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Ski-Jumps: Prevc wins World Cup Event, Takes Overall Lead

Slovenia’s Peter Prevc won the World Cup meet in Nizhny Tagil, Russia, on Sunday. His fourth podium finish this season also means he has taken the overall lead from his fiercest rival, Severin Freund of Germany. Prevc won the event in two series with jumps of 131.5 and 139.5 metres to score 267.4 points. Austria’s Michael Hayböck (130 and 133.5 metres, ...

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Slovenian Boxing Star Zavec Hints At Retirement

Best Slovenian boxer Dejan Zavec has hinted at retirement in a video on his Twitter and Facebook profiles after losing the match the WBA and IBO super welterweight titles to Erislandy Lara of Cuba on Thursday. “Dear fans…There is no hiding in boxing. It’s time for new victories. But not in the ring. 23 years was enough. This would be ...

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Silver Volleyball Players Arrive Home

Slovenia’s silver volleyball players landed at Ljubljana airport at 9.44 a.m. At the excitement of many fans, the first to walk through the airport door was team captain Tine Urnaut. Despite the early hour and heavy rain around 150 volleyball fans gathered at the Ljubljana airport. Slovenia’s heroes were also greeted by Slovenia’s Olympic Committee president, Bogdan Gabrovec, and vice-president ...

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Razingar and Kopitar open an academy for young hockey players

Slovenian hockey players Tomaž Razingar and Anže Kopitar have joined their forces in a joint project – a hockey academy for young players. In the absence of Anže Kopitar, who is preparing for the new NHL season in Los Angeles, Razingar presented the project at a news conference in Ljubljana. Matjaž Kopitar, who will also be part of the project ...

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Slovenian Kayaker First to Cross South Mediterranean

Slovenian sea kayaker Marin Medak has crossed the south Mediterranean sea from Tunisia to Turkey with the help of two fellow rowers to become the first person ever to complete the voyage rowing. The adventurer from Primorsko was joined by Australian Huw Kingston for the initial stages of the journey to complete the feat on Wednesday with the help of ...

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Skiing: Tina Maze Downhill World Champion!

Slovenia’s star skier Tina Maze bagged gold in the downhill race at the World Alpine Ski Championships in Vail on Friday. This is her second medal at the worlds, following silver in the super-G event on Tuesday. Maze beat Anna Fenninger of Austria in second by 0.02 seconds only three days after Fenninger beat her to super-G gold by 0.03. ...

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Slovenians Prevc and Flisar Winners of World Competitions

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Slovenia’s freestyle skier Filip Flisar won the skicross finals of the World Championships in Kreischberg, Austria, on Sunday. This is the first world cup medal for the Maribor native famous for his handlebar moustache. The 27-year-old won ahead of French Jean Frederic Chapuis in second place and Swede Victor Oehling Norberg, who won bronze. Flisar was the only Slovenian in ...

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Ski Jumps: Prevc Second in Wisla

Slovenian ski jumper Peter Prevc finished second in the World Cup meet in Wisla, Poland, on Thursday, which was cut to only one series due to wind. Austria’s Stefan Kraft, the winner of the recent Four Hills tournament, topped the podium. Prevc managed a jump of 131.5 metres in the first series, out-jumping Kraft by two metres but being hit ...

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