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Hungarian Player Inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame

May 28, 2023

Nine legends of the sport – including Hungary’s Viktor Szélig – have been inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Hall of Fame in Tampere, Finland, the site of this year’s World Ice Hockey Championship. The Bibi Torriani Award – given to the representative of non-traditional hockey nations and the accompanying Hall of Fame […]

Szeged Awarded 2027 Olympic Qualification Competition

Apr 29, 2023

The southeastern Hungarian city of Szeged will stage the 2027 World Canoe Sprint and Para Championships ahead of the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. The decision was made by the governing body of the International Canoe Federation (ICF), the board, at its meeting in Budapest, and announced by the organization’s president, Thomas Konietzko. "We are very […]

Vivicittá Budapest: British Victory in Half Marathon

Apr 23, 2023

Britain's Thomas Percy won the men's half marathon event at the 38th Telekom Vivicittá running festival, which was attended by almost 20,000 people in the Hungarian capital on Saturday and Sunday. According to the Budapest Sports Office, the British athlete completed the 21-kilometer course in 1 hour 11 minutes and 28 seconds. The women's race […]

Hungarians Dominate World Ultramarathon Competition

Mar 19, 2023

Gábor Rakonczay and Viktoria Brown won the six-day world ultramarathon running championships organized by the Global Organization of Multi-Day Ultramarathoners (GOMU) in Policoro, Italy. Rakonczay, a Guinness World Record holder in cross-Atlantic canoeing, took the lead at the 123rd hour of the race and crossed the 800-kilometer mark on Saturday morning, giving him almost eight […]

Kayakfirst Expands Production with EU Support

Feb 24, 2023

Kayakfirst Ltd., a manufacturer of sports equipment for the indoor practice of the sport of kayak canoeing, has expanded its capacity in the southeastern Hungarian city of Szeged with a grant from the European Union. József Weimper, who founded the company and is an active kayaker himself, said at the Friday event to present the […]

Qatar Airways, F1 Official Airline and Global Partner

Feb 23, 2023

Qatar Airways, the World’s Best Airline is now the Global Partner and Official Airline of Formula One (F1), the pinnacle of motorsport and the world’s most technologically-advanced racing series. Qatar Airways and F1 will be partners through the 2027 season, bringing thrills and exciting speeds to fans globally, the airline has announced. In addition to […]

István Vaskuti, a New 'Athlete of the Nation'

Feb 19, 2023

67-year-old Olympic champion canoe paddler István Vaskuti has officially been named as the new ‘Athlete of the Nation’, according to a government decision published in the official gazette ‘Magyar Közlöny’. The Athlete of the Nation group has 12 members. One of them, Olympic champion wrestler János Varga died this past December and the other members […]

Australian Open: Hungarian Winner at a Special Event

Jan 29, 2023

Hungary’s Gábor Máthé has won men’s Deaf & Hard of Hearing (DHoH) exhibition event at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne. The 37-year-old player from Debrecen beat Marino Kegl 6:4, 6:2 of Slovakia in the final. Ten players participated at the Deaf & Hard of Hearing tournament in two groups with round-robin matches deciding […]

Hungarian Athletes of the Year

Jan 9, 2023

World record holder swimmer Kristóf Milák among men and hurdler Luca Kozák among women have been elected as the 2022 Hungarian Athletes of the Year by the Hungarian Sports Journalists' Association. The men's national football team won the award in the traditional team category, while the women's fencing team came to be the individual team […]

Judit Polgár Inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame

Dec 4, 2022

Hungary’s Judit Polgár, the strongest female chess player of all time, has been inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place during the 6th Annual Strategy Across the Board Gala hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club and the World Chess Hall of Fame this Saturday evening in Saint Louis, Missouri […]

3,750 People in the Field of the 37th Budapest Marathon

Oct 9, 2022

Levente Szemerei and Eszter Csillag won the 37th Spar Budapest Marathon’s men’s and women’s race, respectively this Sunday. More than 17,000 people took part in the different events of the two-day running festival. Szemerei completed the 42.195 kilometers in 2:21:44 and Csillag in 2:59:16. In the men's race, Irishman Derek Crammond was second in 2:29:57, […]

German Victory at the WTA Budapest Ladies Open

Sándor Laczkó
Sep 24, 2022

Germany's Tamara Korpatsch won the singles at the Budapest Ladies Open USD 115,000 WTA women's clay court challenger tournament at the Római Tennis Academy in the Hungarian capital this Saturday. Korpatsch, who started the tournament in the qualification stage, beat Bulgaria's Viktoriya Tomova in three sets in the final to win her first WTA title. […]

Top Hungarian Chess Player Changes Nationality

Sep 4, 2022

"It’s official! Richard Rapport will play for Romania 🇷🇴 starting today! Welcome to our team!" That is how the Romanian Chess Federation has announced the top Hungarian chess player, Richárd Rapport changing nationality and playing for Romania in the future. Regarding the background of the case, the popular Hungarian news site, reports that the […]

Football Legend Ferenc Puskás Commemorated in Budapest

Aug 22, 2022

A commemoration ceremony was held at the stadium named after the world-famous Hungarian footballer Puskás Ferenc on Monday to mark the 20th anniversary of the naming ceremony of the Puskás Arena. At the event, Hungarian State Secretary for Sport, Ádám Schmidt, quoted Brazilian football star Pelé who had said that Puskás would have been the […]

Hungarian Swimmers Excel at the European Championships

Aug 19, 2022

Hungarians won five gold, seven silver and three bronze medals at the 36th European Aquatics Championships in Rome, Italy, finishing second on the medal table of pool swimming events behind the host country. 22-year-old Tokyo Olympic champion Kristóf Milák won the 100-meter and 200-meter individual butterfly events and was also member of the Hungarian team […]

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