanov. After the event there will be a clear profit of more than 1 milliard euro.
     
  • val From United Kingdom
    Sent on 15 February 2017
    group of us just back from borovets.we arrived 4th feb 2017 and departed 11th feb.had a great time.hotel rila was fab.great gym and spa.food was good.ski school was great.we had a really good instructor Martin Hristov.he was really good with everyone took time to try and learn everyone.we all had a great time thankyou.will be back next yearx
  • Alison From England
    Sent on 15 January 2017
    I wonder if the poor review is really about the Winslow Elegance. We have been going for years. It does not serve food and never has done. However, the spacious accommodation is for self-catering. We have always found it to be clean and we have always found that the reception staff can not do enough for you. We are looking forward to our next visit in February, 2017, Bring it on!!
  • RobJ From UK
    Sent on 01 January 2017
    Had a great week over xmas there - Hotel Lion was great, didn't see any lift queues but I did get there early. Easy blues for the most part, not loads for the advanced skier but great for beginners and families. I had more fun here than Chamonix last year at the same time. Bottom line ...manage your expectations... it is more than value for money but don't expect Whistler.
  • Pepa From Madrid
    Sent on 24 August 2016
    Un citio presioso pero todo lo demas mentira.la comida,el personal muy mal.No lo recomiendo a nadie.Es una publicidad engañosa.Y de All inclusive nada.No se dejen engañar por las paginas web.Por desgracia en Bulgaria todavia el consumidor no es nadie.
  • Juglena Bankova From Bulgaria
    Sent on 13 May 2016
    Nie byakhme tam na Velikden i pisha malko kŭsno. No vpechatleniata sa ni poveche ot prekrasni! Velikolepna kuhnia (ne savetvat jenite na dieta, da hodiat za poveche ot tri dni, zashtoto yastiyata sa neustoimi, vkusni i ogromni)! Great stil! I mnogo priaten personal!(osobeno damata v restoranta) Pozdravleniya !
  • ger99 From turkey
    Sent on 01 March 2015
    We loved it. Had a perfect 2 bedroom apartment modern, clean new renovated With view to slope. Perfect location in pamporovo as central ski in ski out. Friendly staff, not ovr crowded relaxed athmosphere. our friends (group with total of 7 rooms) all very happy! It is away from city center but close to bowling and 2 nice reaturans.
  • ashley hensman From uk
    Sent on 01 March 2015
    Flora is a lovely hotel clean in a great location and the food was good just make sure you use the safes.
  • Enjoy ski From UK
    Sent on 27 February 2015
    Just came back from Sevlievo in Bulgaria. Drove up to Hotel Impulse in Uzana where I hired skis, boots and poles for myself and two children for just 17 levs for adult and 10 levs each child and used the hotel ski slope 5 levs each. Perfect for the kids first time as parking right at entrance to hotel and slope is 20m walk! Food in restaurant tasty and cheap. Perfect for beginners!
  • Charlotte Hennessy From england
    Sent on 23 February 2015
    WOW, thats all i can say about the previous week of my life. The snow conditions were amazing and the people were so friendly. The night life was always active and the rila hotel was especially fantastic. I loved the accommodation at the rila and i loved the way it is right on the slope. I wouldn't have changed a thing about the holiday and i would recommend this resort to everyone including beginners and experts. Overall, i had an amazing time!!!
  • Brian mcvey From Scotland
    Sent on 20 February 2015
    Going to borovets for 2nd time this time with my son. Had a great time 4 years ago, now with park I expect it to be a lot better now and it was brill last time round. 20 days and counting
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