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_emailskBiathlete Kuzmina dominated in women's 10 km pursuitShe did not make any mistake at the shooting range.Sat, 23 Mar 2019 16:19:42 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22082227/kuzmina-world-cup-norway-women-pursuit.htmlKuzmina bids farewell to her career with a victory in sprintAnastasia Kuzmina won the March 21 sprint, while another Slovak biathlete, Paulína Fialková, placed third.Thu, 21 Mar 2019 22:58:10 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22081079/biathlon-kuzmina-sprint-norway.htmlHamšík voted the best Slovak football player of 2018The Slovak midfielder won the title eight times in the last 10 years.Tue, 19 Mar 2019 22:09:08 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22079473/hamsik-best-slovak-football-player-2018.htmlVlhová wins bronze in the final World Cup's giant slalomThe Slovak skier stood on the podium 14 times this season. Of her five victories, three were in giant slalom.Sun, 17 Mar 2019 13:14:07 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22077328/petra-vlhova-alpine-skiing-world-cup-giant-slalom.htmlVlhová ends third in the final World Cup slalom this seasonHowever, she ends second in the World Cup slalom standing.Sat, 16 Mar 2019 14:02:32 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22076652/petra-vlhova-World-Cup-slalom-Soldeu-Andorra.htmlBiathlete Anastasia Kuzmina is the world champion in sprintIt is her first gold medal from the world championships.Fri, 08 Mar 2019 17:40:11 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22070548/biathlete-anastasia-kuzmina-is-the-world-champion-in-sprint.htmlPetra Vlhová wins giant slalom in Špindlerův MlýnIt is her third triumph in World Cup giant slalom this season.Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:42:21 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22070350/petra-vlhova-wins-giant-slalom-in-spindleruv-mlyn.htmlPolice detained people for faking ice hockey world championship ticketsThey recommend that people be careful and purchase tickets from authorised sellers.Thu, 07 Mar 2019 13:01:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22069321/police-detained-people-for-faking-ice-hockey-world-championship-tickets.htmlOpening match at new stadium spoiled by racismCoaches of both teams condemned such behaviour. Punishment awaits Slovan.Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:09:25 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22067469/opening-match-at-new-stadium-spoiled-by-racism.htmlSpecial trains will carry fans to the ice hockey world championshipsThere will be seven special trains, dispatched on the days the Slovak team is playing in Košice.Mon, 04 Mar 2019 21:41:02 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22066961/special-trains-will-carry-fans-to-the-ice-hockey-world-championships.htmlNew National Football Stadium hosts its first matchThe opening ceremony was accompanied by a laser show and a football match between Bratislava and Trnava.Mon, 04 Mar 2019 13:40:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22066620/new-national-football-stadium-hosts-its-first-match.htmlVlhová won also slalom in JasnáThe Slovak skier already won giant slalom on March 2.Sun, 03 Mar 2019 15:58:32 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22066020/vlhova-won-also-slalom-in-jasna.htmlVlhová wins European Cup's giant slalom in JasnáShe was second after the first round.Sat, 02 Mar 2019 13:40:07 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22065519/vlhova-wins-european-cups-giant-slalom-in-jasna.htmlForeigners in Slovakia promote the ice hockey world championshipIn videos, they tell fans from abroad that Slovakia has much to offer.Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:57:17 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22056750/foreigners-in-slovakia-promote-the-ice-hockey-world-championship.htmlVlhová wins bronze in women’s slalom at the world championshipsIt is her third medal won in Are, Sweden.Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:34:02 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22054774/vlhova-wins-bronze-in-womens-slalom-at-the-world-championships.htmlHamšík leaves Napoli for Chinese teamHe played football for the Napoli team for 12 years.Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:24:02 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22053428/hamsik-leaves-napoli-for-chinese-team.htmlThe success of her life: Slovak skier Vlhová wins giant slalom at the world championshipsPetra Vlhová gave a special Valentine's Day present to her fans and the whole Slovakia.Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:57:23 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22053583/the-success-of-her-life-slovak-skier-vlhova-wins-giant-slalom-at-the-world-championships.htmlVlhová wins silver in women's world combinedHer loss to Wendy Holdener was only 0.03 seconds.Fri, 08 Feb 2019 17:26:43 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22049118/vlhova-wins-silver-in-womens-world-combined.htmlHamšík to leave Napoli for ChinaThe price of the transfer might climb to €25 million, Italian media reported.Mon, 04 Feb 2019 13:24:43 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22044927/hamsik-to-leave-napoli-for-china.htmlVlhová shares first place with Shiffrin in MariborThe Slovak and American skier jointly won the giant slalom in Slovenia with exactly the same time of 2:31.31.Fri, 01 Feb 2019 14:13:53 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22043227/vlhova-shares-first-place-with-shiffrin-in-maribor.htmlBiathlete Kuzmina triumphs in the women’s 10km sprintIt is her second World Cup victory this season.Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:51:38 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22031843/biathlete-kuzmina-triumphs-in-the-in-the-womens-10km-sprint.htmlVlhová's coach: Our team is not prepared for Petra to win the big globeAlthough Slovak skier Petra Vlhová has been placing on the podium, her coach Livio Magoni claims she has not reached a level to beat Shiffrin on a regular basis.Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:56:51 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22027691/vlhovas-coach-our-team-is-not-prepared-for-petra-to-win-the-big-globe.htmlSlovak skier Vlhová wins in FlachauShe excelled particularly in the second round.Tue, 08 Jan 2019 22:39:21 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22024270/slovak-skier-vlhova-wins-in-flachau.htmlVlhová wins in parallel slalom in OsloAnother phenomenal result for the Slovak skier.Tue, 01 Jan 2019 19:09:38 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22019249/vlhova-wins-in-parallel-slalom-in-oslo.htmlSlovak skier Vlhová wins her first giant slalomShe is also the first Slovak to win the women’s World Cup giant slalom.Fri, 28 Dec 2018 16:16:45 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22017483/slovak-skier-vlhova-wins-semmering-giant-slalom.htmlSlovak biathletes achieve an historic resultKuzmina won ahead of Fialková in today's World Cup race.Sun, 23 Dec 2018 17:54:26 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22015239/slovak-biathletes-achieve-an-historic-result.htmlHockey player Šatan ends his careerOne of the most successful Slovak ice hockey players also entered the Hall of Fame.Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:23:43 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22012317/hockey-player-satan-ends-his-career.htmlIIHF: Sudden death to determine 2019 ice hockey world championA new overtime format will be used for the first time at the Ice Hockey World Championship in Slovakia.Tue, 18 Dec 2018 23:01:08 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22011932/iihf-sudden-death-to-determine-2019-ice-hockey-world-champion.htmlSagan has published an autobiographyHis book, titled My World, has been translated into 13 languages.Wed, 05 Dec 2018 22:23:03 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22002173/sagan-has-published-an-autobiography.htmlA unique exhibition will bid farewell to Šatan’s careerLegendary ice hockey representation captain Miroslav Šatan does not want to completely leave hockey.Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:27:11 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22002108/a-unique-exhibition-will-bid-farewell-to-satans-career.htmlSisters Paulína and Ivona Fialková will, after all, represent Slovakia at the Biathlon World CupThe sisters signed a new contract, which was modified in its detail.Fri, 30 Nov 2018 06:17:45 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20973660/sisters-paulina-and-ivona-fialkova-will-after-all-represent-slovakia-at-the-biathlon-world-cup.htmlWill sisters Paulína and Ivona Fialková represent Slovakia at the Biathlon World Cup?The Slovak Biathlon Union has banned them from participating but has also registered them for the World Cup.Mon, 19 Nov 2018 22:07:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20965623/will-sisters-paulina-and-ivona-fialkova-represent-slovakia-at-the-biathlon-world-cup.htmlFootball coach Kozák resigns from his positionThe most successful and longest-working Slovak coach announced he was leaving the national team of his own free will.Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:16:19 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20938031/football-coach-kozak-resigns-from-his-position.htmlKošice Marathon results in several personal recordsThe 95th year of the International Peace Marathon saw several personal records including that for best Slovak, Tibor Sahajda.Mon, 08 Oct 2018 13:55:35 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20932185/kosice-marathon-results-in-several-personal-records.htmlFight with traffickers thwarted online sale of hockey ticketsThe algorithm not only prevented traffickers but also ordinary fans from buying tickets.Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:25:29 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20918127/fight-with-traffickers-thwarted-online-sale-of-hockey-tickets.htmlA goalkeeper helped young Slovaks win the matchThanks to the victory over Iceland, the Slovak Under-21 team secured second place in the European Championship qualifier group.Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:13:36 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20912218/slovak-under-21-team-won-in-european-championship-qualification.html2019 World Hockey Championship tickets go on sale next weekThe IIHF World Championship in Bratislava and Košice will take place between May 10 - 26, 2019.Tue, 11 Sep 2018 23:16:08 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20911893/2019-world-hockey-championship-tickets-go-on-sale-next-week.htmlIce Hockey championship gets a mascot, a bear named MacejkoThe 2019 Ice Hockey World Championship in Slovakia has already announced its official mascot – eight months in advance.Tue, 28 Aug 2018 14:09:27 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20901804/ice-hockey-championship-gets-a-mascot-a-bear-named-macejko.htmlSlovak shooter wins women’s skeet at European ChampionshipsDanka Barteková won the skeet competition, while two other Slovak shooters triumphed in the double trap mixed teams’ competition in Leobersdorf.Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:15:59 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20890978/slovak-shooter-wins-womens-skeet-at-european-championships.htmlMikita: A migrant child who became an ice-hockey starThe legendary ice-hockey player passed away on August 7 at the age of 78.Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:58:32 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20890187/mikita-a-migrant-child-who-became-an-ice-hockey-star.html