https://spectator.sme.sk/r/26/sport/atomSpectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectator1970-01-01T01:00:00ZSlovakia'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/20610528/slovak-water-slalom-racers-won-seven-medals.htmlSlovak water slalom racers won seven medals2017-07-24T13:53:37ZYoung Slovak talents made the hearts of sports fans race with their performance at the World Championship in water slalom.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20606611/peter-sagan-the-jury-is-wrong.htmlPeter Sagan: The jury is wrong2017-07-19T06:36:16ZSlovak cyclist Peter Sagan complains about impersonal behavior of jury.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20605334/slovak-sprinter-volko-wins-in-200m.htmlSlovak sprinter Volko wins in 200m2017-07-17T13:25:18ZJan Volko set a national record at the European Athletics U23 Championships in Poland.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20603308/quote-of-the-week.htmlQuote of the week2017-07-14T06:30:00Z“The elbow did not happen.”https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20603384/rybarikova-loses-wimbledon-semi-finals.htmlRybáriková loses Wimbledon semi-finals2017-07-13T23:40:56ZThe first Slovak tennis player who made it to the Wimbledon semi-finals has been knocked out of the tournament.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20601638/slovak-tennis-player-reaches-wimbledon-semi-finals.htmlSlovak tennis player reaches Wimbledon semi-finals2017-07-11T23:25:00ZIt is a historic success for all female Slovak tennis players.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20579656/slovak-is-among-eight-best-female-tennis-players-at-wimbledon.htmlSlovak is among eight best female tennis players at Wimbledon2017-07-11T14:27:24ZBut Magdaléna Rybáriková is seen as an outsider for the overall win of the tournament.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20579031/inter-milan-buys-slovak-footballer-for-25-million.htmlInter Milan buys Slovak footballer for €25 million2017-07-10T23:58:06ZThis is the highest transfer fee ever for a Slovak footballer.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20578730/olympic-medalist-walker-toth-suspend-following-doping-allegations.htmlOlympic-medalist walker Tóth suspend following doping allegations2017-07-10T14:14:13ZSlovak walker Matej Tóth will not compete in Athletic World Championship in London, scheduled to take place between August 4 and 13.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20576339/did-sagan-really-have-to-go.htmlDid Sagan really have to go?2017-07-06T16:33:28ZSeveral factors influenced the disqualification verdict, and it is hard to comment without having complete information, says one of the commissaires.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20575238/peter-sagan-was-disqualified-from-the-tour-de-france-after-a-foul-at-the-finish.htmlPeter Sagan was disqualified from the Tour de France after a foul at the finish2017-07-04T21:39:42ZIn the finishing sprint of the fourth stage of the Tour de France 2017, Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan was excluded for allegedly intentionally elbowing Mark Cavendish into a scary fall.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20574269/sagan-wins-3rd-stage-of-tour-de-france-despite-problems.htmlSagan wins 3rd stage of Tour de France, despite problems2017-07-03T23:03:29ZSlovak cyclist is third in the pursuit for his sixth green jersey.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20571434/quote-of-the-week.htmlQuote of the week2017-06-30T06:30:00Z“Though we work in different spheres of society, our responsibility for creating fair-play rules is similar.”https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20569756/fico-complains-about-unfair-football-rules.htmlFico complains about unfair football rules2017-06-27T22:55:06ZBut he has been silent about other scandals connected with football players.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20568167/slovak-under-21-team-ended-before-semi-finals-of-european-championship.htmlSlovak under-21 team ended before semi-finals of European Championship2017-06-26T14:05:08ZThe team had been in a good position to continue to the next round of the championship held in Poland.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20566000/young-slovaks-defeat-the-champions-from-sweden.htmlYoung Slovaks defeat the champions from Sweden2017-06-23T00:10:45ZDespite the victory, their advance to the U21 EURO semi-finals is still uncertain.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20565997/female-basketball-players-out-of-the-medal-positions-at-the-european-championship.htmlFemale basketball players out of the medal positions at the European championship2017-06-22T23:52:58ZThe Slovak representatives failed to defeat their rivals from France at EuroBasket Women 2017.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20564843/young-slovak-footballers-with-mixed-results-in-poland-so-far.htmlYoung Slovak footballers with mixed results in Poland so far2017-06-21T21:55:38ZThe footballers won the opening match at the European Under-21 Championship 2017, but lost the second match.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20564549/female-basketball-players-reach-the-quarterfinals.htmlFemale basketball players reach the quarterfinals2017-06-21T14:01:57ZThe team will again play in the quarterfinals of the 'EuroBasket Women' after an eight year gap.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20562823/slovak-triple-world-champion-in-mixed-martial-arts-defends-title.htmlSlovak Triple World Champion in mixed martial arts defends title2017-06-19T23:02:48ZHe ended the fight with a choke hold.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20562656/sagan-climbs-fence-to-accept-tour-de-suisse-award.htmlSagan climbs fence to accept Tour de Suisse award2017-06-19T15:30:34ZSlovak cyclist Peter Sagan won two stages of the recent Tour de Suisse competition and may have changed his tactics before the upcoming Tour de France.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20559544/sagans-first-victory-of-tour-de-suisse-comes-in-the-fifth-stage.htmlSagan’s first victory of Tour de Suisse comes in the fifth stage2017-06-15T14:48:16Z“I am happy about this victory because my team sacrificed everything for me,” Slovak cyclist said immediately after his June 14 win.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20559676/slovakia-returns-to-u21-euro-after-17-years.htmlSlovakia returns to U21 EURO after 17 years2017-06-15T14:31:55ZThe national team aims to at least advance from the group.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20557156/slovak-street-hockey-players-beat-canada-to-become-world-champions.htmlSlovak street hockey players beat Canada to become World Champions2017-06-13T01:13:03ZSlovakia is the only country to win medals in every World Championship in the history of the tournament.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20556757/football-world-cup-2018-russia-is-still-far-away.htmlFootball World Cup 2018: Russia is still far away2017-06-12T13:42:15ZDespite a poor start, Slovak footballers quickly worked their way to a play-off position after Saturday’s win in Lithuania.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20545576/talent-is-not-always-enough-sport-is-an-expensive-hobby.htmlTalent is not always enough - sport is an expensive hobby2017-05-29T19:50:20ZPromising young athletes often do not have the chance to bring their talent to the next level due to lack of funds.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20540445/slovak-paralympic-athletes-win-gold-and-bronze-at-world-championship.htmlSlovak paralympic athletes win gold and bronze at World Championship2017-05-23T23:14:33ZThree Slovaks became world champions in table tennis in the TM2 category at the World Paralympic Championship in Bratislava.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20534705/slovak-fitness-successful-across-most-categories.htmlSlovak fitness successful across most categories2017-05-16T22:21:42ZSlovak athletes won 8 gold medals, 1 silver and 3 bronze at the European championship in bodybuilding and fitness 2017.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20534665/general-prosecutor-finds-no-evidence-that-weiss-did-anything-wrong.htmlGeneral Prosecutor finds no evidence that Weiss did anything wrong2017-05-16T21:55:22ZThe ruling confirmed the verdict of the District Prosecutor’s Office, Bratislava I which found that the football player did not drive the car.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20545582/glossary-talent-is-not-always-enough-sport-is-an-expensive-hobby.htmlGlossary: Talent is not always enough - sport is an expensive hobby2017-05-16T19:50:00ZSpectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College as well as in the rest of the newspaper.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20545583/topic-sport-and-games-exercise.htmlTopic: Sport and games (Exercise)2017-05-16T19:50:00ZIn exercise for this topic we focus on skill: Presentations.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20534106/slovaks-say-goodbye-to-the-world-championship-with-a-loss.htmlSlovaks say goodbye to the world championship with a loss2017-05-16T14:26:43ZIn its last match in the preliminary round, the Slovak national hockey team lost the game at the IIHF World Championships 2017 against Sweden.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20533611/slovak-climbers-hamor-and-sabovcik-reach-the-summit-of-dhaulagiri-in-the-himalayas.htmlSlovak climbers Hámor and Sabovčík reach the summit of Dhaulagiri in the Himalayas2017-05-15T21:37:24ZFor Hámor it was the last peak out of 14 eight-thousanders in the region.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20533309/girl-from-gummy-bear-video-interviews-sagan.htmlGirl from gummy bear video interviews Sagan2017-05-15T14:31:07ZA girl from the UK who first spoofed the Slovak cyclist got to talk with him in California.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20532520/slovakia-loses-its-sixth-match-against-the-usa.htmlSlovakia loses its sixth match against the USA2017-05-14T18:22:55ZThe Slovak national hockey team lost another game at the IIHF World Championships 2017.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20531965/russia-defeats-slovakia.htmlRussia defeats Slovakia2017-05-13T18:43:03ZThe Slovak national hockey team did not score a single goal in their fifth match at the IIHF World Championships 2017 against Russia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20529744/slovakia-loses-against-germany-on-shootouts.htmlSlovakia loses against Germany on shootouts2017-05-10T23:00:41ZThe Slovak national hockey team lost in their fourth match at the IIHF World Championships 2017.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20529318/slovaks-may-play-for-rescue.htmlSlovaks may play for rescue2017-05-10T14:16:34ZThe hockey team will have to win some points in the following matches to stay among the elite, but it is not very probable.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20528820/slovakia-loses-another-world-championship-match.htmlSlovakia loses another World Championship match2017-05-09T22:47:25ZThe Slovak national hockey team lost in their third match at the IIHF World Championships 2017 against Denmark on shootouts.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20527088/slovakia-loses-against-latvia.htmlSlovakia loses against Latvia2017-05-07T22:42:17ZThe Slovak national hockey team lost all three points in their second match at the IIHF World Championships 2017.