“Le Slovène Volant” excelled in the mountain stages of this, his second Tour, and will be closely watched next year.
STA, 27 July 2018 - Best Slovenian cyclist Primož Roglič won the 19th stage of the Tour de France on Friday to advance to the third place overall two stages to go. This is the second stage win for the 28-year-old in the most prestigious cycling race in the world, coming after he won the 17th stage in 2017.
While Domen Skofič takes third place in men's lead, and Slovenians take two second places in the paraclimbing events
STA, 20 July 2018 - The 28th season of the Slovenian football premier league will get under way this evening. Fourteen-time national champions Maribor will be looking to reclaim the title after losing it two months ago to their eternal arch-rival Olimpija of Ljubljana.
Luka Dončić started his career with the youth team of Petrol Olimpija before heading off to Real Madrid and now the Dallas Mavericks. But the movement of players between Slovenia and the US is no one-way street, as evidenced by the news that Jalek Felton, the former University of North Carolina (UNC) point guard, has signed with Dončić’s old team, and is due on the court in the upcoming season.
STA, 10 July 2018 - Slovenian basketball prodigy Luka Dončić has signed a four-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks, the NBA team that acquired him on the draft night from the Atlanta Hawks, which had picked the 19-year-old 3rd overall.
Fans of sport climbing are in for a treat this weekend, with another leg of the Climbing World Cup being held at Villars, Switzerland, from Friday to Sunday, featuring both speed (Friday) and lead (Saturday) events, with two Slovenes near the top.