Sagan Takes His First Win of the Season at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne

Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) won the 69th edition of the cycling classic Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday.

Alpine World Ski Championships: Slovakia Takes Home Silver Medal

St. Moritz, February 13 (TASR) - A Slovak quartet on Tuesday won a silver medal at the 2017 Alpine World Ski Championships in the national team competition held in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Debutant Sramkova Slovak Hero as Fed Cup Team Beats Italy in Forli

Forli, February 12 (TASR) - Slovak Fed Cup debutant Rebecca Sramkova, 20, was the team's main ace in the World Group II tie in Forli, Italy beating both the home-side top player Sara Errani...

Slovak National Football Team Player Kubik Caught Drink Driving

Bratislava, January 9 (TASR) - Member of the Slovak national football team Frantisek Kubik was caught by the police driving under the influence of alcohol on Sunday evening, with a judge deciding as early...

Slovak Motorcyclist Ivan Jakes Hit by Lightning at Dakar Rally

San Salvador de Jujuy, January 5 (TASR) - Slovak motorcycle rally rider Ivan Jakes on Wednesday was struck by lightning during the third stage of the Dakar Rally in Argentina on Wednesday, but thanks...

Velez-Zuzulova Wins World Cup Slalom in Zagreb, Vlhova Runner-up

Zagreb, January 3 (TASR) - Slovak skier Veronika Velez-Zuzulova won a World Cup slalom race in Zagreb on Tuesday, ahead of her young compatriot Petra Vlhova and Czech Sarka Strachova. Zuzulova notched her fifth career...

Olympic Walking Champion Matej Toth Beats Sagan as Athlete of Year

Bratislava, December 23 (TASR) - Olympic 50-kilometre race walk champion Matej Toth and silver medalists from Rio in the K-4 kayak 1,000-metres Denis Mysak-Erik Vlcek-Juraj Tarr-Tibor Linka were selected on Thursday night as the...

Kiska to Olympic Medallists: You Are Role Models for Society

Bratislava, December 14 (TASR) - President Andrej Kiska on Wednesday received medallists from the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, thanking them for representing the country successfully abroad.

Plavcan Awards Olympic and Paralympic Athletes

Bratislava, December 1 (TASR) – Education, Science, Research and Sport Minister Peter Plavcan at the University of Economics in Bratislava on Thursday presented commemorative coins to athletes who represented Slovakia at the Olympics and...

WTA Champion Cibulkova Receives Hero’s Welcome at Home

Bratislava, November 1 (TASR) - Slovak tennis player Dominika Cibulkova returned from the WTA Tour in Singapore to her homeland on Tuesday ranked as the official world No. 5 women's tennis player.

Dominika Cibulkova Triumphs Over Angelique Kerber to Win WTA Finals Title

Slovak tennis player Dominika Cibulkova claimed the biggest victory of her career by decisively defeating world's number one Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-4 in the WTA Finals in Singapore on Sunday.

Peter Sagan Defends His Title of World Champion in Road Cycling

Doha, October 16 (TASR) - Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan has defended his world champion title in the Qatari capital of Doha, TASR learnt on Sunday. Sagan, who dominated last year's UCI Road World Championships in...

Cornerstone Tapped In for Construction of National Football Stadium

Bratislava, September 1 (TASR) - Prime Minister Robert Fico on Thursday along with representatives of the state, Slovakia's capital of Bratislava and local authorities tapped in the cornerstone of the construction of a National...

Slovak Kayak Quartet Secures Silver at Rio, Vlcek Becomes Legend

Rio de Janeiro, August 19 (TASR) - Slovak quartet Denis Mysak, Erik Vlcek, Juraj Tarr and Tibor Linka secured silver for Slovakia in the men's kayak four (K4) 1000 metres race at the Olympics...

Slovak Matej Toth Wins Longest Athletic Event at Rio Olympics

Rio de Janeiro, August 19 (TASR) - Slovak athlete Matej Toth on Friday triumphed in the longest – both in time and distance – athletic event at the Rio Olympics - the men's 50-kilometre...

Strabag to Build National Football Stadium for €59.77 million in 76 Weeks

Bratislava, August 9 (TASR) - A National Football Stadium (NFS) will be constructed by Strabag company for €59.77 million (VAT included), with the company winning the public tender for the construction of the stadium,...

Sagan Inks Three-year Deal with Bora-Hansgrohe

Bratislava/Berlin, August 1 (TASR) – Slovak star cyclist Peter Sagan has signed a three-year contract on joining German team Bora-Hansgrohe as of 2017, TASR learnt on Monday. Apart from Sagan, 26, Bora-Hansgrohe has also hired...

Kohut Elected New President of Slovak Ice Hockey Association

Bratislava, June 17 (TASR) – Igor Nemecek was replaced as president of the Slovak Ice Hockey Association (SZLH) by Martin Kohut at an extraordinary SZLH congress on Thursday, with the secret ballot taking place...

Slovakia Defeat Russia in EURO, Hope for Round of Last 16 Now Alive

Lille, June 15 (TASR) - Napoli playmaker Marek Hamsik was Slovakia's ace in its campaign to beat Russia 2-1 in Euro 2016 Group B on Wednesday. Slovakia, who lost 1-2 in the first round to...

Slovakia Will Dominate Its Group with Nine Points After Group Stage

Vienna, June 10 (TASR) - According to a special computer simulation developed by a team of experts at Technical University in Vienna, Slovak national football players will advance to the knockout stage of EURO...