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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Young Biathlete Fialkova Secures Silver at European Championships

Tyumen, February 28 (TASR) - Slovak biathlete Paulina Fialkova recorded her career's top feat by securing silver in the women's 12.5-km mass start race at the European Championships in Tyumen, Russia on Sunday. Fialkova was...

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...

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.

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...

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 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 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...

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...

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.

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...

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 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...

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...