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 has its historically most successful ParalympicsThe athlete who won most medals is visually impaired skier Henrieta Farkašová – who was unhappy, though, after coming second in the slalom on March 17.Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:43:54 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20784316/slovakia-has-its-historically-most-successful-paralympics.htmlSlovakia has a total of five Paralympic gold medalsAfter 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.Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:51:02 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20779951/slovakia-has-a-total-of-five-paralympic-gold-medals.htmlSlovak skier Velez-Zuzulová ends her career in a spectacular wayHowever, her last race on march 10th was a feast for the eyes rather than a true competition.Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:35:45 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20779212/slovak-skier-velez-zuzulova-ends-her-career-in-a-spectacular-way.html“We are Equal”, says new slogan of Paralympic athletesThey will try to follow previous successes at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang.Thu, 01 Mar 2018 12:59:15 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20771339/paralympic-athletes-will-compete-in-pyeongchang-under-new-slogan.htmlSlovak biathletes surprise in women’s relayThough they were not considered favourites, Slovak biathletes fought bravely for medal positions but ended fifth.Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:33:33 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766779/slovak-biathletes-surprise-in-womens-relay.htmlSkier Vlhová missed the medal by 0.65 secondsShe competed in the Alpine Combined Slalom for the first time.Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:07:33 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766379/skier-vlhova-missed-the-medal-by-0-65-seconds.htmlBratislava ice stadium will require €2 millionAt the same time, its tenant, ice hockey club Slovan, owes some €1 million in rent.Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:36:13 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766057/bratislava-ice-stadium-will-require-2-million.htmlSlovak mixed relay was withdrawn from competitionPaulína Fialková botched the shooting, thus thwarting the hopes of the Slovak Olympic mixed team of biathletes.Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:03:05 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20765063/slovak-mixed-relay-was-withdrawn-from-competition.htmlSlovak ice hockey team goes homeThe United States defeated their rivals from Slovakia for the second time, ending their performance at the Olympics.Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:24:26 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20764716/slovak-ice-hockey-team-goes-home.htmlPyeongChang is Kuzmina's last OlympicsShe has no plans for the Olympics in Beijing but she may compete in Tokyo.Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:19:43 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20764247/husband-coach-talks-about-plans-of-the-most-successful-slovak-athlete-in-peyongchang.htmlSlovakia ends last in its preliminary groupSlovenia defeated the Slovak team on shootouts.Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:44:03 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20763014/slovakia-ends-last-in-its-preliminary-group.htmlUPDATED: Slovakia’s Kuzmina wins Olympic goldThe Slovak biathlete dominates the 12.5km race at this year’s Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang.Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:06:40 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20762999/kuzmina-dominates-the-12-5km-race.htmlSlovakia loses its second Olympics matchThe chances of advancing to the next round are still open.Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:34:01 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20762049/slovakia-loses-its-second-olympics-match.htmlAnother silver for KuzminaSlovak biathletes competed in PyeongChang today: The best Slovak female biathlete, Anastasiya Kuzmina, confirmed her good shape. Paulína Fialková finished fifth.Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:46:35 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20761349/another-silver-for-kuzmina.htmlSlovakia surprisingly wins over the match favouriteThe national ice hockey team wins its first Olympic Games match.Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:30:31 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20760736/slovakia-surprisingly-wins-over-the-match-favourite.htmlSlovakia gets its first medal at winter Olympics: biathlete Kuzmina wins silverAfter a disappointing start on February 10, Anastasiya Kuzmina won silver in an exciting pursuit race.Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:14:55 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20758977/slovakia-gets-its-first-medal-at-winter-olympics-biathlete-kuzminova-wins-silver.htmlBratislava will get a world-class water sports resortThe course was built dozens of years ago and it is necessary to finish the surrounding facilitiesFri, 09 Feb 2018 12:15:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20756644/bratislava-will-get-a-world-class-water-sports-resort.htmlPyeongChang: Slovaks have high hopes for their athletesSlovakia can expect medals in biathlon, alpine skiing and snowboarding.Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:39:20 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754317/pyeongchang-slovaks-have-high-hopes-for-their-athletes.htmlSlovak Olympians promise to compete towards the glory and fame of SlovakiaSlovak Olympians take historical oath before President Kiska.Tue, 30 Jan 2018 22:54:06 +0100https://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 skier Vlhová became a star of World Cup Slalom in SwitzerlandPetra Vlhová notched her fourth win in her career and her second in the season.Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:23:33 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20748745/slovak-skier-vlhova-wins-the-world-cup-slalom-in-switzerland.htmlPope did not christen Sagan’s sonBut the Slovak cycling champion gave him a special bike and a rainbow jersey.Wed, 24 Jan 2018 21:58:03 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20745665/pope-did-not-christen-sagans-son.htmlSlovak racer Svitko finished at DakarAfter 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.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:05:42 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20740005/slovak-racer-svitko-finished-at-dakar.htmlSagan starts the season off well, winning the People’s Choice ClassicThe Slovak cyclist is the first foreign racer to win this event since 2015.Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:46:22 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20738098/sagan-starts-the-season-off-well-winning-the-peoples-choice-classic.htmlSagan’s son may be baptised by the PopeThe Slovak cyclist is expected to meet with Pope Francis in a private audience. He will gift a bicycle.Wed, 10 Jan 2018 23:41:18 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20735180/sagans-son-may-be-baptised-by-the-pope.htmlUEFA included two Slovaks among biggest talents for 2018The international football association put two Slovaks on the list of most promising talents for 2018, which is a huge honour.Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:55:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20733875/uefa-included-two-slovaks-among-biggest-talents-for-2018.htmlSlovak biathlete ranks first with a big leadAnastasiya Kuzmina has great form prior to the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang.Thu, 04 Jan 2018 21:03:06 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20731293/slovak-biathlete-ranks-first-with-a-big-lead.htmlSlovak footballer Škriniar named one of the best players of the seasonHe is described as “a strong tackler who is quick to make clearances”.Wed, 03 Jan 2018 22:10:13 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20730591/slovak-footballer-skriniar-named-one-of-the-best-players-of-the-season.htmlSlovak Olympic medal winner is innocentRace walker Matej Tóth wants more rights for athletesWed, 27 Dec 2017 18:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20726830/slovak-olympic-medal-winner-is-innocent.htmlKuzmina has no competitors on the track, living out a fantasyAnastasia Kuzmina is currently the leader of the female Biathlon World Cup.Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:04:49 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20722499/kuzmina-has-no-competitors-on-the-track-living-out-a-fantasy.htmlHamšík matches Maradona recordThe goal by the Slovak star helped his SSC Napoli team to win over Inter Milan.Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20721517/hamsik-matches-maradona-record.htmlSagan shows impressive core exercisesThe three-time world champion will start the new season in a month's time in Australia.Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:40:07 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20719303/sagan-shows-impressive-core-exercises.htmlSlovak floorball team was a positive surprise at World ChampionshipThe host team only lost once.Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:56:09 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20716256/slovak-floorball-team-finishes-fifth-at-world-championship.htmlSlovak floorball players lose to FinlandThey are now in a contest for the 5th-8th places.Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:23:26 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20713806/slovak-floorball-players-lose-to-finland.htmlSlovak floorball players continue to ride their wave of successThey defeated the Germans and advanced to the quarterfinals.Tue, 05 Dec 2017 23:15:07 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20712042/slovak-floorball-players-continue-to-ride-their-wave-of-success.htmlSagan’s crash with Cavendish during Tour de France was unintentionalNew evidence, including video-recordings, supports Slovak cyclist’s version.Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:26:54 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20711471/sagans-crash-with-cavendish-during-the-tour-was-unintentional-cycling-association-acknowledgesd.htmlFemale Slovak floorball team crushes rivals with two-digit victoriesAt the first floorball world championship, Slovak female players are doing even better than expected, beating all other teams in their preliminary group.Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:36:06 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20710632/female-slovak-floorball-team-crushes-rivals-with-two-digit-victories.htmlOur asset: the coachSlovakia hosts women’s world floorball championships, for the first time.Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:53:10 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20707809/slovakia-hosts-womens-world-floorball-championships.htmlNational Football stadium has a blind spotPart of the grandstand next to the VIP lounges will have permanently vacant seatsTue, 28 Nov 2017 22:16:56 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20706228/national-football-stadium-has-a-blind-spot.htmlThe Slovak Davis Cup team has a new captainDominik Hrbatý, who is replacing Miloslav Mečíř (due to his health problems), smoothly beat Karol Kučera.Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:57:15 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20705769/hrbaty-is-the-new-captain-of-the-slovak-davis-cup-team.htmlVlhová contested a hat-trick but stayed behind ShiffrinSlovak skier: To beat Shiffrin, I needed two good rounds but I failed to do so.Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:52:32 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20705029/vlhova-contested-a-hat-trick-but-stayed-behind-shiffrin.html