Spectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectatorhttps://spectator.sme.sk/rssSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.rss_contact_emailskSlovakia beats Poland in Davis Cup, remaining in the 1st groupSlovak tennis players helped their Davis Cup team proceed to the next round. But the weekend duel was far from smooth.Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:29:23 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20651861/slovakia-beats-poland-in-davis-cup-remaining-in-the-1st-group.htmlVelez-Zuzulová may skip the seasonThis year was to be her last representing Slovakia.Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:16:56 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20647562/velez-zuzulova-may-skip-the-season.htmlSagan marked his 100th victory in Quebec“A hundred is a nice number but it may be better to live as long as 100,” cyclist Peter Sagan said after winning his 100th race. “It’s really nice to have 100 victories, but there will never be enough of them.”Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:20:44 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20646571/sagan-marked-his-100th-victory-in-quebec.htmlPara-cyclist decides not to represent SlovakiaJozef Metelka claims there was a failure on the side of the representation leaders, but they are not aware of any problems.Tue, 05 Sep 2017 23:29:32 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20642376/para-cyclist-decides-not-to-represent-slovakia.htmlSlovakia loses against England in the World Cup qualificationsThe English team beat Slovakia on the evening of September 4 at WembleyTue, 05 Sep 2017 06:26:27 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20641435/slovakia-loses-against-england-in-the-world-cup-qualifications.htmlSlovak team beat Slovenia, facing the best team in the group on MondayAfter a winning match on September 1, Slovak nationals will play for the No. 1 position in the group against England three days later.Mon, 04 Sep 2017 14:34:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20641069/slovak-team-beat-slovenia-facing-the-best-team-in-the-group-on-monday.htmlSlovak who ran almost 5,000 km in 48 days: Many ultra-runners are humble peopleKaneenika Janáková has completed the world’s hardest run. She told The Slovak Spectator about her career, but also about the place where she likes running in Slovakia.Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:49:17 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20637500/slovak-who-ran-almost-5000-km-in-48-days-many-ultra-runners-are-humble-people.htmlSlovakia gains one medal from canoe sprint championshipAt the recent 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championship in Račice, Czech Republic, Slovakia won only one silver medal; and moreover thanks to a totally unexpected new team.Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:30:18 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20636615/slovakia-gains-one-medal-from-canoe-sprint-championship.htmlA British athlete will represent SlovakiaChiara Bunce has already won several medals at British youth championships.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:21:16 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628956/a-british-athlete-will-represent-slovakia.htmlSummer camp for Slovak footballersThe aim is not only to train the youth in sporting skills but also teach them to become decent and intelligent people.Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628935/summer-camp-for-slovak-footballers.htmlEight Tatra peaks in 27 hoursThe man from Košice ended up before his goal due to health problems.Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:15:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628382/eight-tatra-peaks-in-27-hours.htmlFirst Slovak woman crossed the English ChannelBefore her, only six Slovak men had managed to complete the difficult swim.Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:32:52 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628678/first-slovak-woman-crossed-the-english-channel.htmlOlympic medal winner explains doping allegationsMatej Tóth is waiting for the final decision.Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:20:43 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20627382/olympic-medal-winner-explains-doping-allegations.htmlSlovak beat women's record in world's hardest runShe ran for 48 days.Sun, 13 Aug 2017 06:20:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623032/slovak-beat-womens-record-in-worlds-hardest-run.htmlMarián Hossa is the best ice-hockey player in SlovakiaHossa has won in a poll for the sixth time already.Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:56:14 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623370/marian-hossa-is-the-best-ice-hockey-player-in-slovakia.htmlPeter Sagan won third stage of BinckBank Tour 2017The Slovak cyclist won the final sprint on August 9.Thu, 10 Aug 2017 05:54:19 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623094/peter-sagan-won-third-stage-of-binckbank-tour-2017.htmlSagan won the white jersey in Tour de Pologne 2017The absolute winner of the cycling tour around Poland was the Belgian Dylan Teuns, while the Dutch Wout Poels won the seventh stage.Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:00:13 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621302/sagan-won-the-white-jersey-in-tour-de-pologne-2017.htmlEverton goes for play-off after beating RužomberokThe only goal was scored by the Everton’s Dominic Nathaniel Calvert-Lewin.Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:40:30 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618833/everton-goes-for-play-off-after-beating-ruzomberok.htmlEverton beats RužomberokBut the victory was narrow.Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:43:17 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20613842/everton-beats-ruzomberok.htmlSlovak water slalom racers won seven medalsYoung Slovak talents made the hearts of sports fans race with their performance at the World Championship in water slalom.Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:53:37 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20610528/slovak-water-slalom-racers-won-seven-medals.htmlPeter Sagan: The jury is wrongSlovak cyclist Peter Sagan complains about impersonal behavior of jury.Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:36:16 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20606611/peter-sagan-the-jury-is-wrong.htmlSlovak sprinter Volko wins in 200mJan Volko set a national record at the European Athletics U23 Championships in Poland.Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:25:18 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20605334/slovak-sprinter-volko-wins-in-200m.htmlQuote of the week“The elbow did not happen.”Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20603308/quote-of-the-week.htmlRybáriková loses Wimbledon semi-finalsThe first Slovak tennis player who made it to the Wimbledon semi-finals has been knocked out of the tournament.Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:40:56 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20603384/rybarikova-loses-wimbledon-semi-finals.htmlSlovak tennis player reaches Wimbledon semi-finalsIt is a historic success for all female Slovak tennis players.Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:25:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20601638/slovak-tennis-player-reaches-wimbledon-semi-finals.htmlSlovak is among eight best female tennis players at WimbledonBut Magdaléna Rybáriková is seen as an outsider for the overall win of the tournament.Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:27:24 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20579656/slovak-is-among-eight-best-female-tennis-players-at-wimbledon.htmlInter Milan buys Slovak footballer for €25 millionThis is the highest transfer fee ever for a Slovak footballer.Mon, 10 Jul 2017 23:58:06 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20579031/inter-milan-buys-slovak-footballer-for-25-million.htmlOlympic-medalist walker Tóth suspend following doping allegationsSlovak walker Matej Tóth will not compete in Athletic World Championship in London, scheduled to take place between August 4 and 13.Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:14:13 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20578730/olympic-medalist-walker-toth-suspend-following-doping-allegations.htmlDid Sagan really have to go?Several factors influenced the disqualification verdict, and it is hard to comment without having complete information, says one of the commissaires.Thu, 06 Jul 2017 16:33:28 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20576339/did-sagan-really-have-to-go.htmlPeter Sagan was disqualified from the Tour de France after a foul at the finishIn 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.Tue, 04 Jul 2017 21:39:42 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20575238/peter-sagan-was-disqualified-from-the-tour-de-france-after-a-foul-at-the-finish.htmlSagan wins 3rd stage of Tour de France, despite problemsSlovak cyclist is third in the pursuit for his sixth green jersey.Mon, 03 Jul 2017 23:03:29 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20574269/sagan-wins-3rd-stage-of-tour-de-france-despite-problems.htmlQuote of the week“Though we work in different spheres of society, our responsibility for creating fair-play rules is similar.”Fri, 30 Jun 2017 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20571434/quote-of-the-week.htmlFico complains about unfair football rulesBut he has been silent about other scandals connected with football players.Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:55:06 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20569756/fico-complains-about-unfair-football-rules.htmlSlovak under-21 team ended before semi-finals of European ChampionshipThe team had been in a good position to continue to the next round of the championship held in Poland.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:05:08 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20568167/slovak-under-21-team-ended-before-semi-finals-of-european-championship.htmlYoung Slovaks defeat the champions from SwedenDespite the victory, their advance to the U21 EURO semi-finals is still uncertain.Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:10:45 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20566000/young-slovaks-defeat-the-champions-from-sweden.htmlFemale basketball players out of the medal positions at the European championshipThe Slovak representatives failed to defeat their rivals from France at EuroBasket Women 2017.Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:52:58 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20565997/female-basketball-players-out-of-the-medal-positions-at-the-european-championship.htmlYoung Slovak footballers with mixed results in Poland so farThe footballers won the opening match at the European Under-21 Championship 2017, but lost the second match.Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:55:38 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20564843/young-slovak-footballers-with-mixed-results-in-poland-so-far.htmlFemale basketball players reach the quarterfinalsThe team will again play in the quarterfinals of the 'EuroBasket Women' after an eight year gap.Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:01:57 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20564549/female-basketball-players-reach-the-quarterfinals.htmlSlovak Triple World Champion in mixed martial arts defends titleHe ended the fight with a choke hold.Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:02:48 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20562823/slovak-triple-world-champion-in-mixed-martial-arts-defends-title.htmlSagan climbs fence to accept Tour de Suisse awardSlovak 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.Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:30:34 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20562656/sagan-climbs-fence-to-accept-tour-de-suisse-award.html