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Slovenia welcomes national sport heroes

In the commentary daily newspaper "Delo" notes that the statistics on the medals won at major tournaments suggest that Slovenia is losing a very small share of its sport talent.

"The objective that talents do not fall through the cracks should be a general national objective. Not only in sport but in education, science, development, business and art as well."

Athletes pave the way to global recognition for Slovenia

The Vuelta cycling race in Spain, which spanned a period of three weeks, was seen by millions of sports enthusiasts all around the world. This year, the podium was dominated by Slovenians, with Primož Roglič taking first, and 21-year-old Tadej Pogačar third place.

Romania 3-0 Northern Ireland in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier

Romania defeated Northern Ireland 3-0 (0-0) on Monday evening at the Anghel Iordanescu Stadium in Voluntari, in a Group 8 qualifying match for the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in 2021. Denmark are first, with 9 points (3 matches), followed by Finland, 7 points (4), Romania, 6 points (3), Ukraine, 3 points (3), Northern Ireland, 2 points (4), Malta, 1 point (3).

Climber Lučka Rakovec crowned European lead champion

This is the biggest success in the career of 18-year-old Rakovec and confirms Slovenia has an incredible wealth of sports climbing talent that goes well beyond the reigning triple world champion Janja Garnbret who is not competing in Edinburgh.

Garnbret also won lead gold at the August World Championships in Hachioji while silver went to her compatriot Mia Krampl.

Serbian volleyball players celebrate gold: "Oh, Kosovo, Kosovo ..." VIDEO

The men's volleyball Serbia's national team won the European Championship after beating Slovenia 3-1, thus becoming European Volleyball Champion for the third time.
Players selected by national coach Slobodan Kovac played wonderfully and triumphed on every match on the Championship, keeping their best performance for the finals.

Slovenia win another EuroVolley silver as they lose to Serbia

After making an improbable run in the home arena in Ljubljana, beating the European champions Russia and world champions Poland in the process, Slovenia had to concede to Serbia even though they won the first set.

Football: Romania to host 2021 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

After analyzing the candidacy file of the Romanian Football Federation (FRF), the UEFA Executive Committee, which had a meeting in Ljubljana (Slovenia), announced its decision to have Romania as the host of the 2021 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, reads a press release of the FRF.

Volleyball team ends up in Europe's top 16

The Greek men's national volleyball team has returned to Athens from Slovenia as it left the 2019 EuroVolley tournament with a 3-0 loss to Russia on Saturday in Ljubljana.

Germans dominate second Slovenian Half Ironman

The second place at the 2019 Ironman 70.3 Slovenian Istria went to Slovenia's Jure Majdič with the time of 4:17:37, the best Slovenian result for this race.

While Majdič was happy with the second place, he said he had not expected to break the Slovenian record. "I raced my own race and gave my very best," he said.

Slovenian basketball team invited to Olympic qualifiers

The invitation is a consolation of sorts for the reigning European champions missing the recent FIFA World Cup in China, at which they could have a chance to qualify for Tokyo as one of the top two European teams.

This honour went to Spain and France as the top two finishing European teams at the World Cup, while another six slots for the Olympics are also already occupied.

Slovenia still undefeated at European Volleyball Championship

After the opening 3:0 win against Belarus on Thursday and a 3:1 win against Finland on Saturday, Slovenia scored another 3:0 win yesterday, pleasing the crowd of some 6,000 people in Stožice Arena.

Slovenia dominate 13th stage of the Vuelta

The 166-kilometre stage between Bilbao and Los Machucos finished with a short (6.8km) but hellishly steep climb, where the Slovenian pair soon broke away to make Slovenia's biggest success ever.

In the all-Slovenian finish, Pogačar, the 20-year-old UAE Emirates rider, won his second stage victory to advance to the 2nd spot overall, putting on the best young rider's white jersey.

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.

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