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Serbia plays for the final; "Kari, get hold of a new title", Villain vs. Bogdan VIDEO

Svetislav Pei's team made it to the top four in the world after a great victory against Lithuania, while the Canadians eliminated Slovenia.
By reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup, "Eagles" won the Olympic standard for Paris, and this Friday they will try to secure a world medal as well.

"Everything resembles Indianapolis"

Svetislav Pei's team played an excellent match in the quarter-finals and defeated Lithuania 87:68, becoming the first among the four best teams in the world.
Serbia is waiting for a rival in the fight for the final, the national team who proves to be better in the duel in which Slovenia and Canada meet, and that match will be played on Wednesday from 14:30.

Slum dunk stunts a gogo in Congress Square

Local, European and USA acrobats showed off their slum dunking skills as Ljubljana hosted the 5th Acrobatic Basketball World Cup and Olympic trampoline competition on 7 August. Two members of Slovenia's Dunking Devils set a Guinness world record in the highest mini trampoline slum dunk.

Pogačar wins world road race bronze

Tadej Pogačar won bronze for Slovenia in the road race at the UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow on 6 August in what he described as a "sprint of the living dead".

Despite crashing while leading the race, Dutch rider Mathieu van der Poel managed to remount his bike and pull away to win the rainbow jersey, finishing 37 seconds clear of Belgian Wout van Aert in second.

Basketball legend honored at friendly game

The legend of Greek basketball, Nikos Galis, received a standing ovation from thousands of fans in the Athens Olympics Stadium complex (OAKA) in northern Athens. 

Before the start of the friendly match between Greece and Slovenia, Nikos Galis' jersey with the number 4 was raised up high above the court. 

Going for the neatest cut

Slovenia hosted the European Scything Championship for the third time between 28 and 30 July, featuring participants from eight countries or regions showcasing their scything skills in this age-old craft.

Young athletes from all over Europe compete in Maribor

More than 2,400 young athletes from 48 countries have converged on Maribor, Slovenia's second largest city, for the summer edition European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF). Running between 23 and 29 July, the festival will see a rich accompanying programme. Entry to most venues will be free.

Ljubljana to host world’s first official water volleyball tournament

Ljubljana will host the world's first ever official water volleyball tournament on 12 and 13 August. After two successful promotional events, real volleyball showdowns are now on the programme as part of the re:do Volleyball on Water Ljubljanica 2023 tournament, the Slovenian Volleyball Federation has announced.

Slovenia crowned U18 women’s European champions

Slovenia made history by winning their first ever U18 Women's European Basketball Championship crown, having cruised to the title without losing a single game at tournament in Turkey.

Slovenia beat France 63:61 in a gripping final in Konya on 9 July.

Luka Dončić gets engaged

Slovenia's basketball superstar Luka Dončić has got engaged to his long-time girlfriend Anamaria Goltes at the lakeside resort of Bled, announcing the news on his Instagram profile.

The 24-year-old Dallas Mavericks point guard shared a romantic picture of him getting down on his knee before his girlfriend.

Slovenia’s best boxer remains world champion

Slovenia's best woman boxer Ema Kozin defended her WBF world champion title in the light middleweight category by defeating Hungary's Timea Belik by unanimous decision after ten two-minute rounds in Altdorf, Germany on 24 June.

Slovenia get reality check in June slot of Euro 2024 qualifying

After winning the first two matches in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying to top the Group H standings, Slovenia has had a less successful June slot in the qualifiers, falling to Finland 0:2 on the road and squeezing out a 1:1 draw at home against the group favourites Denmark.

Zana wins Tour of Slovenia

Italian rider Filippo Zana (Jayco-AlUla) has won the Tour of Slovenia, a dream finish after a spectacular yet injury-free fall in the penultimate stage. He came in second in the last stage on 18 June but retained his lead on the stage winner, the Slovenian Matej Mohorič (Bahrain Victorious)-

Slovenia’s EuroBasket hopes dashed

Slovenia lost the first two games at the European Women Basketball Championship, ruining their prospects to make it to the quarter-finals for the first time, the goal at what is their fourth EuroBasket to date.

The team lost against Germany 62:66 at Stožice Arena in Ljubljana on 16 June and 71:76 against Great Britain on 15 June, when the event opened.