The government has declared sports to be a strategic sector because it's realised its irreplaceable role, the fact that without ideals, hard work, heroes and sacrifice modern life will "become sludgy", Hungarian PM Viktor Orban told the Nemzeti Sport newspaper in his year-end interview. The premier said he would like to live the day when Hungary organises an Olympic Games and he would also like to root for Hungary's national football team in a FIFA World Cup final.
Lewis Hamilton, wearing a T-shirt with a political message at the podium ceremony of Sunday's Tuscan Grand Prix, has provoked fury on social media....
Ferenc Puskas, considered one of the best forwards in history, will appear in FIFA 21, developer EA Sports has announced on its website. The official computer game of the sport's international governing body will be released in the autumn.
Lewis Hamilton called Bernie Ecclestone "ignorant" and "uneducated" after the former Formula One manager said in a TV interview that in his experience black people are often more racist than white people....
Football has always been a means of consolation and reprisal for Hungarian people, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the founder of Ferenc Puskas Football Academy, said in Felcsut on Saturday, at the launch of a new book titled Football and Science.
Flavio Briatore, former leader of Renault’s Formula One team has voiced harsh criticism of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and his government....
Engineers at the University College London and the Mercedes AMG Formula One team have developed a light-weight, mechanical breathing device, a so-called CPAP apparatus....
The Tokyo Olympic Games will be postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Tuesday, after consulting International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, in a video conference.
Seven UK-based Formula One teams are exploring ways to aid government and health authorities in the fight against coronavirus by supplying ventilators....
European football clubs are incurring millions of euros in damage caused by the halting of championships due to coronavirus pandemic. The clubs were able to obtain at least the television royalties of matches behind close doors, but the loss of ticket sales due to the cancellation of the matches could force the teams to their knees. In the US basketball league NBA, the delay of the playoffs will cut revenues by 500 million dollars. The Formula One season has not even started yet, but even the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix was cancelled on Thursday, threatening the livelihood of hundreds.
UEFA announced that it would postpone the European Football Championship until the summer of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision by European football's governing body will help all domestic competitions,...
It has become certain that the first three stages of this year's Giro d'Italia road bicycle race, originally planned to be held in Hungary, will be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Although the Tokyo Olympics are due to commence on 24 July, the coronavirus epidemic may be posing a new challenge. At this point the fate of the games is hanging in the balance, but the International Olympic Committee is committed to staging the event. The European Football Championship is to take place in June ahead of the Olympics, and UEFA is optimistic about the tournament.
The next European Women’s Handball Championship will be hosted by Hungary, Switzerland and Austria following a vote by member federations at the Extraordinary Congress in Stockholm on Saturday.
Migrants attacked Swiss para-Olympic athlete Erika Kalin on a train when she was on her way from Langenthal to Zurich. The professional athlete and her friend were travelling together when several men boarded the almost empty train car. They were drinking and shouting, and one of them sexually harassed the athlete, who is almost completely blind. In the end, police arrested the harasser, a 30-year old Moroccan migrant.
Poles have expressed their solidarity with Hungarians using huge banners during a handball Champions League match.
From now on, Iranian women can attend football matches, promised the leadership of the country to the International Football Association (FIFA). At the beginning of September,...
Slovak football team Slovan Bratislava should have played behind close doors in the European League in the Slovak capital on Thursday. However, the team found a legal way to admit six thousand spectators to the stadium for the match....
On the occasion of the World Urban Games, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has received two-time Olympic champion pole vaulter Yelena Isinbaeva at the Carmelite Monastery in Budapest. Isinbaeva said that in addition to sport, childrearing and promoting sports make her life complete.
The Hungarian national football team suffered a 2-1 defeat against Slovakia at home in Group E of the European Championship qualifiers, and dropped to third place....
The Czech national team lost to Greece 84-77 in the final phase of the Second Round at the Men's Basketball World Cup in China. Ronen Ginzburg's team could still progress to the quarterfinals if the United States defeats Brazil as odds suggest.
Romanian football hooligans kept chanting anti-Hungarian rhymes at the European Championship qualifier against Malta, instead of focusing on their own match. The Romanian Football Federation was embarrassed by the fans' behaviour.
Rafael Nadal won his fourth US Open title, defeating Daniil Medvedev in a dramatic, nearly 5-hour-long clash In the men's singles final. Nadal won 7:5, 6:3, 5:7, 4:6, 6:4 against the Russian, who played spectacularly against the Spaniard, the heavy favourite. World number 2 Nadal earned his 19th Grand Slam-victory.
Defending champions Serbia edged out hosts Turkey in the final of the Women's European Volleyball Championship in Ankara by a score of 3-2. Italy won the bronze medal after defeating Poland 3-0.
In women's individual, Hungarian Noemi Makra won on balance beam, while European championship bronze medallist David Vecsernyes won the horizontal bar event at the Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Hungary.
The Polish national team lost to Argentina 91-65 at the Basketball World Cup in China, so they have advanced to the final eight as second in their group from the second round.
Canadian Bianca Andreescu won the women's singles event at the US Open tennis tournament after defeating 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in two sets by 6:3 and 7:5.
Host team Telekom Veszprem defeated Croatia's PPD Zagreb by 36-28 in the second round of the men's handball SEHA League in the regular season. The Croatian Manuel Strlek and the Slovenian Blaz Blagotinsek scored five goals each for the Hungarian team.
Hungarian Bence Bicsak finished third at the Saturday competition of the Triathlon World Cup series in Banyoles, Spain.
The defending champion Serbia defeated Italy 3-1 in the semi-finals of the women's 2019 CEV Volleyball European Championship, while Turkey overcame the hosting Poles 3-1.
The Hungarian trio of Robert Kasza, Adam Marosi and Bence Demeter bagged the silver medal in the traditional team competition at the Budapest Pentathlon World Championships,...
The Czech national team, against the expectations, was defeated 2-1 as the Kosovars' guest in Group A of the European Football Championship qualifiers. The Czech team slipped back to the third place.
In the first semi-final, the Romanian national team defeated Poland 3-1, while in the second match, Portugal defeated the Hungarian team 3-1 at the European Table Tennis Championships in Nantes, resulting in the Polish and Hungarian teams both winning bronze medals.
In the qualifying round of the European Championship's Group E, the Slovaks were beaten by World Cup silver medallist Croatia 4-0. Yet, they say that they simply "had a bad day", and seem like they have already gotten over the result and the game.
The Czech national team defeated Brazil 93-71 in the quarter-finals of men's basketball World Cup in China, thus getting the chance to be among the final eight.
The Russian Daniil Medvedev and the Spanish Rafael Nadal both won in three sets in the semis at the US Open tennis tournament. The former beat Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, while the steamrolled through Italy's Matteo Berrettini.
Although the Polish national team was defeated by Slovenia 2-0 away, they still lead Group G of the European Championship qualifiers. In Group C, Germany suffered a 4-2 defeat from the Netherlands in Hamburg.
Slovakia's national football team suffered a 4-0 home defeat from world championship silver medallist Croatia in the Euro 2020 qualifiers. Also in the Hungarian team's group, Wales beat Azerbaijan by 2-1 at home. Hungarians will face the Slovaks in a decisive European Championship qualifier On Monday.
The Hungarian women's national team defeated Ukraine 3-2 in a dramatic match in the quarter-finals of the European Championship in Nantes, which means that the team is guaranteed to win a medal after eight years.
The Hungarian national football team lost 2-1 as the guests of Montenegro's team in a preparation match. Marco Rossi's team took the lead with a quick goal by Holender, then Kosovic tied still in the first half. In the second period, the home team won with Mugosa's penalty shot. A decisive European Championship qualifier awaits the Hungarian team against Slovakia on Monday.
Balazs Kiss is preparing for the Nur-Sultan Wrestling World Championships starting in mid-September, where his main goal is to win the Olympic quota. The World Champion Hungarian wrestler talked to V4NA about his childhood dream and what he was the most proud of.
The Czech national team won against Turkey 91-76 in men's Basketball World Cup in China, qualifying for the second round with their second victory.
The Hungarian women's national team defeated Belarus 3-0 in Nantes, at the European Team Table Tennis Championships, and made it among the best eight with two wins.
The hosting Polish team won 3-2 against the previously unbeaten German team in a heroic battle, in the fourth quarter-finals of the Women's European Volleyball Championship, and after 2009 they qualified again for the final four.
European Champion Hungarian rower Peter Galambos, who won silver at the 2018 World Championship, closed his most successful year so far. He talked to V4NA about whether he feels like he could have done more,...
The Poles won 80-63 against Ivory Coast, making it to the second round of the Basketball World Cup in China. The Polish team also beat both Venezuela and the hosting Chinese team in its group.
Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov produced a shocking victory over the Swiss Roger Federer in the men's singles quarter-finals at the US Open tennis tournament. Dimitrov won by 3:6, 6:4, 3:6, 6:4, 6:2, shattering hopes of a potential Federer-Nadal dream final this year.
The Hungarian-French duo of Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic suffered a defeat from the Belarusian-Australian pair of Victoria Azarenka and Ashleigh Barty in three sets (2:6, 7:5, 6:1), meaning they cannot compete in the semis of the US Open tennis tournament.
Telekom Veszprem won 28-27 as the guests of Belarusian Meshkov Brest in the first round of men's handball SEHA League's regular season. At half-time, the Hungarian team was leading 16-14.
The Hungarian-French duo of Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic won in two straight sets (6:3, 6:2) against the Russian-Kazakh pair of Anna Kalinskaya and Yulia Putintseva, advancing to last eight at the US Open tennis tournament. At the beginning of the second set, the match was suspended by heavy rain.
The duo of Luca Barta and Kamilla Reti won silver in the relay category at Budapest's Modern World Pentathlon Championship, a qualification event for the Olympics. Mexico's Mayan Oliver and Mariana Arceo earned gold.
The Polish ensemble has secured its second victory in the men's basketball world cup by downing the hosts China 79-76 in overtime. The Poles qualified for the quarter-finals, irrespective of the outcome of the last group match.
The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has launched an investigation in order to find out the exact cause of Anthoine Hubert's death at the Formula 2 Championship's feature race in Belgium on Saturday.
Daniel Zsori's goal has made it to the top three for the Puskas Award at the Goal of the Year voting.
Suffering from a shoulder injury, defending champion Novak Djokovic's run came to an end at this year's US Open tennis tournament. The Serbian was forced to retire after nearly two hours of play and two sets down against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka, in the fourth round.
The Polish national team won 3-0 against Spain in Lodz, advancing to the quarter-finals of the Women's European Volleyball Championships, featuring a total of 24 teams.
The Czech Karolina Pliskova was defeated in three sets, 6:7, 6:3, 7:5, by Britain's Hungarian-born Johanna Konta, and failed to reach the women's singles quarter-finals at the US Open tennis tournament.
The Slovak national team suffered a 3-0 defeat against Italy, and did not qualify for the quarter-finals in the women's volleyball European Championship in Bratislava.
Polish racing legend Krzysztof Holowczyc scored his sixth victory in the Polish round of FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas. His compatriot, last year’s winner Jakub Przygonski, could not make up for the time lost due to gearbox problems, thus had to settle with the second position. Third place went to Russia’s Vladimir Vasilyev, who managed to retake the lead in the World Cup.
The Czech national team suffered a 88-67 defeat against the United States in the first round of the men's basketball world championship in China.
Hungarian-Tunisian pairing Fanny Stollar and Onys Jur lost 6-4, 7-5 to US duo Caroline Dolehide and Vania King in the second round of the US Open women's doubles.
French racing driver Anthoine Hubert died in an accident during the Formula 2 feeder race for the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday. US-Ecuadorian Juan Manuel Correa was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Favourites Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic won in two straight sets against Russian-Georgian duo Ekaterina Alexandrova and Oksana Kalashnikova in the second round of the women's doubles. With the win they now advance to the last 16 of the US Open contest.
Olympic champion Lukas Krpalek secured a gold medal in the over-100 kilogramme weight class at the World Judo Championships in Tokyo.
Poland's national team beat Venezuela 80-69 in the first game of Group A at the men's Basketball World Cup in China. At half-time, the Poles already had a 44-36 lead.
Two-time world and European champion Peter Bacsi has become the technical director of the Hungarian Wrestling Federation after finishing his active career. Hungary's three-time Olympian wrestler has explained to V4NA his decision to retire now.
The Hungarian-Tunisian duo of Fanny Stollar and Ons Jabeur beat the Czech-Slovenian pair of Lucie Hradecka and Andreja Klepac in two sets (7:5, 6:3) in the first round of the women's doubles, advancing to the last 32 at the US Open tennis tournament.
World silver medallists Hungary beat Poland 17-16 and holders France 21-11 in the women's 3x3 at the European Basketball Championships in Debrecen, eastern Hungary. Having topped their group, the Hungarians now go through to Sunday's quarter finals.
The Hungarian-French duo of Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic defeated the Australian-Mexican pair of Jessica Moore and Giuliana Olmos by 6:3, 6:2 in two easy sets at the first round of the women's doubles at the US Open tennis tournament, and advanced to the next round.
Hungarian rower Peter Galambos won the silver medal in the lightweight single sculls at the World Rowing Championship in Linz, Austria. Martino Goretti of Italy won the event.
The Europa League group stage draw placed Ferencvaros in Group H with CSKA Moskva, Ludogerets, and Espanyol. Slovakia’s Slovan Bratislava will play in Group K with Besiktas, Braga and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Having qualified for the Champions League (CL) group stages, Slavia Prague received such a difficult draw that the entertainment will surely be the main focus of the matches. More optimistic fans may also hope Slavia can pick up a few points at home.
Hungarian Timea Babos lost in three tough sets by 6:2, 4:6, 6:4 in a nearly two-and-a-half-hour clash against American Corti Gauff in the second round of the US Open tennis tournament, and dropped out of the women's singles race.
Norwegian Karsten Warholm won the men's 400 metre hurdles with a new European record of 46.92 seconds in Zurich, at the IAAF Diamond League final.
After suffering a 3-2 away defeat against the Greek PAOK Thessaloniki, the Slovak Slovan Bratislava reached the Europa League group stage with an aggregate 3-3, having scored more goals away than at home. Poland's Legia Warsaw seemed out of luck and suffered a 1-0 away defeat against the Scottish Glasgow Rangers, following a goalless first game at home.
Ferencvaros produced a 4-2 victory against Lithuania's Suduva on home turf, reaching the UEFA Europa League group stage with an aggregate 4-2 score. The last time FTC managed to pull off such a feat was in 2004. The Europa League group draw will be held on Friday at 13:00.
Germany's former Tour de France cycling champion, Jan Ullrich, has been found guilty and fined for attacking a 31-year-old sex worker by a court in Frankfurt.
Hungary's Veronika Major won the women's sports pistol gold at the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Having already secured an Olympic slot, Major overtook China's Yaxuan Xiong in the last two rounds.
The Hungarian women's volleyball team failed to make the last 16 of the European Championships after losing 3-0 to the Netherlands. Jan De Brandt's team beat Estonia in their opening match,...
Holders Liverpool will play Napoli, Salzburg, and Genk in the group stages of the 2019/20 edition of the Champions League (CL). Czech side Slavia Prague were placed in one of the toughest groups alongside Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Internazionale when the 32-team draw was made in Monaco, southern France on Thursday.
Krisztian Toth was placed fifth in the 90 kilogramme weight class at the Judo World Championships in Tokyo, Japan after losing to Serbian Nemanja Majdov in the bronze match.
Czech Slavia Praha defeated Romania's CFR Cluj 1-0 in the second leg of the football Champions League fourth round playoff game, and reached the 32-team group stage with a 2-0 double victory.
The Hungarian women's national volleyball team suffered a third defeat, losing 3-0 to Croatia in Group C of the European Championships at Budapest's Papp Laszlo Arena. The team now only has a mathematical chance of advancing to the last 16. On Thursday at 6 p.m. Hungary will face European silver medallists Holland, who have a perfect record in the tournament so far.
Gergely Kiss, the last man standing of the Hungarian waterpolo three-time Olympic champions will soon hang up his cap. Kiss, who will turn 42 in a few weeks, will play his final professional match at the Danube Arena on Saturday. He told V4NA why the time is right to retire.
Timea Babos secured a 6:4 first set victory against Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro, who had to retire due to an injury. As a result, the Hungarian player advanced to the last 64 at the US Open women's singles tennis tournament.
Hungarian Ujpest lost its second match in the Hockey Visegrad Cup to Czechia's 2nd division HC RT Torax Poruba by 6-0. In the other match of the day, Polish Katowice suffered a 3-2 defeat from Slovak HK Nitra.
European Championship bronze medallist Bence Halasz won the men's IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge with 78.54 metres at the 4th Pal Nemeth Memorial competition at Szombathely, northwest Hungary. The Hungarian beat Polish European Champion, Wojciech Nowicki.
Long-distance swimmer Attila Manyoki crossed The North Channel - the strait between north-eastern Northern Ireland and south-western Scotland - to join the select group of those who have completed the Oceans Seven challenge, for which he set a new world record.
Poland beat Ukraine 3-1 while Slovakia defeated Belarus 3-2 in the Women's European Volleyball Championship. Both teams now proceed to the last 16.
The Hungarian ladies' volleyball team lost 3-0 to Azerbaijan in Group C of the European Championships at Budapest's Papp Laszlo Arena in their second reverse of the tournament so far....
Hungary's Marton Fucsovics lost against Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili in five sets, 3:6, 6:4, 6:2, 3:6, 6:3, and dropped out of the US Open tennis tournament.
Ferencvaros player David Siger has also been invited to the Hungarian national football team selection of 26 players by head coach Marco Rossi. The Hungarian team will play a preparation match against Montenegro on 5 September in Podgorica, then on 9 September, a European Championship qualifier against Slovakia at Groupama Arena in Budapest.
The Hungarian team earned two gold, one silver and one bronze medal in the Olympic events at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Szeged. Head coach Csaba Huttner told V4NA that the Hungarian performance was fair,...
The European Championship silver medallist Dutch team defeated Azerbaijan by 3-0, while Romania beat Estonia, playing in their first continental tournament, by 3-1 in group C. The Hungarian national team had a day off today.
Hungarian Dora Bodonyi came out on top in the women's K1 5,000 metre race at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championship in Szeged, securing the Hungarians' fifth gold medal. In the men's C1 5,000 metre event, Hungary's Balazs Adolf finished second behind Germany's Sebastian Brendel.
Hungarian Olympic champion kayaker Tamara Csipes won two gold medals at the world championship in Szeged. After her victory in the K1 1000 metre race on Saturday, she also won as a member of the K4 team in the Olympic distance. Tamara Csipes told V4NA why her recent K4 gold is her second favourite world champion's gold, and what her goals are at the Olympics next year in Tokyo.
The Slovak quartet secured third place, while the Hungarians finished fifth in the K4 500 metre Olympic event at the Canoe Sprint World Championships in Hungary, so both units secured their Olympic quota. The gold medal went to the Germans.
The Hungarian unit of Alida Dora Gazso, Tamara Csipes, Erika Medveczky and Dora Bodonyi has won the world championship title in the women's K4 500 metre event. The Belarusians finished in second place, and Poland came third. Both the Hungarian and the Polish units have won an Olympic quota.
On the closing day of the Hungarian ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships the Hungarians have won another silver and bronze medal, while the Poles got two second places. After the 500 metre race, the Hungarian canoe pair of Virag Balla and Kincso Takacs also finished second in the non-Olympic 200 metre event, while the team of Mark Balaska and Levente Apagyi finished third in the men's K2 200 metre final. Polish duo Piotr Mazur and Bartosz Grabowski got a silver medal in the same race, just like their compatriot Tomasz Kaczor in men's C1 1000 metre race.
The Hungarian duo of Virag Balla and Kincso Takacs came in second in the women's C2 500 metres on the third day of finals of the Canoe Sprint World Championship in Szeged. Five-time Olympic champion Danuta Kozak performed somewhat below expectations to win a bronze in the K1 500 metre final. Both Hungarian medallist units secured their Olympic quotas.