Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

The world championship welcomed 74 teams of dogs

74 racers from seven countries met in the Orava village museum for the World Cup WSA and Grand Prix Zuberec 2017.

(Source: Erika Ďurčová, TASR)

Racers from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Luxemburg and the Netherlands competed in five categories for two days on January 14 and 15, stated director of the race Ľuboš Ocet, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

“The Grand Prix Zuberec 2017 is for non-pedigreed breeds and European sledding dogs and the World Cup WSA is for Siberian huskies, Samoyeds or Alaskan Malamutes,” explained the race director for TASR.

The Grand Prix Zuberec competition has been held in Zuberec since 2004.

“The World Championship was held in Zuberec in 2012, before that some European Championships and European Cups. The World Cup is here for the first time,” said Ocet for TASR.

In the first category, one dog pulled cross-country skiers, followed by a category with two dogs pulling a sled, then four dogs per eight kilometres, six dogs per 12 kilometres and ended with eight dogs per 18 kilometres, stated Ocet for TASR.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Government raises salaries within its reach

Lowest wage impacts the population and firms differently.

Minimum wage also impacts surcharges for night and weekend work.

Rector, minister, president. Why nobody halted the plagiarists’ appointment?

None of the concerned parties see their role in evaluating the moral qualities of the candidate for professor.

Marian Vanderka

Fallen lines and engine fires: Slovak trains are not without incidents Photo

Slovak rail carrier ZSSK is facing a massive wave of criticism after some recent accidents.

Fire on a train between Šaľa and Galanta.

The path through the treetops in the Bachledova valley gets a unique restaurant Photo

The new restaurant is invisible from the tower at the head of the path.