John I. Bitove, (Jr.) is a noted Canadian businessman and sportsman. He is the Founder of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. Through his holding company, Obelysk, he is involved in several entities including; Sirius XM Canada, Canada's largest subscriber radio service. He is the founder of Mobilicity, a mobile wireless service, which was sold to Rogers Communications in July, 2015. He was also the major shareholder of KEYreit, Canada's largest "small box" real estate investment trust that was sold in 2013. In 2015 Bitove co-founded an alternative asset manager, PointNorth Capital.
Andrew Peykoff II is the owner of Niagara Bottling, the largest family-owned bottled water company in the United States. Niagara mainly bottles private label bottled drinking water for national supermarket chains, along with Wal-Mart's "Great Value" brand and Costco's "Kirkland" brand. He is of Macedonian descent.
Michael Ilitch Sr. was an American entrepreneur, founder and owner of the international fast food franchise Little Caesars Pizza. He owned the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League and Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball.
Pero Angeleski is a Macedonian footballer who is the captain of FK Napredok of Kičevo.
Zoran Baldovaliev is a Macedonian footballer who plays as a striker for Belasica.
Boško Gjurovski is a former Yugoslav and Macedonian football midfielder.
Steve Staios is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player who has played both right wing and defence in the National Hockey League (NHL). Staios played with the Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, Atlanta Thrashers, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, and New York Islanders during his career. He currently serves as president for the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Edward Jovanovski is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenceman. He was born in Windsor, Ontario, and is of Macedonian descent.
Dan Jancevski is a Macedonian Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played eleven seasons in the American Hockey League (AHL) and also played in nine National Hockey League (NHL) games with the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning.
Ace Rusevski is a retired Macedonian boxer, who represented Yugoslavia at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. There he won the bronze medal in the lightweight division after being defeated in the semifinals by eventual gold medalist Howard Davis Jr. of the United States.
Redžep Redžepovski is a retired Macedonian flyweight boxer, who won silver medal for Yugoslavia in the flyweight division at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. In the final he was defeated by Steve McCrory of the United States.
Petar "Pece" Naumoski is a former Macedonian professional basketball player. At a height of 1.95 m tall, and a weight of 95 kg (210 lbs.), he played mainly at the point guard position during his career, but he could also play as a shooting guard and a small forward. He was a very skillful play maker. In his pro playing career, he had some quite successful years, while playing in Turkey and Italy.
Todor Gečevski is a Macedonian former professional basketball player. Standing at a height of 2.10 m, he played at the center and power forward positions.
Vrbica Stefanov is a retired Macedonian professional basketball player who last was a head coach of Macedonian basketball team Kožuv.
Miroslav Grčev is a Macedonian architect, graphic designer, comics artist and caricaturist. He is known for having designed the current flag of North Macedonia and a popular proposal for a new coat of arms of North Macedonia.
Fudbalski klub Crvena zvezda, commonly known in English as Red Star Belgrade or simply Red Star, is a Serbian professional football club based in Belgrade, the major part of the Red Star multi-sport club. They are the only Serbian and Yugoslav club to have won the European Cup, having done so in 1991, and the only team to have won the Intercontinental Cup, also in 1991. With 30 national championships, 24 national cups, 2 national supercups and one league cup between Serbian and Yugoslav competitions, Red Star was the most successful club in Yugoslavia and finished first in the Yugoslav First League all-time table, and is the most successful club in Serbia. Since the 1991–92 season, Red Star's best results are in the UEFA Champions League group stage and UEFA Europa League knockout phase.
Fudbalski klub Partizan, commonly referred to as Partizan Belgrade outside of Serbia, or simply as Partizan, is a Serbian professional football club based in Belgrade. It forms a major part of the Partizan multi-sport club. The club plays in the Serbian SuperLiga and has spent its entire history in the top tier of Yugoslav and Serbian football having won a total of 45 official trophies: 27 national championships, 16 national cups, 1 national supercup, 1 Mitropa Cup finishing in the Yugoslav league all-time table as second.
The Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization was a revolutionary national liberation movement in the Ottoman territories in Europe, that operated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
A hypocorism, also called a hypocoristicon, is a diminutive form of a name. Hypocorisms include pet names or calling names, often a diminutive or augmentative form of a word or given name when used as a nickname or term of endearment.
The North Macedonia national football team represents North Macedonia in international football, and is controlled by the Football Federation of North Macedonia. The national team plays its home matches at the Toshe Proeski Arena in Skopje.
Georgi Nikolov Delchev, known as Gotse Delchev, also spelled Goce Delčev, Cyrillic: Гоце Делчев, originally spelled in older Bulgarian orthography: Гоце Дѣлчевъ; was an important Bulgarian revolutionary figure (komitadji) in Ottoman-ruled Macedonia and Thrace at the turn of the 20th century. He was the most prominent leader of what is known today as Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO), a paramilitary organization active in Ottoman territories in the Balkans, at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.
Nikola Janakiev Karev was a Macedonian Bulgarian revolutionary in Ottoman-ruled Macedonia. He was born November 23, 1877 in Kırşova and died April 27, 1905 in the village of Rayçani (Rajčani), both today in North Macedonia. Karev was a local leader of what later became known as the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO). He was also a teacher at the Bulgarian school system in his native area, and a member of the Bulgarian Workers' Social Democratic Party. He is considered today a hero in Bulgaria and in North Macedonia. Despite his Bulgarian national identification, according to the post-WWII Macedonian historiography, he was an ethnic Macedonian. However some Macedonian historians have recognized that the situation was quite different, and even his name was removed from the anthem of the SR Macedonia, as he was suspected of being Bulgarophile.
Goran Stefanovski was a leading Macedonian dramatist, screenwriter, essayist, lecturer and public intellectual. He died on 27 November 2018 in the UK. Stefanovski was a truly international figure, whose work deals with issues of migration, post-communist transition and identity, as well as what it means to be human.
GFK Tikvesh 1930, commonly referred to as Tikvesh, is a professional football club from Kavadarci, Republic of Macedonia, that currently competes in the Macedonian Second League. After playing at different home grounds in the early years, the club moved to Gradski Stadion Kavadarci on 19 March 1950 and have remained there since.
North Macedonia, officially the Republic of North Macedonia, is a country in the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. It is one of the successor states of Yugoslavia, from which it declared independence in September 1991 under the name Republic of Macedonia. A landlocked country, North Macedonia has borders with Kosovo to the northwest, Serbia to the northeast, Bulgaria to the east, Greece to the south, and Albania to the west. It constitutes approximately the northern third of the larger geographical region of Macedonia, and is defined primarily by mountains, valleys, and rivers. The capital and largest city, Skopje, is home to roughly a quarter of the nation's 2.06 million inhabitants. The majority of the residents are ethnic Macedonians, a South Slavic people. Albanians form a significant minority at around 25%, followed by Turks, Romani, Serbs, Bosniaks, and Aromanians.
Skopje 2014 was a project financed by the then-Macedonian government, with the main ideology being based on that of the then-ruling party VMRO-DPMNE, with the purpose of giving the capital Skopje a more classical appeal. The project, officially announced in 2010, consists mainly of the construction of colleges, museums and government buildings, as well as the erection of monuments depicting historical figures from the region of Macedonia. Around 20 buildings and over 40 monuments are planned to be constructed as part of the project.