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Luka Dončić Heads To Texas To Play For Dallas!

The pearl of European basketball will now start playing on the courts of the NBA league. Luka Dončič was selected as the third pick in the NBA draft, initially putting on the Atlanta Hawks team hat. However, the 19-year-old native of Ljubljana will be wearing the jersey of the Dallas Mavericks, where the evergreen Dirk Nowitzkialso plays. The Texas team managed ...

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Kauzer Becomes European Champion in Prague

Kayaker Peter Kauzer has become the European champion in whitewater slalom in Prague. The 34-year-old Slovenian from Hrastnik has thus won the title of the best in Europe for the second time, after 2010. Kauzer, who had seventh fastest time in the semi-finals, was excellent on the Vltava River, he performed perfectly in the final run. The competitors all lag ...

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The Fans Always Leave a Big Mark In Planica

“Where are the Norwegians this year?” is a question that could be heard many times this weekend at the ski flying holiday. Although not very strong in numbers, the Norwegian fans always leave a big mark in Planica. Tourism workers love them for their thick wallets, and for the good experience they have with them – they don’t cause any ...

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Jakov Fak: I will keep delivering as long as I’m healthy

Biathlete Jakov Fak on Friday received the silver medal which he won at Thursday’s 20-kilometre race. Fak finished just 5.5 seconds behind Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Bø, clearing all 20 targets to claim the first medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics for Slovenia. Fak had a busy schedule in PyeongChang on Thursday: After the post-event press conference, he headed to the ...

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Slovenian Ice Hockey Team Open Olympics With Overtime Win Against US

The Slovenian men’s ice hockey team opened the Olympic tournament in PyeongChang on Wednesday with a 3:2 win over the favoured United States in overtime.  It was a come-from-behind victory for Slovenia, who trailed the Americans until the 46th minute, when Blaž Gregorc scored to reduce the US lead to 2:1. The come-back was complete less than two minutes to ...

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Damjan Came to Ruka As Reserve For Slovenian Team, And Won! (VIDEO)

The Slovenian ski jumper Jernej Damjan’s victory was a sensation of the second race of the Olympic season. In the Slovenian team of seven he replaced Timi Zajc, and won for the second time in his career. The second place was taken by Johann Andre Forfang from Norway, and the third by Andreas Wellinger from Germany. The 34-year-old ski jumper from Ljubljana won for ...

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Alpine skiing-World downhill champion Stuhec may miss season with knee injury

World downhill ski champion Ilka Stuhec may miss the whole Alpine skiing season after she injured her knee during training on Sunday, her spokesman said. “During the morning training in Pitztal (Austria) today Ilka Stuhec fell and hurt her left knee… Medical exam showed that the Slovenian skiing champion tore anterior cruciate ligaments,” Tilen Lamut said in a statement. “For ...

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Canoeist Savšek becomes world champion in slalom

Pau, 30 September – Slovenian canoeist Benjamin Savšek won the world champion title in whitewater slalom in Pau, France, on Saturday. Slovak Alexander Slavkovsky finished second and his fellow countryman Michal Martikan was third. Savšek was very fast in the finals and beat all rivals despite touching a gate, which cost him two seconds. This is the first world champion ...

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Slovenia’s Golden Boys Are The Champions!

Slovenia has gone all the way and has the EuroBasket gold. The country is the European basketball champion, having defeated Serbia in Istanbul with a score of 93:85. For the first time in history, Slovenia’s basketball players have become the EuroBasket champions. In Istanbul’s Sinan Erdem Dome, they defeated the Serbian national team with a score of 93:85, despite Luka ...

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2017 EuroBasket: Slovenia enter semifinals, win shootout with Latvia

Slovenia continued their perfect run at 2017 EuroBasket. They beat Latvia in a high-scoring heated quarterfinal battle in Istanbul tonight. Luka Doncic (201-G-99) and Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) teamed up for 53 points to lead the winners.  Slovenia set the tone in the first period. They dropped impressive 34 points in the first ten minutes to take an 11-point lead. Latvia however responded in a ...

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