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Slovenia win silver at European Volleyball Championship

Katowice – Slovenia have the second consecutive silver at the European Volleyball Championship after losing to Italy 2:3 in Sunday’s final.

With silver medals from the 2015 and 2019 tournaments Slovenia were hoping to take it one step further this time, but Italy proved too strong in a game of equals.

Slovenian wins Istria Ironman event

Koper – Slovenian triathlete Sašo Kočar won Sunday’s half-triathlon event on the Slovenian coast, finishing the race in four hours, twenty minutes and 35 seconds. In the women’s competition, victory went to Joanna Soltysiak of Poland.

Serbia handed over the "crown" - playing for bronze against Poland

Slobodan Kova's team was defeated by Italy in the semifinals of the European Championship in Katowice with the result 3: 1 (29:27, 25:22, 23:25, 25:18).
In the fight for the third place and the bronze medal, Serbia will play against Poland on Sunday at 5.30 pm, which lost to Slovenia 3: 1 in the first semifinal.

Slovenia enter final of European Volleyball Championship

Katovice – Slovenia defeated Poland 3:1 on Saturday to enter the final of the European Volleyball Championship for the third time in the last four championships.

A nail-biting fourth set that lasted for almost an hour capped a three-hour game.

Savšek finishes second overall in Canoe Slalom World Cup

Pau – Slovenia’s Benjamin Savšek finished second overall in the Canoe Slalom World Cup by taking second place in the last event of the season in France’s Pau on Sunday.

Savšek finished 0.16 seconds behind the winner, Denis Gargaud Chanut of France, who was also crowned the winner of the World Cup.

Kayakers Kauzer and Terčelj secure top spots in World Cup

Pau – Slovenian whitewater kayakers Peter Kauzer and Eva Terčelj secured top-three finished in the overall standings as the World Cup season wound down on Saturday.

Kauzer finished the race in runner-up position to swing to second place overall in the World Cup, behind Vito Prindiš, the only man to beat Kauzer today.

Slovenia lose to Croatia in 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Split – Slovenia lost against Croatia 0:3 in Split on Tuesday in the sixth round of the group stage of the World Cup qualifiers, with almost no chances left for qualification now. Coach Matjaž Kek and captain Jan Oblak acknowledged Croatia’s superiority after the match.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games: Two medals for Slovenia

Brnik – The Paralympic Games in Tokyo, which ended on Sunday night with a ceremony at the Olympic Stadium, were generally a success for the Slovenian Paralympic team. Shooter Franček Gorazd Tiršek won a silver and a bronze medal, while the younger members of the team gained valuable experience.

Slovenia boosts Olympic medal bonus

Ljubljana – Future Slovenian Olympic, Paralympic, Deaflympic and Chess Olympiad medal winners can look forward to higher medal bonuses as Slovenia has increased monetary rewards for winning a place on the podium in all these competitions. The changes also apply to 2021 Olympic and Paralympic medal winners. EUR 55,000 is now earmarked for taking the gold.

Tiršek wins second medal at Tokyo Paralympics

Tokyo – Shooter Franček Gorazd Tiršek won bronze in the men’s 10m air rifle prone event at the Tokyo Paralympics on Wednesday in what is the second medal for him and Slovenia at the ongoing games.

Slovenia heads FIBA Europe combined ranking

Ljubljana – Slovenia has climbed to the top of the FIBA Europe combined ranking for 2021, which takes into account showings by both the men’s and boys’ basketball squads, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced. This summer has been the best on record for Slovenia’s basketball with Slovenian players of both genders pushing frontiers.

Slovenian top football referee Damir Skomina retires

Brdo pri Kranju – The most successful Slovenian football referee Damir Skomina officially announced the end of his career at Monday’s press conference at Brdo pri Kranju. He stated that he wanted to stay in football, revealing that he would run for the presidency of the third division team Izola.

Slovenian shooter Tiršek wins silver at Tokyo Paralympics

Tokyo – Shooter Franček Gorazd Tiršek won the silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics in the men’s 10m air rifle standing competition on Monday in what is the first medal for Slovenia at the games.

Tiršek was fourth in the qualifying, and was also excellent in the finals, staying in the medal range all the time and securing at least a silver medal in the last rounds.

Olympic champion Roglič wins 1st stage of Vuelta race

Valladolid – Slovenian Olympic champion in time trial Primož Roglič won the first stage of the 2021 Vuelta a Espana, another time trial, on Saturday to take the red jersey already at the start of his bid to defend the 2020 Vuelta title. His compatriot Jan Tratnik finished third.

Fans greet Slovenian Olympians in Ljubljana’s Congress Square

Ljubljana – Slovenian Olympians were welcomed by fans in Ljubljana’s Congress Square on Tuesday evening, earning cheers and applauses after what were the most successful Summer Olympic Games for the nation, as the athletes returned home with three gold medals.