Sport

Race walker Tóth named among decade’s Top 10 athletes

The ranking is published by the US magazine Track and Field News.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Feb 2020, at 12:57

Matej Tóth winning Olympic gold.

Former American baseball pro has found home base in Bratislava

Tom Johnson, who pitched for the Minnesota Twins, directs a non-profit that uses baseball for youth outreach in Slovakia.Anna Fay, 17. Feb 2020, at 10:00

Tom Johnson

Vlhová wins the slalom race in Slovenia

She became the current leader in women’s slalom discipline.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Feb 2020, at 15:07

Petra Vlhová
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Vlhová second after Robinson in women's giant slalom event in Slovenia

The Slovak skier ended first after the first round.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Feb 2020, at 14:16

Petra Vlhova

Slovakia to buy its national football stadium for more

The state is to spend nearly €100 million on the purchase.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Jan 2020, at 22:01

A visual of Slovakia's national football stadium

Vlhová and Brignone share first place in Sestriere giant slalom

It was Vlhová's fourth victory in what is considered the most technically-challenging discipline in Alpine skiing.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Jan 2020, at 17:48

Slovakia's Petra Vlhová crosses the finish line following an alpine ski race at the World Cup women's giant slalom in Sestriere, Italy.
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Vlhová dominates slalom in Flachau

The Slovak skier defended her victory from last year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Jan 2020, at 22:21

Petra Vlhová celebrates after winning the women's World Cup slalom in Flachau, Austria.
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Vlhová beats Shiffrin in Zagreb

She thus ended Shiffrin’s slalom win streak.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Jan 2020, at 17:38

Slovakia's Petra Vlhová celebrates on podium after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Zagreb, Croatia.
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Slovak skier Vlhová dominates parallel slalom in St Moritz

It is her first victory in this World Cup season.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Dec 2019, at 15:26

Slovakia's Petra Vlhová celebrates with teammates at the end of an alpine ski, women's parallel slalom World Cup in St Moritz, Switzerland.
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BRINGING WORLD TO THE CLASSROOM

Football officials convicted of sports corruption in Slovakia

The court has fined and sentenced 13 convicts to three years.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Dec 2019, at 11:54

Defendants during a public hearing in the corruption case of SFZ delegates and referees at the Specialised Criminal Court in Pezinok on November 27, 2019

Fire Sport: A village pastime becomes an international sport

A teacher in Sučany recounts his memorable introduction to a very unusual sport in Slovakia.Brendan Oswald25. Nov 2019, at 15:07

The women's team in action during a Fire Sport tournament.

Slovak skier named world’s best Paralympic athlete of 2019

This award reflects how successful the Paralympic season was for me, Henrieta Farkašová said at the ceremony.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Oct 2019, at 13:08

Henrieta Farkašová (l) and her guide Natália Šubrtová

Aeromodelling World Champion: State aid can’t even cover basic expenses

Ján Littva must fend for himself despite having won the second most titles in the history of his sport.Edward Szekeres, 10. Oct 2019, at 16:33

Ján Littva wants to organise a world championship in aeromodelling at his private airport.
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Košice marathon won by Kenyan Kipsambu

A record was broken in the women’s category.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Oct 2019, at 13:44

Hillary Kibiwott Kipsambu (centre), the winner of the 96th edition of the International Peace Marathon in Košice. Shumet Mengistu of Ethiopia (left) finished second, followed by Tsegay Tuemay of Eritrea (right).
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Slovakia dominated canoe slalom men teams competition

The country defended the title for the ninth time in a row.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Sep 2019, at 13:22

Michal Martikán was excellent at the Olympic Games, winning gold.

Slovak triathlete awarded for saving his competitor's life

Michal Buček helped another triathlete last September during a race in the Yellow Sea.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Sep 2019, at 13:29

Michal Buček

Activities adrenaline junkies can enjoy in Slovakia

Become a race car driver at Slovakia Ring and jump off a chimney in Pezinok.Peter Dlhopolec, 23. Aug 2019, at 9:00

Adrenaline junkies can try skywalking up at the UFO Tower in Bratislava.
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Peter Sagan wins his seventh green jersey at Tour de France

The cyclist topped the leaderboard after the third stage.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Jul 2019, at 12:34

Slovakia's Peter Sagan, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, stands on the podium after the Tour de France cycling race in Paris, France, on July 28, 2019.
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Netherland team wins Broomtislava tournament

Eight quidditch teams took part in the Bratislava sports event.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Jul 2019, at 13:51

Pressburg Phantoms play against Southampton Quidditch in one of the quidditch tournaments.

Sagan signed a fan's book while competing in the Tour de France

The video was taken during the Tour de France's 14th stage from Tarbes to Tourmalet Barèges.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Jul 2019, at 12:50

Slovakia's Peter Sagan, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, starts the 15th stage of the Tour de France.
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