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_emailskFico 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.htmlSagan’s first victory of Tour de Suisse comes in the fifth stage“I am happy about this victory because my team sacrificed everything for me,” Slovak cyclist said immediately after his June 14 win.Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:48:16 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20559544/sagans-first-victory-of-tour-de-suisse-comes-in-the-fifth-stage.htmlSlovakia returns to U21 EURO after 17 yearsThe national team aims to at least advance from the group.Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:31:55 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20559676/slovakia-returns-to-u21-euro-after-17-years.htmlSlovak street hockey players beat Canada to become World ChampionsSlovakia is the only country to win medals in every World Championship in the history of the tournament.Tue, 13 Jun 2017 01:13:03 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20557156/slovak-street-hockey-players-beat-canada-to-become-world-champions.htmlFootball World Cup 2018: Russia is still far awayDespite a poor start, Slovak footballers quickly worked their way to a play-off position after Saturday’s win in Lithuania.Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:42:15 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20556757/football-world-cup-2018-russia-is-still-far-away.htmlTalent is not always enough - sport is an expensive hobbyPromising young athletes often do not have the chance to bring their talent to the next level due to lack of funds.Mon, 29 May 2017 19:50:20 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20545576/talent-is-not-always-enough-sport-is-an-expensive-hobby.htmlSlovak 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.htmlGlossary: Talent is not always enough - sport is an expensive hobbySpectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College as well as in the rest of the newspaper.Tue, 16 May 2017 19:50:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20545582/glossary-talent-is-not-always-enough-sport-is-an-expensive-hobby.htmlTopic: Sport and games (Exercise)In exercise for this topic we focus on skill: Presentations.Tue, 16 May 2017 19:50:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20545583/topic-sport-and-games-exercise.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.html