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Climbing: Jernej Kruder claims European bouldering title

Moscow – Slovenian sports climber Jernej Kruder became the new European bouldering champion in Moscow on Monday, claiming the first ever European title for Slovenian men’s climbing.

Kruder, who will turn 30 on 5 December, so far had a silver medal from the 2014 World Championship and the overall Bouldering World Cup win in 2018 to show for himself.

Slovenia qualify for World Men's Handball Championship

Cancelling the qualifiers on Friday, the executive committee of the European Handball Federation (EHF) decided that the ten slots are awarded to the teams which finished 4-13 at the European Men's Handball Championship this January.

NBA star Dončić makes it into EuroLeague all-decade team

Dončić was first short-listed for the team, with fans, sports journalists and EuroLeague captains and coaches deciding on the final selection of ten players.

According to the votes cast by the fans, Dončić made it to the seventh place.

Major sporting events and competitions in Slovenia cancelled

The organisers of the Vitranc Cup in Kranjska Gora said the event was cancelled based on recommendations from the International Ski Federation (FIS) and in consultations with the National Public Health Institute.

A Slam Dunk National Brand

Sport is not just a game. It is our lifestyle. Our soul we keep above the competitive outcome. It is our export to the world. Our quality of life that keeps reminding the world who we are, where we stand and what we stand for. Because we don't follow only our passion, we follow our effort. We don't laud athleticism and raw talent, we rely on fundamentals and hard work.

Slovenia's ski jumper Prevc wins World Cup race in Lillehammer

Prevc (132/125.5 metre) was followed by German Markus Eisenbichler (138/120.5 m) in second place and German Stephan Lehye (130/133 m) in third.

Among other Slovenians, Anže Lanišek finished 11th, Žiga Jelar 20th and Timi Zajc 22nd.

Slovenia finish fourth at handball Euro

Slovenia did not manage to bounce back from yesterday's semi-final match against Spain (32:34), while the Norwegians celebrated after a painful loss to Croatia in the last seconds of the other semi-final.

Slovenia in semi-finals of European Handball Championship

It is only the second time in the nation's history the handball team made it to the medal round at European handball championships, following Slovenia's silver medal at home in 2004.

Slovenia entered the main round as an undefeated team in the preliminary group F in Gothenburg, racking up three consecutive wins against Poland, Sweden and Switzerland.

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).

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