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Hungarian-French Duo Defends Roland Garros Title

D&T
Oct 11, 2020

The No. 2 seed pair of Tímea Babos of Hungary and Kristina Mladenovic of France defended their women's doubles title of the French Open tennis Grand Slam tournament this Sunday in Paris. In this year's final, they defeated American Desirae Krawczyk and Chilean Alexa Guarachi 6-4, 7-5  in one hour and 33 minutes. Tímea Babos […]

Tímea Babos (on the left) and Kristina Mladenovic

Hungary's Tímea Babos in Roland Garros Doubles Final

D&T
Oct 9, 2020

The top Hungarian female tennis player, Tímea Babos, paired with France's Kristina Mladenovic, defeated the Czech duo of Barbora Krejčiková and Kateřina Siniaková in three sets to qualify for Sunday's final. Seed No. 2 Babos and Mladenovic seemed to be well on track for an easy victory, having won the first set 6-2. However, the […]

Márton Fucsovics (Hungary)

Hungary's Fucsovics Beats No. 4 Seed at the French Open

Sándor Laczkó
Sep 29, 2020

The top Hungarian tennis player, Márton Fucsovics defeated No. 4 seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia in four sets (6:4, 7:6, 2:6, 6:1) in the first round of the men's competition of the 2020 French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros in Paris. 63rd in the ATP World rankings, the 28-year-old broke Medvedev's serve at […]

Count Andrássy Polo Picnic

Sándor Laczkó
Sep 27, 2020

The Hungarian Polo Club held this Saturday the first week-end of the Count Andrássy Picnic, its last event of this year's Hungarian horse polo season at its venue in Tabajd, southwest of Budapest. Before World War II, the horse polo sport had great traditions in Hungary and it was only after the change of the […]

Qatar Airways: a Bayern Munich Fan in Super Cup Final

D&T
Sep 24, 2020

This Thursday evening, the Hungarian capital hosts the 2020 soccer European Super Cup final between Champions League winner Bayern Munich of Germany and the winner of the European League, FC Seville from Spain. Qatar Airways is a Platinum Sponsor of the now six-time European champions (third in the overall rankings behind Real Madrid' s 13 and […]

Tímea Babos

Hungarian Tennis Player Excluded from US Open

Sándor Laczkó
Sep 5, 2020

Hungary's Tímea Babos – along with doubles partner French Kristina Mladenovic – has been excluded from the ongoing US Open tennis tournament with the organizers citing coronavirus regulations. According to a statement by the US Tennis Association, "public health officials of Nassau County, N.Y., have issued quarantine notices for all individuals who had prolonged close […]

Show Jumping World Cup in Budapest

D&T
Aug 22, 2020

The Hungarian capital hosts a four-day show jumping world cup event this long week-end in the National Riding Hall. This Saturday, the Gold Tour event took place with 49 horses participating. Following a jump-off of seven competitors – necessitated by a tie – the top position (and a prize money of EUR 12,885) was won […]

Balaton Crossing Competition for Rowers

D&T
Aug 16, 2020

This Sunday saw the rowing race between the southern and northern shores of Lake Balaton, a total distance of nine kilometers from Fonyód to Tihany and back. There was such a high interest in the event that the organizers only accepted entries made in advance. The crossing could be entered by human-powered water sports equipment, […]

Miskolc Rally Stopped After Deadly Accident

D&T
Aug 15, 2020

The 26th Miskolc Rally car race was halted and then canceled this Saturday morning in NE Hungary following an accident in which 48-year-old co-pilot Zsolt Tóth lost his life. The driver of the Rally1 category car, Gergely Dudás was not seriously injured, but was treated by paramedics. Following proposals from officials and competitors, the supervisory […]

Szusza Ferenc Stadium, Budapest

COVID-19: Champions League Qualifier Moved to Budapest

D&T
Aug 10, 2020

Since Irish champions FC Dundalk would find it difficult to return to their country from Slovenia due to quarantine requirements, they will play their UEFA Champions League qualification match against Slovenia's NK Celje in Hungary on Wednesday next week. According to the website of Slovenian soccer champions NK Celje, there is a change of location […]

Kristóf Rasovszky and Anna Olasz

World Champion Wins Cross-Balaton Swim

D&T
Aug 1, 2020

The winner of the five-kilometer open water swimming event at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships, Hungary's Kristóf Rasovszky won the men's race this year's cross-Balaton swim with compatriot Olympic swimmer Anna Olasz taking gold in the women's field. The 23-year-old world champion completed the classic 5,200-meter distance between Révfülöp and Balatonboglár in about 57 minutes, […]

Tímea Nagy

Hungarian 'Immortal Athletes' Elect New President

D&T
Jul 30, 2020

Two-time Olympic champion epée fencer Tímea Nagy has been elected as president by the Association of Immortal Hungarian Athletes. The convening of the General Assembly was necessary due to the death of the previous president, György Kárpáti, a three-time Olympic champion water polo player in June. The sole candidate, Tímea Nagy, was unanimously elected president […]

Runners at Heroes Square

K&H Move! Running Race in Budapest - in Pandemic Format

D&T
Jul 25, 2020

Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the 26th K&H Mozdulj! ('Move!') half marathon and running festival was held in an unusual format in the Hungarian capital this Saturday. Árpád Kocsis, managing director of the organizer Budapest Sports Office said there was a running race in the outskirts of the capital at the beginning of January, and […]

Lewis Hamilton at the 2020 Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton Takes 8th Hungarian F1 GP title

D&T
Jul 19, 2020

Defending champion and six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, a British driver of the Mercedes team, won the 35th Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix – held without spectators – this Sunday at the Hungaroring, where he triumphed for the 8th time in his career. This is the 35-year-old driver’s second win this year and his 86th […]

Lewis Hamilton at the Hungaroring

Hungarian F1 GP: Hamilton's Mercedes Takes the Pole

D&T
Jul 18, 2020

Lewis Hamilton won his 90th time trial, improving the Hungaroring's lap record by more than a second, he can start the 35th Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position this Sunday. At the Hungaroring, one of the slowest tracks on the Formula One race calendar, most experts expected Red Bull to advance, but instead, Mercedes' dominance […]

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