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Krisztián Kulcsár casts his vote

Hungarian Olympic Committee President Re-elected

Jun 20, 2020

Krisztián Kulcsár was elected President for another four years at the general assembly meeting of the Hungarian Olympic Committee this Saturday. The re-elected President, who has been in office since May 2017, was the only candidate. He received 103 supportive votes from the membership, and three delegates voted against him.Since the General Assembly unanimously amended […]

György Kárpáti and Tibor Benedek

Hungary Mourns Two Water Polo Legends

Jun 18, 2020

Two legendary Hungarian water polo players, Dr. György Kárpáti and Tibor Benedek – both of them three times Olympic champions – passed away within 24 hours in Budapest. Athlete of the Nation György Kárpáti died in the 85th year of his life this Wednesday. He was born in 1935 in Budapest. At the age of […]

Hungary's Oldest Sports Club Turns 135

Jun 16, 2020

The leaders of the Újpest Torna Egylet (UTE), along with past and present athletes, solemnly remembered this Tuesday the founding of the purple-white club 135 years ago, on June 16, 1885. As exercise basically meant gymnastics in Hungary at that time, it was natural that the first gathering of athletes from Újpest (now District 4 […]

Hungarian Olympic Committee Presidium Resigns

Jun 7, 2020

The presidium of the Hungarian Olympic Committee (HOC) has resigned unexpectedly and quietly, says quoting a report by the sports daily Nemzeti Sport. The current president, Krisztián Kulcsár and the presidium took office on May 12, 2017. According to the HOC charter, the organization holds a general assembly meeting (where the agenda includes the […]

Hungarian Football Season to Start in Late May

May 5, 2020

The men's First Division (NB I) and the Hungarian Cup series will be completed, the women's NB I will be shortened, the final results are announced in the other divisions now. The Hungarian football season will continue on May 23, the Hungarian Football Federation has announced but only the first division championship and the men’s […]

International Weightlifting Federation Leaves Budapest

Apr 24, 2020

The Acting President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), Ursula Papandrea is expected to move the headquarters of the organization as soon as possible to Lausanne, Switzerland as the relocation is underway from the IWF offices in Budapest, home city of outgoing President Tamás Aján who resigned on allegations of corruption. “The Executive Board has […]

The visualization of the future Bozsik stadium

Hungarian Government Carries on Stadium Financing Program

Apr 22, 2020

The Hungarian government increased its support for the construction of the Bozsik Stadium in Budapest’s District 19 by more than HUF one billion and provided more than HUF 450 million for the preparation of three projects of the Budapest Honvéd Sports Club for which the new stadium will be built, the news site reports. […]

Orienteer Elected 'Athlete of the Nation'

Apr 22, 2020

The most successful orienteering competitor in Hungary, 75-year-old Sarolta Monspart has been named as a new member of the exclusive Athlete of the Nation club. During her active years, Sarolta Monspart won 14 national orienteering championships and six cross-country skiing championships. She was the first European woman to finish the marathon distance within three hours […]

Ready for Tokyo 2020

Sándor Laczkó
Feb 25, 2020

It is less than half a year to the Tokyo Olympics. The Japanese are preparing innovative, environmentally friendly solutions for the Games that focus on sustainability. The President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee (HOC), Krisztián Kulcsár, has had reassuring, positive impressions in the island country and is confident regarding the chances of the Hungarian Team. […]

Tímea Babos

Hungarian Victory at the Australian Open

Jan 31, 2020

Hungary's Tímea Babos - in pair with France's Kristina Mladenovic - won the women's doubles title at the Australian Open tennis Grand Slam tournament in Melbourne this Friday. In the final, he No.2 seed Franco-Hungarian pair defeated top seeds Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic in two straight sets, 6-2 […]

Ágnes Keleti

Hungarian Olympic Champion Celebrates 99 Years of Age

Jan 10, 2020

Hungary's five-time Olympic gold medalist gymnast Ágnes Keleti celebrated her 99th birthday on January 10. She is the oldest living Olympic champion. Ágnes Keleti began practicing the sport seriously in 1935, when she was 16. Before it was cancelled due to World War II, she was considered a top prospect for the 1940 Olympic Games. […]

Hungary's Tímea Babos in WTA's Doubles Team of the Year

Dec 11, 2019

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has announced the Player Award Winners for 2019 and the recipients include Hungary's top female player, Tímea Babos who shares the Doubles Team of the Year title with France's Kristina Mladenovic. Their achievements this year included claiming back-to-back titles at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup, followed by their second […]

Hungary Drawn Against Bulgaria in Euro2020 Playoffs

Nov 22, 2019

Hungary's national football (soccer) team will face Bulgaria in the playoffs of the 2020 European championship. The draw this Friday in Bucharest, Romania also decided that the winner of that match will meet Iceland or Romania for a place in the 24-team final tournament. In its qualifying group, Hungary finished 4th behind Croatia, Wales and […]

Elisa Alvarez Martin

LaLiga - More Than Just Football

Sándor Laczkó
Nov 21, 2019

The Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Primera División (LaLiga), or the top division of the Spanish football championship, is one of the most popular soccer competitions among Hungarian sports fans. Elisa Alvarez Martin, LaLiga’s representative for Hungary and the Balkans seeks to boost the popularity of the championship in this part of the continent. Elisa […]

Hungary Mulls Hosting MotoGP Races

Nov 12, 2019

Hungary is considering hosting Grand Prix motorcycle (MotoGP) races from 2022 and the government has already taken steps for building a new sports arena that would house the event, news website reported, citing Minister for Innovation and Technology László Palkovics. Hungary started talks with the company that owns the MotoGP commercial rights a long […]

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