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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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Vasilij Žbogar Slovenian Flag Bearer at Maracana

The Slovenian team at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games will be led by the sailor Vasilij Žbogar, who had already won two Olympic medals, and has been chosen as the flag bearer. The Slovenian Olympic Committee has announced their decision via Twitter. Žbogar is the only member of this year’s Olympic team who had already won an ...

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Handball: Slovenia Secure Rio Berth

Slovenian handballers secured a place among the twelve teams that will compete at the Rio Olympics with a 33:17 win against Iran at the qualifying tournament in Malmo on Sunday. Having previously defeated Spain and lost to Sweden, Slovenia delivered a resounding win against underdogs Iran, which was only able to keep pace for the first 15 minutes of the ...

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Successful Saturday for Slovenian Sport

Slovenian ski-jumpers swept the podium at the World Cup event in Sapporo on Saturday, as Peter Prevc won ahead of Robert Kranjec and brother Domen Prevc to cement his lead in the overall World Cup rankings. The three already held the top three positions in the first series and defended their rankings with jumps of over 130 metres in the ...

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