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Ceremonial Reception for Hungary's Olympic Athletes

Aug 9, 2021

The Hungarian athletes, medalists and medal winners of the Tokyo Olympics were welcomed by officials and fans at the BOK Hall in Budapest on Monday. At the ceremony, which was attended by hundreds of supporters, the President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee, Krisztián Kulcsár, underlined that "the Hungarian Olympians are now being welcomed with the […]

Another Hungarian Medal at the Tokyo Olympics

Jul 31, 2021

Hungary’s Kristóf Milák won the silver medal in the men’s 100m butterfly at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday with a European record. Milák, the winner of 200m butterfly event this Wednesday, swam in the final with the next to 100m freestyle winner Caeleb Dressel of the United States, the favorite in the 100m butterfly. The […]

Hungarian Women Qualify for the Olympics in Handball

Mar 20, 2021

The Hungarian women's handball team made it to the Tokyo Olympics postponed to this summer as Russia defeated Kazakhstan 33-26 in Saturday's second round of the qualifying tournament. This result at the qualification tournament in Győr, NW Hungary decided that the Hungarians would finish in one of the first two places that are worth Olympic […]

Hungarian Women Saber Fencers Qualify for the Olympics

Mar 14, 2021

The Hungarian women's saber fencing team finished seventh at the World Cup event in Budapest and qualified for the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games as the Ukrainians finished eighth. This is the first time ever for the Hungarian national saber fencing team to win Olympic qualification. The members of the team that achieved this success are […]

Hungarian Women Qualify for the Olympics in Water Polo

Jan 23, 2021

The Hungarian women's water polo team has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics by beating host nation Italy 13-10 this Saturday at the Olympic qualification tournament in Trieste. In the semifinal of the competition organized by the international aquatics federation FINA, the Hungarians took a 3-0 lead early in the match and later increased it to […]

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Historic gold for Hungary in PyeongChang

Feb 22, 2018

The Hungarian quartet of Csaba Burján, Viktor Knoch, Liu Shaoang and Sándor Liu Shaolin won the men's 5,000-meter short-track event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, taking the first ever gold medal for the country in the history of the Winter Games.

The Hungarian team marches at the opeing of the 2018 Winter Olympics | Zsolt Czeglédi /MTI

Hungary at the Winter Olympics

Feb 9, 2018

Hungary is represented at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea with 19 competitors. The Hungarian flag at the opening ceremony was carried by World University Speed Skating Champion Konrád Nagy.

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán (on the left) told IOC President Thomas Bach last August that Budapest was the best candidate for the 2024 Summer Games | Tibor Illyés /

Hungary withdraws Budapest 2024 Olympic bid

Feb 22, 2017

The Hungarian government suggests that the Budapest City Council and the Hungarian Olympic Committee withdraw from the bid to host the 2024 Summer Games. Over quarter of a million signatures were collected to force a referendum on the issue.


Poll: Budapesters reject organizing Olympics

Sep 9, 2016

Less than one third of those polled in Budapest would like to see the Hungarian capital organize the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, with 37% rejecting the idea. In the meantime, a question has been approvedabout a national referendum of hosting the Games.

Some of the Hungarian 'golden girls'

Hungary 12th on Olympic medal table

Aug 22, 2016

Hungarian athletes won eight gold, three silver and four bronze medals at the 31st Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this August. This tally of medals puts Hungary on 12th place on the medal table of nations.

Gabriella Szabó

Hungarians paddle to 8th gold in Rio

Aug 20, 2016

Hungary has defended the women's kayak-four 500-meter title at the Rio Olympics, bringing the country's gold medal tally at the 2016 Games to eight. Gabriella Szabó, Danuta Kozák, Tamara Csipes and Krisztina Fazekas-Zur defeated Germany to win the race.

Danuta Kozák

Danuta Kozák wins 7th Hungarian gold in Rio

Aug 18, 2016

Hungary's Danuta Kozák defended her London Olympic title in the women's single kayak 500-meter event at the 31st Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, winning the 7th gold for her country at this Olympics and the 500th Hungarian medal in Olympic history.

Hungary's Gabriella Szabó (on the left) and Danuta Kozák with the gold medal they wone in the women's kayak double 500-meter event | Tamás Kovács / MTI

Gold No. 6 for Hungary in Rio

Aug 16, 2016

Gabriella Szabó and Danuta Kozák took the Olympic championship title in the women's kayak double (K2) event in the Rodrigo de Freitas Laguna in Rio de Janeiro this Tuesday. This is the 6th gold medal at the Rio Olympics for Hungary.

Hungary's Áron Szilágyi celebrating his victory in the men's individual saber fencing event at the rio Olympics. | Zsolt Czeglédi / MTI

Áron Szilágyi defends Olympic title

Aug 11, 2016

At the Summer Olympic Games, 26-year-old Hungarian saber fencer Áron Szilágyi defeated Daryl Homer of the United States 15-8 to defend the title he won four years ago in London. His victory is the 5th gold medal for Hungary in Rio.

Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú after winning the women's 100-meter backstroke event at the Rio Olympics | Tibor Illyés / MTI

Katinka Hosszú wins Hungary's third gold in Rio

Aug 9, 2016

27-year-old Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú won her second gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games by clocking 58.45 second to win the women's 100-meter backstroke event. On Saturday, she won the 400-meter individual medley.

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