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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 […]

Hungary's Tímea Babos (on the left) and Kristina Mladenovic of France with the WTA trophy

Hungary's Tímea Babos Scores WTA Finals Hat-Trick

Nov 4, 2019

No. 3 seeds Timea Babos of Hungary and Kristina Mladenovic of France became the first team to successfully defend a WTA Finals doubles title in 11 years. They defeated No. 2 seeds Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-3 in a flawless performance to lift the Martina Navratilova Doubles […]

The winner of Spartathlon 2019, Hungary's Tamás Bódis

Hungarians Triumph at Spartathlon Race

Sep 28, 2019

Hungarian ultrarunners scored a double victory at the 37th Spartathlon, one of the most challenging long-distance races in Greece, winning both the men's and women's competition. The overall winner, Tamás Bódis completed the distance in 23 hours, 28 minutes and 37 seconds. Another Hungarian, Zoltán Csécsei finished second. Coming in 8th in the overall race, […]

Runway Run

Runway Run: Charity Race at Budapest Airport

Sep 2, 2019

Budapest Airport hosted its annual Runway Run charity race for the seventh time this weekend. Running aficionados completed the race on a closed runway at Liszt Ferenc International Airport. Despite the summer heat, over 1,100 runners took part, including Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó and British Ambassador Iain Lindsay as well as […]

Tamara Csipes

Hungary Secures 12 Canoe Sprint Quotas for 2020 Olympics

Aug 26, 2019

The paddlers of the host nation won five gold, four silver and three bronze medals at the 2019 Canoe Sprint World Championships organized in the southeastern Hungarian city of Szeged, thus finishing third on the medal table behind Belarus and Germany. The sporting event attracted about 1,100 competitors from 101 countries. On the Hungarian team, […]

Kristóf Milák and Katinka Hosszú

Hungary in Top 5 at World Swimming Championship

Jul 29, 2019

Hungarian swimmers have won five gold medals at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Katinka Hosszú continued to rule women’s individual medley by winning both the 200- and 400-meter individual events, however, the performance of Kristóf Milák caused the biggest sensation. The 19-year-old swimmer broke the world record set by the legendary […]

Max Verstappen

The Best Thing Is Driving the Car

Jun 18, 2019

Aged 17 years and 166 days, Dutch driver Max Verstappen became the youngest driver to compete in the Formula One car race series when he debuted at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix. This means, at only 21 years old, he already has four years of F1 experience. The young driver visited Budapest on May 1 […]

Hungarian Winner at the Roland Garros

Jun 16, 2019

Hungary’s top female tennis player, Tímea Babos – paired with France’s Kristina Mladenovic – has won the women’s doubles final at the French Open tournament by beating the Chinese duo of Duan Ying Ying and Zheng Saisai 6-2, 6-3. This is the second Grand Slam title for Babos after winning the Australian Open, also in […]

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