The first reviews of “The white prisoner: Galabin Boevski’s secret story” are starting to come. Award-winning journalist, best-sellers writer and described as “Best source of information about the [Olympic] Games and the culture that surrounds them” in the book “Private Games” Alan Abrahamson gives his opinion about the edition. He was one of our test readers. Here is his article about “The white prisoner: Galabin Boevski:
Weightlifting, and the many turns of fate
At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, three Bulgarian weightlifters failed doping tests. The rules said the entire Bulgarian team was thereupon supposed to be expelled. However, Galabin Boevski had already competed and, because he did not test positive, he was allowed to keep his gold medal.
In 2004, Boevski was found liable of tampering with the urine sample he provided at the 2003 world championship in Vancouver. He would be banned from competition for eight years.
In October, 2011, Boevski was arrested at the airport at Sao Paolo, Brazil, while trying to board a plane to Spain. The authorities found nine kilos, or nearly 20 pounds, of cocaine, in his bags.
The cover of a new book that delves deeply into the culture of Bulgarian weightlifting
Galabin Boevski is a complicated figure and weightlifting is a complex sport, filled with intrigue and drama. On the stage, the bar does not lie. You either lift it or not. Behind the scenes, however, as a new book, The White Prisoner: Galabin Boevski’s Secret Story, makes plain, it can be an enormous struggle not just to become Olympic champion but to stay on top.
The book, written by Ognian Georgiev, sports editor at the “Bulgaria Today” daily newspaper, available Friday, offers a revealing look into a sports culture that demands further — and intense — examination…
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