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_emailskInter Milan will teach young footballersThe aim is to train young talents in their home environment using the Italian team’s know-how.Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:46:52 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20844497/inter-milan-opens-an-academy-in-slovakia.htmlThe Nordic walker with the best technique in the world is SlovakFor Lucia Okoličányová, Nordic walking has become her love of life and philosophyFri, 25 May 2018 09:17:40 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20834279/the-nordic-walker-with-the-best-technique-in-the-world-is-slovak.htmlSlovak ice-hockey team will play in KošiceThe Slovak team is slated to play in Košice, and not Bratislava, at next year’s Ice-hockey World Championship.Tue, 22 May 2018 22:58:40 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20832421/slovak-ice-hockey-team-is-heading-to-kosice.html“I will not be playing ice-hockey anymore,” says HossaHealth issues have caused the NHL player to withdraw from matches and consider moving back to Slovakia.Mon, 21 May 2018 14:13:21 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20830897/i-will-not-be-playing-ice-hockey-anymore-says-hossa.htmlSlovak volunteer: It is a memorable experience to watch the Slovak children waiting for hockey playersIn Denmark, even student temp jobs pay the minimum hourly wage of ten euros.Wed, 16 May 2018 17:52:21 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20827295/slovak-volunteer-it-is-a-memorable-experience-to-watch-the-slovak-children-waiting-for-hockey-players.htmlSlovakia’s Gaelic Football team offers a family away from homeThe Slovak Shamrocks, established in 2011 under the Gaelic Athletic Association, recruits locals and expats of all ages and abilities to play the unusual game.Wed, 16 May 2018 12:47:34 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20827027/slovak-gaelic-football-club.htmlSlovakia bids farewell to the championship with a victoryDespite defeating Belarus, Slovakia did not earn enough points to advance to the quarter-finals.Tue, 15 May 2018 18:32:07 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20826562/slovakia-bids-farewell-to-the-championship-with-a-victory.htmlSlovaks end another championship match with a lossThe national ice hockey team did not defeat its rivals from Russia.Mon, 14 May 2018 18:27:22 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20825617/slovaks-end-another-championship-match-with-a-loss.htmlSlovakia lost its fifth match at the world championshipBut it still managed to win 1 point in the match against Sweden.Sat, 12 May 2018 14:39:02 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20824112/slovakia-lost-its-fifth-match-at-the-world-championship.htmlSlovakia defeats another rivalThe team from France did not steal any points from Slovaks.Thu, 10 May 2018 18:35:13 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20822952/slovakia-defeats-another-rival.htmlSlovakia wins its first match at the world championshipThe national hockey team defeated its rivals from Austria.Tue, 08 May 2018 18:31:54 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20821363/slovakia-wins-its-first-match-at-the-world-championship.htmlSlovakia lost another world championship matchThe team lost all three points in the game against Switzerland.Sun, 06 May 2018 22:28:15 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20820091/slovakia-failed-to-win-another-world-championship-match.htmlSlovakia kicks off the world championship with a lossThe country suffered another loss against the CzechsSat, 05 May 2018 22:56:42 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20818991/slovakia-kicks-off-the-world-championship-with-a-loss.htmlSlovakia has a “young and fighting” ice hockey teamThe country will kick off the 2018 IIHF World Championship with a match against the Czech Republic.Thu, 03 May 2018 23:22:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20818162/slovakia-has-a-young-and-fighting-ice-hockey-team.htmlSlovak tennis sensation Kližan beat Djokovic in BarcelonaAnother Slovak tennis player, Jozef Kovalík, also made it among the best 16.Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:45:04 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20812577/slovak-tennis-sensation-klizan-beat-djokovic-in-barcelona.htmlA Keynan competing at the Rio Olympics won Devín – Bratislava runNelson Cherutich won with a time of 35:05 minutes, the fastest woman was Hungarian Zita Kácser.Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:38:15 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20804783/devin-bratislava-run-won-by-kenyan-who-competed-at-the-rio-olympics.htmlClear, unanimous, and indisputable: Sagan is the bestThe renowned cycling magazine Velonews lists Slovak Peter Sagan as the most valuable cyclist.Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:29:45 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20799475/clear-unanimous-and-indisputable-sagan-is-the-best.htmlSagan: Attack is the best defenceSagan wins the Hell of the North race after a strong attack, receiving his second-ever Monument title.Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:41:53 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20799398/sagan-attack-is-the-best-defence.htmlUS Embassy kicks off International Roma Day with a football tournamentInternational diplomats, Slovak politicians, and Roma teams from eastern and western Slovakia played in the friendly tournament.Fri, 06 Apr 2018 17:59:50 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20797577/us-embassy-kicks-off-international-roma-day-with-a-football-tournament.htmlThe best female basketball team in Slovakia comes to an endThe team is currently fighting for its 15th national championship title.Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:07:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796461/the-best-female-basketball-team-in-slovakia-comes-to-an-end.htmlNational football stadium in Bratislava closer to completionThe stadium will also serve as a cultural and congress venue.Thu, 29 Mar 2018 21:51:07 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20792577/national-football-stadium-in-bratislava-closer-to-completion.htmlSagan's victory made his main rival crySlovak cyclist Peter Sagan wins the Gent - Wevelgem for the third time in his career.Mon, 26 Mar 2018 13:45:18 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20789717/sagan-wins-the-gent-wevelgem-for-the-third-time-in-his-career.htmlSlovakia 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.html