Peter Sagan Wins 100th Tour of Flanders

Oudenaarde, April 3 (TASR) - Slovak cycling star Peter Sagan on Sunday won the 100th Tour of Flanders, notching his first big classic race victory. The reigning world champion triumphed on the 255-kilometre course from...

President Kiska Receives Freshly Retired Slovak Hockey Star Visnovsky

Bratislava, March 3 (TASR) - Slovak President Andrej Kiska received former Slovak national ice hockey player Lubomir Visnovsky and asked him whether he wouldn't like to continue his brilliant career, TASR learnt on Thursday. Visnovsky...

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,...

Thick Fog Menacing Women’s Giant Slalom in Jasna

Bratislava, Jasna 4 (TASR) - Thick fog at Jasna ski resort in Low Tatras, hosting the women's World Cup this coming weekend, on Friday appeared to jeopardise Saturday's giant slalom, with FIS officials considering...

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...

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...

First World Cup Slalom in Slovakia Ever Won by USA’s Shiffrin

Jasna, March 6 (TASR) - Mikaela Shiffrin from the USA won the slalom competition of the Women's Alpine Skiing World Cup in Jasna (Zilina region) on Sunday. Shiffrin finished 2.36 seconds ahead of Wendy Holdener...

Mihalikova in Two Girls’ Finals at Australian Open, Champion in Doubles

Melbourne, January 30 (TASR) - Young Slovak tennis player Tereza Mihalikova on Saturday failed to defend the junior girls' singles trophy at the Australian Open, being defeated by 17-year-old Belarusian Vera Lapko in two...

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...

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...

Record Attendance at 69th National Devin-Bratislava Run on Sunday

Bratislava, April 7 (TASR) - A record number of runners is expected on Sunday at the 69th National Devin-Bratislava Run, which is Slovakia's oldest athletic event, said Bratislava deputy mayor Iveta Plsekova at a...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.