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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.

Emese Szász (on the left) and Katinka Hosszú won gold medals for Hungary on the first day of the Rio Olympic Games | Zsolt Czeglédi and Tamás Kovács / MTI

Two golds for Hungary on first Olympic day

Aug 6, 2016

Hungary's Emese Szász won the women's individual epée fencing final at the 31st Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, while swimmer Katinka Hosszú smashed the world record to win the women's 400-meter individual medley.

Hungarian oath taking ceremony for the Olympics | Zoltán Máthé / MTI

Hungarian Olympic squad takes oath

Jul 7, 2016

Athletes to represent Hungary at the Summer Olymic Games in Rio de Janeiro have taken their oath at the Palace of Arts in Budapest. Although, the qualification process has not, ended, yet, 162 Hungarians have already qualified for the Games.

The chain Bridge in Budapest illuminated in Brazilian colors | Szilárd Koszticsák / MTI

100 days to the Rio Olympics

Apr 27, 2016

With 100 days left till the opening of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Chain Bridge in Budapest was illuminated in the colors of the Brazilian flag. The opening ceremony will take place in the Maracanã Stadium on 5 August 2016.

Hungarian uniforms for the Rio Olympics | Tibor Illyés / MTI

Hungarian Olympic uniforms presented

Apr 13, 2016

A number of Hungarian athletes who have already qualified for the Rio Olympics, as well as a few officials who will also be members of the Hungarian delegation at this year's Summer Olympic Games tried on the uniforms of the Hungarian team.

Some of the Hungarians with Olypic quotas for Rio |

Rio Olympics - 33 Hungarian quotas, so far

Aug 4, 2015

With the start of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil a year and a day away, the Hungarian Olympic Committee has announced that the country already has 33 quotas in four different sports: athletics, sailing, shooting and swimming.

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