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Woman Wins 4,000-km Bulgaria-France Bike race after Sleeping by Road

A cyclist from Germany won a 4,000-kilometre race from Bulgaria to France and became the first woman to triumph at the endurance event, reports Euronews. 

Fiona Kolbinger crossed the finish line to win the seventh edition of the Transcontinental Race on Tuesday morning.

Slovenia's Dončić wins NBA Rookie of the Year honours

Dončić is also only the fourth international player ever to win the honours in the 73-year history of the National Basketball Association (NBA), with Canada's Andrew Wiggins (2015) and Ben Simmons of Australia (2018) being the remaining two.

Ulissi wins Tour of Slovenia

Slovenian Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton-Scott) was second to cross the finish line in Novo Mesto and Shane Archbold (Bora-Hansgrohe) of New Zealand was third.

Ulissi claimed the green jersey on Friday and had no problems defending it yesterday, when he finished second, nor today. This is his second victory of Tour of Slovenia, having bagged the first title in 2011.

Pascal Ackermann wins Tour of Slovenia first stage

Germany's national champion was followed by two Italian cyclists - Giacomo Nizzolo, a member of Team Dimension Data, who finished second and Simone Consonni, who currently rides for UAE Team Emirates, in the third place.

Canoeist Savšek European champion

Putting in an almost perfect final run, Savšek beat the home favourite Martin Thomas by 79 hundredths of a second. German Sideris Tasiadis trailed more than two seconds behind in third.

This is the second European champion title for the 32-year old Slovenian canoeist after he secured gold at the championship in Markkleeberg in 2015.

Slovenia to host ice hockey division I world championship in 2020

The formal decision to select the host of the 2020 World Championship Division I will be made in Bratislava on Friday, but it is already clear that this will be Slovenia as the country has remained the only candidate.

Roglič wins second Tour de Romandie title

With three stage wins, one second and one third stage spots, the 29-year-old member of the Jumbo-Visma team also won the green jersey in the points classification.

Overall, he finished the race 49 seconds ahead of Portuguese rider Rui Costa, and 1:12 minutes ahead of last year's Tour de France winner, Geraint Thomas of Wales.

Govt endorses country's bid to co-host EuroBasket 2021

Hosting one of the preliminary groups would cost 4.5 million euro, of which 1.8 million euro in a fee and another 700,000 euro in other fixed costs.

Slovenia would have to pay the fee and the other fixed costs of 2.5 million euro to FIBA Europe in advance. Today's green light means the money will come from the government.

HR is not compliance, it is how we win!

Prior to founding his own firm, John spent several years as a professional athlete, becoming the first Brit to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). In 2007, John Amaechi also became the first former NBA player to publicly announce he was gay.

Poland win team event in Planica, Slovenia third

With fine long jumps Jakub Wolny, Kamil Stoch, Dawid Kubacki and Piotr Žyla secured an unassailable lead already in the first series.

They scored a total of 1627.9 points, 8.1 points more than Germany and 24.8 points more than Slovenia's Anže Semenič, Peter Prevc, Domen Prevc and Timi Zajc in third.

Domen Prevc flies to victory in Vikersund

What is the fifth World Cup victory in the career of the 19-year-old comes after the youngster already led Slovenia to first place in the team event in Vikersund on Saturday.

The Slovenian sky flying hill at Planica will host the World Cup finals next week.

Slovenia wins team flying event in Vikersund

In what was the tenth team victory overall for Slovenian ski jumpers, the foursome accumulated a total of 1632.9 points, the Germans 1606.3, whole the Austrians earned 1563.8 points.

Slovenia was in the lead after the first round, having earned 789 points, followed by Germany (775.8 points) and Austria (754.8 points).

NHL's Penguins sign Slovenian player Drozg

The general manager of the NHL team Jim Rutherford announced yesterday that Drozg's three-year contract would start in the 2019-20 season.

The 19-year-old will thus join Los Angeles Kings captain Anže Kopitar, one of the best players in the NFL, as the second Slovenian in the world's strongest ice hockey league.

Ilka Štuhec defends downhill title at World Championships

The 22nd World Championship medal for Slovenia marks a dream comeback for the 28-year-old, who returned to competition this season after sitting out the entire previous season due to a knee injury.

Štuhec finished the shortened course - it was cut by almost a quarter due to bad weather - in 1 minute, 1.74 seconds, 0.23 seconds ahead of Corinne Sutter of Switzerland.

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