Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Obama greets Chára’s Boston Bruins

THE CURRENT holders of the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup, the Boston Bruins, were welcomed to the White House on January 23, the SITA newswire reported, led by their team captain Zdeno Chára from Slovakia.

THE CURRENT holders of the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup, the Boston Bruins, were welcomed to the White House on January 23, the SITA newswire reported, led by their team captain Zdeno Chára from Slovakia.

US President Barack Obama praised the ice hockey team’s play during the season and also noted the height of the Slovak captain, at 2.06 metres.

“There is no better image of the Bruins’ dominance than the tallest player in the history of the NHL,” Obama said, as quoted by SITA, adding that no one had ever raised the Stanley Cup higher than Zdeno Chára did on the ice in Vancouver where the final match was played.

“It was an extraordinary day,” Chára said, as quoted by SITA. “It was a great honour to hear praise for the team and also for its individuals from the US president.”

Top stories

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4