Bratislava, October 14 (TASR) – Stanislav Kropilak – the Slovak basketball player of the 20th century – died at the age of 67, TASR learnt from the Facebook page of his former club Inter Bratislava and the basket.sk website on Friday. Inter Bratislava with Kropilak was four times the best team in
Boston, September 20 (TASR) – Slovak ice-hockey player Zdeno Chara on Tuesday announced his retirement from the National Hockey League (NHL) after 24 seasons. The 45-year-old defenceman announced his decision on Instagram. “After 25 seasons of professional hockey, 1,680 NHL regular season games, 200 Stanley Cup play-off games, and hundreds
Augsburg, July 31 (TASR) – Slovak slalom canoeist Alexander Slafkovsky finished as runner-up in the C1 final at the World Cup in water slalom in Augsburg, Germany, bested by Germany’s Sideris Tasiadis by 1.18 seconds, while another German Franz Anton ended up third (+1.61 seconds). Slafkovsky won his
Bratislava, April 1 (TASR) – President Zuzana Caputova received the successful Olympians and para-Olympians in the Presidential Palace on Friday to thank them for their excellent representation of Slovakia in Beijing. According to the president, Slovak athletes were able to bring optimism and joy to our homes at these difficult times.
Beijing, March 10 (TASR) – Slovak para alpine skier Miroslav Haraus won a bronze medal in the men’s giant slalom vision impaired at the Winter Paralympics in Beijing on Thursday. This was Slovakia’s fourth medal at the Winter Paralympics in China, following three golds. Haraus lagged 5.58 seconds
Beijing, March 7 (TASR) – Slovak skiing legend Henrieta Farkasova brought her collection of Winter Paralympic gold medals up to 11 by claiming the women’s super combined vision impaired at the Winter Paralympic Games in Beijing on Monday. The 36-year-old skier triumphed with a time of two minutes and 3.
Beijing, February 19 (TASR) – The Slovak men’s national ice-hockey team on Saturday won an historic first Olympic medal by blanking Sweden 4-0 in the bronze-medal match at the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. Slovakia prevailed over Sweden chiefly thanks to solid team play, but also a two-goal performance by