Biathlete Yekaterina Dafovska claimed Bulgaria's first and only gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games with victory in the women's 15km individual in Nagano in 1998.
Bulgaria's first winter Olympic medal was a bronze won by Ivan Lebanov in the 30km cross-country event at the 1980 Lake Placid Games.
The 2002 Salt Lake City Games was Bulgaria's most successful in terms of medals won. Short track speed skater Evgenia Radanova won two medals - silver behind Yang Yang [A] in the 500m and bronze in the 1500m. Biathlete Irina Nikulchina also clinched a bronze in 2002, in the 10km pursuit.
Radanova was again forced to settle for silver in Turin in 2006, missing out on the gold in the 500m to China's Wang Meng by less than 0.03 of a second.
Title: Mila Rodino [Dear Homeland]
Creators: Words and music by Tzvetan Radoslavov.
Founding date: 1923
IOC recognition date: 1924
NOC president's name: Stefka Kostadinova
NOC general secretary’s name: Beltcho Goranov
IOC member’s name:
Participation in Olympic Games
Year of the first appearance: 1936Medals per sport
Number of appearances: 19 [Sochi included]
Medals per year
-: Medals for the Figure Skating and Ice Hockey events at the 1908 and 1920 Olympic Summer Games have been included in the tables