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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Hungarian Elected Top Footballer in Austria

Jul 6, 2020

19-year-old Hungarian attacking midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai has been voted by club presidents, sports directors and head coaches as the best player of the Austrian first division (Bundesliga). The Austrian Bundesliga season ended this Sunday with Szoboszlai's team, Red Bull Salzburg finishing on top of the table. In the last match of the season, they beat […]

Highest Valued Hungarian Athletes

Jul 5, 2020

According to a survey by the Hungarian edition of Forbes magazine, three-time Olympic champion swimmer Katinka Hosszú, is still the most valuable Hungarian athlete for the sixth year in a row. Another swimmer, world champion and world record holder Kristóf Milák is in the second place on the magazine's list, while the goalkeeper of the […]

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 […]

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