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_emailskAeromodelling World Champion: State aid can’t even cover basic expensesJán Littva must fend for himself despite having won the second most titles in the history of his sport.Thu, 10 Oct 2019 16:33:20 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22233343/aeromodelling-world-champion-state-aid-cant-even-cover-basic-expenses.htmlKošice marathon won by Kenyan KipsambuA record was broken in the women’s category.Mon, 07 Oct 2019 13:44:42 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22230359/kosice-marathon-won-by-kenyan-kipsambu.htmlSlovakia dominated canoe slalom men teams competitionThe country defended the title for the ninth time in a row.Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:22:08 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22220984/slovakia-dominated-canoe-slalom-men-teams-competition.htmlSlovak triathlete awarded for saving his competitor's lifeMichal Buček helped another triathlete last September during a race in the Yellow Sea.Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:29:22 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22213574/slovak-triathlete-awarded-for-saving-his-competitors-life.htmlActivities adrenaline junkies can enjoy in SlovakiaBecome a race car driver at Slovakia Ring and jump off a chimney in Pezinok.Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:00:03 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22192537/the-adventures-in-slovakia-that-will-give-you-an-adrenaline-rush-skywalk-skydive-jump-slovakia-ring.htmlPeter Sagan wins his seventh green jersey at Tour de FranceThe cyclist topped the leaderboard after the third stage.Mon, 29 Jul 2019 12:34:21 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22177637/peter-sagan-wins-his-seventh-green-jersey-at-tour-de-france.htmlNetherland team wins Broomtislava tournamentEight quidditch teams took part in the Bratislava sports event.Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:51:44 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22173667/netherlandish-team-wins-broomtislava-quidditch-tournament.htmlSagan signed a fan's book while competing in the Tour de FranceThe video was taken during the Tour de France's 14th stage from Tarbes to Tourmalet Barèges.Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:50:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22172939/sagan-signed-a-fans-book-while-competing-in-the-tour-de-france.htmlSlovak tennis player makes it to doubles semi-finals at WimbledonFilip Polášek returned to professional tennis in 2018 after a five-year hiatus.Wed, 10 Jul 2019 21:50:43 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22165183/slovak-tennis-player-filip-polasek-makes-it-to-doubles-semi-finals-at-wimbledon-2019.htmlIce hockey club Slovan leaving KHL due to debtThe club plans to return to Slovakia's national ice hockey league.Wed, 29 May 2019 22:43:47 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22133334/slovan-bratislava-leaves-khl-over-debts.htmlThe ice hockey world championship bids farewell to KošiceThe final games will be played in Bratislava.Fri, 24 May 2019 07:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22128416/the-ice-hockey-world-championship-bids-farewell-to-kosice.htmlSlovakia’s ice hockey team said goodbye to Ladislav NagyHe was one of the last world champions from 2002 to play for the representation.Tue, 21 May 2019 22:04:54 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22126594/slovakias-ice-hockey-team-said-goodbye-to-ladislav-nagy.htmlSlovakia bids farewell to the championship with a victoryThe match was the last for Ladislav Nagy, who ends with his representation career.Tue, 21 May 2019 18:41:17 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22126412/slovakia-bids-farewell-to-the-championship-with-a-victory.htmlSlovaks outclassed Great BritainThe victory keeps the country in game for the quarterfinals. But the result of the match between Germany and the USA will be important.Sat, 18 May 2019 22:26:05 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22123966/slovaks-outclassed-great-britain.htmlSlovakia scores a much-needed victory against FranceAfter the match against France, Slovakia's quarterfinal chances are still alive.Fri, 17 May 2019 18:37:49 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22123424/slovakia-scores-a-much-needed-victory-against-france.htmlIce-hockey fans: We enjoy Bratislava but finding your way around the capital is difficultThere is only one information kiosk at the bus station in Bratislava.Thu, 16 May 2019 07:29:37 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22120767/ice-hockey-fans-struggle-with-orientation-in-bratislava-but-applaud-cheap-beer.htmlSlovakia loses an important match against GermanyThe country lost already the third game in the preliminary round.Wed, 15 May 2019 22:40:07 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22121789/slovakia-loses-an-important-match-against-germany.htmlSlovak fans booed the Canadian anthem after lost gameSlovak ice-hockey fans did not hold back after Slovakia lost to Canada. They threw bottles on the ice, whistled and booed.Tue, 14 May 2019 13:42:06 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22120370/slovak-fans-booed-the-canadian-anthem-after-the-lost-game.htmlAfter a thrilling game full of goals, Slovakia lost to CanadaAltogether 11 goals were scored. Canada scored the winning one only two seconds before the end of the final period.Mon, 13 May 2019 22:48:31 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22119880/after-a-thrilling-game-full-of-goals-slovakia-lost-to-canada.htmlSlovakia lost its second match against FinlandThree Finnish goals were scored by Kaapo Kakko.Sat, 11 May 2019 22:42:55 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22118388/slovakia-lost-its-second-match-against-finland.htmlA great victory. Slovakia defeats the US ice hockey teamThe country is hosting this year’s IIHF ice hockey worlds, with matches being held in Bratislava and Košice.Fri, 10 May 2019 22:31:32 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22117988/slovakia-kicks-off-the-world-championship-with-a-victory.htmlSlovakia kicks off the ice hockey worlds with a match against the United StatesThe 2019 IIHF World Championships matches are being held in Bratislava and Košice.Fri, 10 May 2019 09:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22117344/slovakia-kicks-off-the-ice-hockey-worlds-with-a-match-against-the-united-states.htmlP. Sagan: I am motivated to win againThe Slovak cyclist was listed among the top ten greatest Slovaks. Does Peter Sagan see himself as a great Slovak, though?Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:40 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22116388/peter-sagan-does-not-see-himself-as-the-greatest-slovak.htmlNational Cycling Centre to be built in Orechová PotôňIt will be accessible for both professional cyclists and amateurs.Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:43:09 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22094001/national-cycling-centre-to-be-built-in-orechova-poton.htmlRegioJet will dispatch special trains for the ice hockey championshipTickets are already on sale.Thu, 04 Apr 2019 14:06:14 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22091805/regiojet-trains-ice-hockey-world-championship-2019-slovakia.htmlBiathlete 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.html