Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovakia may have its Olympic House in Rio

FOR SOME time, the chance to have a Slovak House at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro looked gloomy, but recently, the outlook has changed.

Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák(Source: SME)

During his recent visit to Rio, secretary general of the Slovak Olympic Committee (SOV) Jozef Liba, together with Slovak Ambassador to Brazil Milan Cigáň, looked at one listing offered for such an activity. It is a former restaurant with a very good location, close to the Olympic village and the city centre, the SITA newswire quoted the SOV’s website. The initial asking price was acceptable, and now Slovakia is waiting for an official offer.

Shortly before Christmas, Liba, along with Cigáň, visited Slovak Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák to inform him of the current situation in Rio and ask for help and support in implementing the goal of having a Slovak House during the 2016 Olympics, as was the case with previous games.

Lajčák promised his support for the idea; while the importance of the Slovak House would be stressed by the fact that during that time, Slovakia will be the presiding country over the European Union, SITA wrote. 

Top stories

My five-year-old daughter will almost certainly encounter a Weinstein too

It’s not that I thought sexually harassing women was okay, it’s more that I accepted that was just part of how things worked. Unfortunate, yes, but also standard.

Harvey Weinstein

Socialism elections were parody of free vote

After the revolution in 1989 the number of people participating in elections fell from 99 percent to around 60 percent.

Elections during socialism regime.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 17 and November 26, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Lúčnica

Top 3 stories from Last Week in Slovakia Video

Chinese could produce e-cars in Slovakia - PM Robert Fico does not see election defeat - Poliačik leaves the strongest opposition party

PM Robert Fico