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/20874431/peter-sagan-announces-split-with-his-wife-katarina.htmlPeter Sagan announces split with his wife Katarína2018-07-20T06:41:32ZThe Slovak cycling star who has a young son said “It will be much better this way”.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20868696/sagan-won-the-fifth-tour-de-france-stage.htmlSagan won the fifth Tour de France stage2018-07-11T23:19:30ZThe record-breaking Slovak cyclist, along with rival Fernando Gaviria, is making Tour de France a two-man show.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20866563/sagan-wins-second-stage-of-the-tour-de-france-profiting-from-a-mass-crash.htmlSagan wins second stage of the Tour de France, profiting from a mass crash2018-07-09T13:41:53ZThe reigning world champion Peter Sagan has won the yellow jersey and takes the lead in the green-jersey points’ classification competition.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20859330/slovaks-will-fight-for-the-quidditch-world-cup.htmlWill you watch the quidditch world cup? Slovaks will be playing2018-06-28T13:56:23ZThe team wants to show that despite the small number of players, Slovakia can play a great game.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20858911/slovak-coach-kretovic-on-icelanders-they-always-think-positively-and-consider-obstacles-as-opportunities.htmlSlovak coach Kretovič on Icelanders: They always think positively and consider obstacles as opportunities2018-06-27T18:20:14ZThe Slovak who once coached members of the Icelandic football team comments on the national habit of always thinking positively.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20858592/match-rigging-in-slovak-football-causes-6-people-charged-and-12-suspended.htmlPunishments issued for match-rigging in Slovak football2018-06-27T14:09:20ZThe recent case results in 6 people charged and 12 suspended.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20857033/long-breakaway-gives-slovak-championship-to-sagan-surprising-everyone.htmlLong breakaway gives Slovak championship to Sagan, surprising everyone2018-06-25T14:29:56ZEven former cycling legend and sports commentator Jan Svorada was shocked by the breakaway which secured Sagan's sixth victory in the Slovak championship.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20844497/inter-milan-opens-an-academy-in-slovakia.htmlInter Milan will teach young footballers2018-06-07T13:46:52ZThe aim is to train young talents in their home environment using the Italian team’s know-how.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20834279/the-nordic-walker-with-the-best-technique-in-the-world-is-slovak.htmlThe Nordic walker with the best technique in the world is Slovak2018-05-25T09:17:40ZFor Lucia Okoličányová, Nordic walking has become her love of life and philosophyhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20832421/slovak-ice-hockey-team-is-heading-to-kosice.htmlSlovak ice-hockey team will play in Košice2018-05-22T22:58:40ZThe Slovak team is slated to play in Košice, and not Bratislava, at next year’s Ice-hockey World Championship.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20830897/i-will-not-be-playing-ice-hockey-anymore-says-hossa.html“I will not be playing ice-hockey anymore,” says Hossa2018-05-21T14:13:21ZHealth issues have caused the NHL player to withdraw from matches and consider moving back to Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20827295/slovak-volunteer-it-is-a-memorable-experience-to-watch-the-slovak-children-waiting-for-hockey-players.htmlSlovak volunteer: It is a memorable experience to watch the Slovak children waiting for hockey players2018-05-16T17:52:21ZIn Denmark, even student temp jobs pay the minimum hourly wage of ten euros.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20827027/slovak-gaelic-football-club.htmlSlovakia’s Gaelic Football team offers a family away from home2018-05-16T12:47:34ZThe Slovak Shamrocks, established in 2011 under the Gaelic Athletic Association, recruits locals and expats of all ages and abilities to play the unusual game.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20826562/slovakia-bids-farewell-to-the-championship-with-a-victory.htmlSlovakia bids farewell to the championship with a victory2018-05-15T18:32:07ZDespite defeating Belarus, Slovakia did not earn enough points to advance to the quarter-finals.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20825617/slovaks-end-another-championship-match-with-a-loss.htmlSlovaks end another championship match with a loss2018-05-14T18:27:22ZThe national ice hockey team did not defeat its rivals from Russia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20824112/slovakia-lost-its-fifth-match-at-the-world-championship.htmlSlovakia lost its fifth match at the world championship2018-05-12T14:39:02ZBut it still managed to win 1 point in the match against Sweden.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20822952/slovakia-defeats-another-rival.htmlSlovakia defeats another rival2018-05-10T18:35:13ZThe team from France did not steal any points from Slovaks.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20821363/slovakia-wins-its-first-match-at-the-world-championship.htmlSlovakia wins its first match at the world championship2018-05-08T18:31:54ZThe national hockey team defeated its rivals from Austria.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20820091/slovakia-failed-to-win-another-world-championship-match.htmlSlovakia lost another world championship match2018-05-06T22:28:15ZThe team lost all three points in the game against Switzerland.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20818991/slovakia-kicks-off-the-world-championship-with-a-loss.htmlSlovakia kicks off the world championship with a loss2018-05-05T22:56:42ZThe country suffered another loss against the Czechshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20818162/slovakia-has-a-young-and-fighting-ice-hockey-team.htmlSlovakia has a “young and fighting” ice hockey team2018-05-03T23:22:00ZThe country will kick off the 2018 IIHF World Championship with a match against the Czech Republic.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20812577/slovak-tennis-sensation-klizan-beat-djokovic-in-barcelona.htmlSlovak tennis sensation Kližan beat Djokovic in Barcelona2018-04-25T23:45:04ZAnother Slovak tennis player, Jozef Kovalík, also made it among the best 16.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20804783/devin-bratislava-run-won-by-kenyan-who-competed-at-the-rio-olympics.htmlA Keynan competing at the Rio Olympics won Devín – Bratislava run2018-04-16T13:38:15ZNelson Cherutich won with a time of 35:05 minutes, the fastest woman was Hungarian Zita Kácser.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20799475/clear-unanimous-and-indisputable-sagan-is-the-best.htmlClear, unanimous, and indisputable: Sagan is the best2018-04-09T14:29:45ZThe renowned cycling magazine Velonews lists Slovak Peter Sagan as the most valuable cyclist.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20799398/sagan-attack-is-the-best-defence.htmlSagan: Attack is the best defence2018-04-09T13:41:53ZSagan wins the Hell of the North race after a strong attack, receiving his second-ever Monument title.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20797577/us-embassy-kicks-off-international-roma-day-with-a-football-tournament.htmlUS Embassy kicks off International Roma Day with a football tournament2018-04-06T17:59:50ZInternational diplomats, Slovak politicians, and Roma teams from eastern and western Slovakia played in the friendly tournament.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796461/the-best-female-basketball-team-in-slovakia-comes-to-an-end.htmlThe best female basketball team in Slovakia comes to an end2018-04-05T14:07:00ZThe team is currently fighting for its 15th national championship title.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20792577/national-football-stadium-in-bratislava-closer-to-completion.htmlNational football stadium in Bratislava closer to completion2018-03-29T21:51:07ZThe stadium will also serve as a cultural and congress venue.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20789717/sagan-wins-the-gent-wevelgem-for-the-third-time-in-his-career.htmlSagan's victory made his main rival cry2018-03-26T13:45:18ZSlovak cyclist Peter Sagan wins the Gent - Wevelgem for the third time in his career.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20784316/slovakia-has-its-historically-most-successful-paralympics.htmlSlovakia has its historically most successful Paralympics2018-03-19T13:43:54ZThe athlete who won most medals is visually impaired skier Henrieta Farkašová – who was unhappy, though, after coming second in the slalom on March 17.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20779951/slovakia-has-a-total-of-five-paralympic-gold-medals.htmlSlovakia has a total of five Paralympic gold medals2018-03-13T13:51:02ZAfter two days, Slovak Paralympic athletes won five gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang, with the successful ones being Alpine skiers.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20779212/slovak-skier-velez-zuzulova-ends-her-career-in-a-spectacular-way.htmlSlovak skier Velez-Zuzulová ends her career in a spectacular way2018-03-12T13:35:45ZHowever, her last race on march 10th was a feast for the eyes rather than a true competition.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20771339/paralympic-athletes-will-compete-in-pyeongchang-under-new-slogan.html“We are Equal”, says new slogan of Paralympic athletes2018-03-01T12:59:15ZThey will try to follow previous successes at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang.https://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.