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Cycling star Pogačar nominated for Laureus World Sports Award

London – Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar has been nominated for the 2021 Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year. The list of nominees for the 22nd Laureus World Sports Awards, prestigious accolades in the sports world, was unveiled on Wednesday.

Slovenia’s Lampič wins Cross-Country World Cup sprint globe

Oberstdorf – Slovenian cross-country skier Anamarija Lampič has been awarded the small crystal globe as the overall World Cup winner in the women’s sprint discipline as the International Ski Federation (FIS) decided to cut the season short after seven sprint events being held, with Lampič leading the standings.

Giro d’Italia to visit Slovenia again

Milan – The Giro d’Italia, one of the three iconic Grand Tour cycling races, will take a detour through Slovenia this year. The 15th stage will take the riders to the winemaking region of Goriška Brda and the city of Nova Gorica in the west of the country on Sunday, 23 May.

Slovenian, Croatian football legends to play earthquake charity match

Ljubljana – A humanitarian football match between Slovenian and Croatian legends will be played in the Croatian town of Petrinja on 13 March to raise funds for the area that was hit by a devastating earthquake at the end of last year.

Slovenian mixed ski jumping team 2nd in World Cup in Rasnov

Rasnov – The Slovenian mixed ski jumping team of Nika Križnar, Cene Prevc, Ema Klinec and Žiga Jelar finished second in the World Cup event in Romania’s Rasnov on Saturday to show a good form ahead of the Nordic World Ski Championships in Germany’s Oberstdorf.

Ski jumper Križnar remains overall leader

Rasnov – Slovenian ski jumper Nika Križnar remains the overall World Cup leader in the women’s competition, having won her ninth career podium on Friday with a third-place finish in Romania.

Križnar managed jumps of 92 and 99 metres on the small hill in Rasnov to finish behind Sara Takanashi of Japan and the Norwegian Silje Opseth. Slovenia’s Ema Klinec was fourth.

French biathletes win single mixed relay in Pokljuka

Pokljuka – France’s Antonin Guigonnat and Julia Simon are the winners of Thursday’s single mixed relay event as part of the Biathlon World Championships in Slovenia’s Pokljuka. The Slovenian pair of Jakov Fak and Polona Klemenčič were 13th.

The silver medal went to Johannes Thingnes Boe and Tiril Eckhoff of Norway, and Sweden’s Sebastian Samuelsson and Hanna Öberg won bronze.

Ski jumper Nika Križnar bags World Cup victory in Rasnov

Rasnov – Nika Križnar, Slovenian’s best female ski jumper this winter, won a World Cup event in Rasnov, Romania on Thursday in what is the second World Cup victory in her career. She is now also in the lead in overall rankings.

Slovenia’s Dončić and Garnbret make TIME’s list of rising stars

New York – Slovenian NBA basketball player Luka Dončić and sport climber Janja Garnbret have made US magazine TIME’s list of 100 rising stars for 2021, Time 100 Next. The 21-year-olds are featured in the Phenoms category of rising stars in sports.

WTA tournament returning to Portorož after ten years

Ljubljana – A tournament of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) series is returning to Slovenia, as the national federation has been successful in bidding to host a US$125,000 prize money tournament for ladies in the seaside resort of Portorož between 13 and 19 September.

Another podium for Slovenia’s Lanišek

Zakopane – Slovenian ski jumper Anže Lanišek won his third podium position this season as he finished second on the large hill in Zakopane, Poland on Sunday, less than three points behind Halvor Egner Granerud of Norway.

Cyclist Pogačar and 2004 handball team honoured for sporting achievements

Ljubljana- Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar and the team that won silver at the 2004 European Men’s Handball Championships were honoured for their international achievements as the Bloudek Prizes, Slovenia’s top sports awards, were handed out in a virtual ceremony on Friday.

Sweden’s Ponsiluoma wins men’s sprint event in Pokljuka

Pokljuka – Sweden’s Martin Ponsiluoma won the men’s sprint at the Biathlon World Championships in Pokljuka on Friday in what was a surprising finish at the first individual event. Second and third places went to France’s Simon Desthieux and Emilen Jacquelin, respectively.

UEFA Under-21 Euro 2021 preparations all but completed

Ljubljana – The Slovenian Football Association (NZS) and four Slovenian cities that will co-host the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship with Hungary are finishing their preparations for what will be largest football event in Slovenia so far, heard an online debate on Thursday. It is not clear yet whether in-person audience will be allowed during matches.

Biathlon World Championships start in Slovenia’s Pokljuka

Pokljuka – Competitions at the 2021 Biathlon World Championships will start on the Alpine plateau of Pokljuka on Wednesday in what is the biggest winter sports event in Slovenia so far. Running until 21 February, the event will feature 337 competitors from 38 countries.