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/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 matcheshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20695051/slovak-vlhova-wins-slalom-opener-at-levi.htmlSlovak Vlhová wins slalom opener at Levi2017-11-13T13:50:16ZThe Slovak skier who surprised everyone last season opens this season with a victory.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20680249/slovak-tennis-player-will-attend-the-wta-elite-trophy.htmlSlovak tennis player will attend the WTA Elite Trophy2017-10-24T23:04:14ZMagdaléna Rybáriková leaves for the tournament on October 26.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20676215/sagan-becomes-a-lego-figure.htmlDo you want a Sagan for your Lego collection?2017-10-19T14:05:00ZThe post is very popular on Facebook.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20675008/quidditch-becomes-reality-in-slovakia-as-first-teams-emerge.htmlQuidditch becomes reality in Slovakia as first teams emerge2017-10-18T10:10:34ZThe wizard sport, fighting for its status in the real sports world, has won the hearts of some Slovaks.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20674748/slovak-tennis-player-knocks-out-sharapova.htmlSlovak tennis player knocks out Sharapova2017-10-17T22:51:15ZMagdaléna Rybáriková improves her position in the WTA ranking.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20669929/coach-poor-start-but-also-a-referees-decisions-behind-slovakias-absence-in-the-world-cup.htmlSlovakia will be absent from the World Cup2017-10-11T14:20:16ZThe development in other groups was not positive for Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20668562/construction-of-the-national-football-stadium-continues.htmlConstruction of the national football stadium continues2017-10-10T05:56:13ZThe stadium with a price tag of €75 million should be complete in 2018https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20667450/slovakia-wins-its-last-qualifying-match.htmlSlovaks may proceed to the World Cup in football but not necessarily2017-10-09T15:50:00ZThe Slovak national team defeated their rivals from Malta, but they need to wait for the results in other groups to advance to another round.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20665497/slovakia-prepares-for-a-crucial-match-against-scotland.htmlSlovakia’s path to the world cup gets complicated2017-10-05T23:23:29ZThe football players lost an important match against Scotland.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20665006/olympic-medal-winner-did-not-dope.htmlOlympic medal winner did not dope2017-10-04T22:48:10ZMatej Tóth wins the first battle, but his fight is not over yet.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20663002/nitra-named-european-capital-of-sport-for-2018.htmlNitra named European City of Sport for 20182017-10-02T21:48:39ZAlready two Slovak cities have held this title – Košice in 2016 and Banská Bystrica in 2017https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20662988/slovak-wild-water-athletes-garner-medals-once-more.htmlSlovak wild-water athletes garner medals once more2017-10-02T15:33:33ZThe winners are older than the average canoe champions.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20662931/kosice-marathon-was-won-by-kenyans-kerio-and-jerotich.htmlKošice marathon was won by Kenyans2017-10-02T15:23:14ZApart from the winners and the participant, there was another prominent guest in the city: Tegla Loroupe who won the world champion title in half-marathon 20 years ago.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20658124/slovak-water-slalom-racers-start-championship-with-a-victory.htmlSlovak water slalom racers start championship with a victory2017-09-26T14:02:26ZThe single canoe slalom team can boast with several records.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20656514/sagan-rewrites-history.htmlSagan rewrites history2017-09-25T07:10:00ZCyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships. He allegedly did not expect it and was easy with the idea he would not win.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20651861/slovakia-beats-poland-in-davis-cup-remaining-in-the-1st-group.htmlSlovakia beats Poland in Davis Cup, remaining in the 1st group2017-09-18T15:29:23ZSlovak tennis players helped their Davis Cup team proceed to the next round. But the weekend duel was far from smooth.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20647562/velez-zuzulova-may-skip-the-season.htmlVelez-Zuzulová may skip the season2017-09-12T14:16:56ZThis year was to be her last representing Slovakia.