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_emailskSlovak paralympic athletes win gold and bronze at World ChampionshipThree Slovaks became world champions in table tennis in the TM2 category at the World Paralympic Championship in Bratislava.Tue, 23 May 2017 23:14:33 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20540445/slovak-paralympic-athletes-win-gold-and-bronze-at-world-championship.htmlSlovak fitness successful across most categoriesSlovak athletes won 8 gold medals, 1 silver and 3 bronze at the European championship in bodybuilding and fitness 2017.Tue, 16 May 2017 22:21:42 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20534705/slovak-fitness-successful-across-most-categories.htmlGeneral Prosecutor finds no evidence that Weiss did anything wrongThe ruling confirmed the verdict of the District Prosecutor’s Office, Bratislava I which found that the football player did not drive the car.Tue, 16 May 2017 21:55:22 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20534665/general-prosecutor-finds-no-evidence-that-weiss-did-anything-wrong.htmlSlovaks say goodbye to the world championship with a lossIn its last match in the preliminary round, the Slovak national hockey team lost the game at the IIHF World Championships 2017 against Sweden.Tue, 16 May 2017 14:26:43 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20534106/slovaks-say-goodbye-to-the-world-championship-with-a-loss.htmlSlovak climbers Hámor and Sabovčík reach the summit of Dhaulagiri in the HimalayasFor Hámor it was the last peak out of 14 eight-thousanders in the region.Mon, 15 May 2017 21:37:24 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20533611/slovak-climbers-hamor-and-sabovcik-reach-the-summit-of-dhaulagiri-in-the-himalayas.htmlGirl from gummy bear video interviews SaganA girl from the UK who first spoofed the Slovak cyclist got to talk with him in California.Mon, 15 May 2017 14:31:07 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20533309/girl-from-gummy-bear-video-interviews-sagan.htmlSlovakia loses its sixth match against the USAThe Slovak national hockey team lost another game at the IIHF World Championships 2017.Sun, 14 May 2017 18:22:55 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20532520/slovakia-loses-its-sixth-match-against-the-usa.htmlRussia defeats SlovakiaThe Slovak national hockey team did not score a single goal in their fifth match at the IIHF World Championships 2017 against Russia.Sat, 13 May 2017 18:43:03 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20531965/russia-defeats-slovakia.htmlSlovakia loses against Germany on shootoutsThe Slovak national hockey team lost in their fourth match at the IIHF World Championships 2017.Wed, 10 May 2017 23:00:41 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20529744/slovakia-loses-against-germany-on-shootouts.htmlSlovaks may play for rescueThe hockey team will have to win some points in the following matches to stay among the elite, but it is not very probable.Wed, 10 May 2017 14:16:34 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20529318/slovaks-may-play-for-rescue.htmlSlovakia loses another World Championship matchThe Slovak national hockey team lost in their third match at the IIHF World Championships 2017 against Denmark on shootouts.Tue, 09 May 2017 22:47:25 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20528820/slovakia-loses-another-world-championship-match.htmlSlovakia loses against LatviaThe Slovak national hockey team lost all three points in their second match at the IIHF World Championships 2017.Sun, 07 May 2017 22:42:17 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20527088/slovakia-loses-against-latvia.htmlSlovakia wins its first World Cup matchThe Slovak national hockey team won two points in their first match at the IIHF World Championships 2017 against Italy.Sat, 06 May 2017 18:28:56 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20526558/slovakia-wins-its-first-world-cup-match.htmlSlovaks kick off the world championship against ItalyIf Slovakia wants to advance to the quarter-finals, it needs to win the first matches, says one of its most experienced ice hockey representatives at this year’s championship.Thu, 04 May 2017 23:47:44 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20525383/slovaks-kick-off-the-world-championship-against-italy.htmlNine greenhorns get their chance at the Ice Hockey World ChampionshipThe national coach published his final list at the last minute. No NHL players will be taking part.Tue, 02 May 2017 22:11:55 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20523547/nine-greenhorns-get-their-chance-at-the-ice-hockey-world-championship.htmlNo NHL players to reinforce Slovak ice hockey team so farAll players addressed by coach Cíger have refused to attend the world championship but there are still two in question.Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:44:02 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20518830/no-nhl-players-to-reinforce-slovak-ice-hockey-team-so-far.htmlSlovaks will play against Russia in quarterfinalsSlovakia advances to the quarterfinals from third place, after defeating Switzerland.Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:09:35 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20512064/slovaks-will-play-against-russia-in-quarterfinals.htmlYoung Slovak ice hockey players advance to the quarterfinalsThe last match in the preliminary round will decide on their rival for the quarterfinals.Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:45:51 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20511246/young-slovak-ice-hockey-players-advance-to-the-quarterfinals.htmlSlovakia hosts U18 hockey world championshipThe hosting towns have adopted tightened security measures, but also measures to protect the environment.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:27:20 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20507578/slovakia-hosts-u18-hocky-world-championship.htmlFootball player may benefit from law loopholeSlovak legislation does not take into consideration the possibility of having two people behind the steering wheel.Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:35:06 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20506491/football-player-may-benefit-from-law-loophole.htmlHungarians beat Slovaks and even Kenyan in the Devín-Bratislava runThe jubilee 70th year of the National Run Devín-Bratislava ended with a surprising triumph of Hungarian runners.Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:15:14 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20505530/hungarians-beat-slovaks-and-even-kenyan-in-the-devin-bratislava-run.htmlFootball player Weiss acquitted of chargesApparently, the cause of prosecution didn't take place.Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:03:52 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20502244/football-player-weiss-acquitted-of-charges.htmlState subsidy for national stadium is uncertainThe Education Ministry still has not received permission to allocate money for the stadium’s completion from the EC, while the construction works are late.Wed, 05 Apr 2017 22:38:17 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20502004/state-subsidy-for-national-stadium-is-uncertain.htmlSlovak runner wins Bratislava marathon for first timeBratislava saw a historical moment on April 2, 2017: for the first time, a Slovak long-distance athlete won a marathon in Bratislava.Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:10:11 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20499386/slovak-runner-wins-bratislava-marathon-for-first-time.htmlSlovakia beats Malta in World Cup qualificationThe Slovak team beat Malta on March 26 evening at the Maltese stadium in Ta’Qali in their third consecutive winning qualification match.Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:03:40 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20493660/slovakia-beats-malta-in-world-cup-qualification.htmlThe best football player is HamšíkSix time winner says he is glad he can spread the good name of Slovakia abroad.Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:59:15 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20489829/the-best-football-player-is-hamsik.htmlSlovak Skier Vlhová steals show in Aspen slalomSlovak alpine skiing marked a great triumph on March 18, as Petra Vlhová won in a slalom race at the World Cup Finals in the American city of Aspen and her older compatriot Veronika Velez-Zuzulová ended up fourth.Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:04:47 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20487930/slovak-skier-vlhova-steals-show-in-aspen-slalom.htmlCibulková will place fourth in WTA, breaking the Slovak record of MečířSlovak tennis player Dominika Cibulková broke the national record of Miloslav Mečíř, after 29 years, when she will place fourth in the world ranking in singles on March 20.Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:05:50 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20484954/cibulkova-will-place-fourth-in-atp-breaking-the-slovak-record-of-mecir.htmlParalympic skier wins second super-G raceRepresentatives in the men’s category were also successful.Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:11:17 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20483941/paralympic-skier-wins-second-super-g-race.htmlSagan won points classification at Tirreno-Adriatico cycling raceAlthough Sagan ended up 113th due to a potential collision with a pedestrian and a dog, he won the points classification.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:46:14 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20483494/sagan-won-points-classification-at-tirreno-adriatico-cycling-race.htmlCharges recommended against footballer Vladimír Weiss Jr.Charges are to be filed against the Slovak national football team player Vladimír Weiss Jr. for drunk driving.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:03:58 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20477358/charges-recommended-against-footballer-vladimir-weiss-jr.htmlThe surprise of young sprinter VolkoThe weekend at the European Indoor Athletics saw a Slovak athlete take the second place, surprising not just audiences but also his coach.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:59:27 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20477094/the-surprise-of-young-sprinter-volk.htmlSlovak sprinter second in 60m raceJán Volko is the first Slovak athlete to compete in the 60m sprint.Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:05:06 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20476006/slovak-sprinter-second-in-60m-race.htmlSlovak para-cyclist defends world titleJozef Metelka won two medals at the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Los Angeles.Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:00:16 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20476002/slovak-para-cyclist-defends-world-title.htmlKošice marathon among the best marathons in the worldThe International Marathon of Peace (MMM) is comparable with the best marathons in the world due to the times achieved, mainly in the men’s race, shows an analysis of sports results.Sun, 05 Mar 2017 06:40:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20473044/kosice-marathon-among-the-best-marathons-in-the-world.htmlSagan wins first race of 2017The Slovak cyclist triumphed at the second race of the Belgian classics.Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:32:11 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20469900/sagan-wins-first-race-of-2017.htmlSlovaks second in downhill World CupThe Slovak team of four beat over-confident Germany, Italy and Switzerland losing only to France to take the first-ever medal in this competition.Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:27:45 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20459689/slovak-skiers-win-first-ever-medal-in-downhill-world-cup-on-february-14.htmlSlovak Fed Cup team beats ItalyThe Slovak Fed Cup team surprisingly won over local national team in the Italian town of Forli, even without favourite Dominika Cibulková.Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:10:51 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20458060/slovak-fed-cup-team-beats-italy.htmlBratislava’s racecourse faces new challengesThe racecourse will get new management.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:32:25 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20452637/bratislavas-racecourse-faces-new-challenges.htmlFancied Slovak team lost to Hungarians in Davis CupA shocking defeat from Hungarians came in a crucial tennis tournament.Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:00:47 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20452277/fancied-slovak-team-lost-to-hungarians-in-davis-cup.html