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...

Police Recommend Charges against Footballer Vladimir W. Jr.

Bratislava, March 6 (TASR) - The police have concluded an investigation into alleged drunk driving by Slovak national football team player Vladimir W. Jr. last October with the recommendation that Bratislava I District Prosecutor's...

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...

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...

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...

Velez-Zuzulova: My Dream of World Cup Race in Jasna Has Come True

Jasna, March 3 (TASR) - Slovak top alpine ski slalom racers Veronika Velez-Zuzulova and Petra Vlhova at a press conference on Thursday said they can't wait to see the run at the weekend World...

European Indoor Athletics: Slovak Volko Takes Home Silver in 60m

Belgrade, March 6 (TASR) - Slovak sprinter Jan Volko on Saturday (March 4) won the silver medal in the 60m at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade with a new national record of...

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.

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...

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 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,...

Colourful Swing & Samba Band to Star at Skiing World Cup in Jasna

Jasna, February 8 (TASR) - A somewhat unusual band called Jamaygon Orchestra, featuring around three dozen musicians wearing colourful costumes shaped like frozen crystals, will arrange for entertainment at the Alpine Skiing World Cup...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

World Cup Finals: Slovak Skier Vlhova Steals the Show in Aspen Slalom

Bratislava, March 19 (TASR) - Slovak alpine skiing scored a great triumph on Saturday (March 18), as skier Petra Vlhova won in a slalom race at the World Cup Finals in the American city...