https://spectator.sme.sk/r/26/sport/atomSpectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectator2869-02-23T15:19:42ZSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.Petit Press, a.s.rss_contact_emailhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766779/slovak-biathletes-surprise-in-womens-relay.htmlSlovak biathletes surprise in women’s relay2018-02-22T22:33:33ZThough they were not considered favourites, Slovak biathletes fought bravely for medal positions but ended fifth.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766379/skier-vlhova-missed-the-medal-by-0-65-seconds.htmlSkier Vlhová missed the medal by 0.65 seconds2018-02-22T14:07:33ZShe competed in the Alpine Combined Slalom for the first time.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766057/bratislava-ice-stadium-will-require-2-million.htmlBratislava ice stadium will require €2 million2018-02-21T20:36:13ZAt the same time, its tenant, ice hockey club Slovan, owes some €1 million in rent.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20765063/slovak-mixed-relay-was-withdrawn-from-competition.htmlSlovak mixed relay was withdrawn from competition2018-02-20T14:03:05ZPaulína Fialková botched the shooting, thus thwarting the hopes of the Slovak Olympic mixed team of biathletes.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20764716/slovak-ice-hockey-team-goes-home.htmlSlovak ice hockey team goes home2018-02-20T06:24:26ZThe United States defeated their rivals from Slovakia for the second time, ending their performance at the Olympics.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20764247/husband-coach-talks-about-plans-of-the-most-successful-slovak-athlete-in-peyongchang.htmlPyeongChang is Kuzmina's last Olympics2018-02-19T15:19:43ZShe has no plans for the Olympics in Beijing but she may compete in Tokyo.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20763014/slovakia-ends-last-in-its-preliminary-group.htmlSlovakia ends last in its preliminary group2018-02-17T15:44:03ZSlovenia defeated the Slovak team on shootouts.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20762999/kuzmina-dominates-the-12-5km-race.htmlUPDATED: Slovakia’s Kuzmina wins Olympic gold2018-02-17T13:06:40ZThe Slovak biathlete dominates the 12.5km race at this year’s Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20762049/slovakia-loses-its-second-olympics-match.htmlSlovakia loses its second Olympics match2018-02-16T06:34:01ZThe chances of advancing to the next round are still open.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20761349/another-silver-for-kuzmina.htmlAnother silver for Kuzmina2018-02-15T10:46:35ZSlovak biathletes competed in PyeongChang today: The best Slovak female biathlete, Anastasiya Kuzmina, confirmed her good shape. Paulína Fialková finished fifth.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20760736/slovakia-surprisingly-wins-over-the-match-favourite.htmlSlovakia surprisingly wins over the match favourite2018-02-14T15:30:31ZThe national ice hockey team wins its first Olympic Games match.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20758977/slovakia-gets-its-first-medal-at-winter-olympics-biathlete-kuzminova-wins-silver.htmlSlovakia gets its first medal at winter Olympics: biathlete Kuzmina wins silver2018-02-12T14:14:55ZAfter a disappointing start on February 10, Anastasiya Kuzmina won silver in an exciting pursuit race.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20756644/bratislava-will-get-a-world-class-water-sports-resort.htmlBratislava will get a world-class water sports resort2018-02-09T12:15:00ZThe course was built dozens of years ago and it is necessary to finish the surrounding facilitieshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754317/pyeongchang-slovaks-have-high-hopes-for-their-athletes.htmlPyeongChang: Slovaks have high hopes for their athletes2018-02-06T11:39:20ZSlovakia can expect medals in biathlon, alpine skiing and snowboarding.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20750115/we-will-compete-towards-the-glory-and-fame-of-the-slovak-republic-in-the-spirit-of-morality-and-without-doping-or-drugs.htmlSlovak Olympians promise to compete towards the glory and fame of Slovakia2018-01-30T22:54:06ZSlovak Olympians take historical oath before President Kiska.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20748745/slovak-skier-vlhova-wins-the-world-cup-slalom-in-switzerland.htmlSlovak skier Vlhová became a star of World Cup Slalom in Switzerland2018-01-29T13:23:33ZPetra Vlhová notched her fourth win in her career and her second in the season.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20745665/pope-did-not-christen-sagans-son.htmlPope did not christen Sagan’s son2018-01-24T21:58:03ZBut the Slovak cycling champion gave him a special bike and a rainbow jersey.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20740005/slovak-racer-svitko-finished-at-dakar.htmlSlovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar2018-01-17T14:05:42ZAfter a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20738098/sagan-starts-the-season-off-well-winning-the-peoples-choice-classic.htmlSagan starts the season off well, winning the People’s Choice Classic2018-01-15T13:46:22ZThe Slovak cyclist is the first foreign racer to win this event since 2015.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20735180/sagans-son-may-be-baptised-by-the-pope.htmlSagan’s son may be baptised by the Pope2018-01-10T23:41:18ZThe Slovak cyclist is expected to meet with Pope Francis in a private audience. He will gift a bicycle.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20733875/uefa-included-two-slovaks-among-biggest-talents-for-2018.htmlUEFA included two Slovaks among biggest talents for 20182018-01-09T13:55:41ZThe international football association put two Slovaks on the list of most promising talents for 2018, which is a huge honour.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20731293/slovak-biathlete-ranks-first-with-a-big-lead.htmlSlovak biathlete ranks first with a big lead2018-01-04T21:03:06ZAnastasiya Kuzmina has great form prior to the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20730591/slovak-footballer-skriniar-named-one-of-the-best-players-of-the-season.htmlSlovak footballer Škriniar named one of the best players of the season2018-01-03T22:10:13ZHe is described as “a strong tackler who is quick to make clearances”.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20726830/slovak-olympic-medal-winner-is-innocent.htmlSlovak Olympic medal winner is innocent2017-12-27T18:00:00ZRace walker Matej Tóth wants more rights for athleteshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20722499/kuzmina-has-no-competitors-on-the-track-living-out-a-fantasy.htmlKuzmina has no competitors on the track, living out a fantasy2017-12-19T14:04:49ZAnastasia Kuzmina is currently the leader of the female Biathlon World Cup.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20721517/hamsik-matches-maradona-record.htmlHamšík matches Maradona record2017-12-18T17:30:00ZThe goal by the Slovak star helped his SSC Napoli team to win over Inter Milan.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20719303/sagan-shows-impressive-core-exercises.htmlSagan shows impressive core exercises2017-12-14T20:40:07ZThe three-time world champion will start the new season in a month's time in Australia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20716256/slovak-floorball-team-finishes-fifth-at-world-championship.htmlSlovak floorball team was a positive surprise at World Championship2017-12-11T13:56:09ZThe host team only lost once.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20713806/slovak-floorball-players-lose-to-finland.htmlSlovak floorball players lose to Finland2017-12-07T23:23:26ZThey are now in a contest for the 5th-8th places.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20712042/slovak-floorball-players-continue-to-ride-their-wave-of-success.htmlSlovak floorball players continue to ride their wave of success2017-12-05T23:15:07ZThey defeated the Germans and advanced to the quarterfinals.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20711471/sagans-crash-with-cavendish-during-the-tour-was-unintentional-cycling-association-acknowledgesd.htmlSagan’s crash with Cavendish during Tour de France was unintentional2017-12-05T13:26:54ZNew evidence, including video-recordings, supports Slovak cyclist’s version.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20710632/female-slovak-floorball-team-crushes-rivals-with-two-digit-victories.htmlFemale Slovak floorball team crushes rivals with two-digit victories2017-12-04T13:36:06ZAt the first floorball world championship, Slovak female players are doing even better than expected, beating all other teams in their preliminary group.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20707809/slovakia-hosts-womens-world-floorball-championships.htmlOur asset: the coach2017-11-30T13:53:10ZSlovakia hosts women’s world floorball championships, for the first time.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20706228/national-football-stadium-has-a-blind-spot.htmlNational Football stadium has a blind spot2017-11-28T22:16:56ZPart of the grandstand next to the VIP lounges will have permanently vacant seatshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20705769/hrbaty-is-the-new-captain-of-the-slovak-davis-cup-team.htmlThe Slovak Davis Cup team has a new captain2017-11-28T13:57:15ZDominik Hrbatý, who is replacing Miloslav Mečíř (due to his health problems), smoothly beat Karol Kučera.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20705029/vlhova-contested-a-hat-trick-but-stayed-behind-shiffrin.htmlVlhová contested a hat-trick but stayed behind Shiffrin2017-11-27T13:52:32ZSlovak skier: To beat Shiffrin, I needed two good rounds but I failed to do so.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20702031/slovak-hockey-league-will-not-rest-during-olympics.htmlSlovak hockey league will not rest during Olympics2017-11-22T23:28:39ZUnlike the Slovak premiere hockey league, Swiss, German and Russian leagues will take a break during the 2018 Winter Olympics.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20700798/fifty-shades-of-grey-slovakias-olympic-outfits-will-not-stray-from-tradition.htmlFifty Shades of Grey: Slovakia's Olympic outfits will not stray from tradition2017-11-21T13:43:04ZThe official outfit for Slovak athletes at the PyeongChang Olympic Games has been presented; the Slovak Olympic Committee (SOV) is not satisfied.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20696409/slovaks-ended-the-year-with-a-victory.htmlSlovaks ended the year with a victory2017-11-14T23:50:01ZThe Tuesday friendly match in Trnava meant a farewell to Slovak centre-back, Ján Ďurica, who ended his national team career with his 91st match.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20694363/ice-hockey-stadium-revamp-requires-5-million.htmlIce-hockey stadium revamp requires €5 million2017-11-13T22:11:27ZAdjustments are required by the International Ice Hockey Federation who changed the criteria for holding world championship matches