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Benjamin Šeško at a March 2024 game against Portugal in Ljubljana. Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA
Budding Slovenian football star Benjamin Šeško, who signed for Leipzig last year, has been extended by the German Bundesliga club for another year until 2029 in what could serve as a boost for Šeško as the Slovenian football team is opening its Euro 2024 campaign.
Šeško originally signed a five-ye
Slovenian cycling star Primož Roglič. Photo: Bora-Hansgrohe
Slovenian rider Primož Roglič (Bora Hansgrohe) clung on in a turbulent last stage to win the Critérium du Dauphiné, a classic one-week race, by just eight seconds on 9 June ahead of the American Matteo Jorgenson (Visma-Lease a Bike).
This is the second Critérium du Dauphiné win for the 34-year-old
The Slovenian squad in preparations for the Euro 2024. Photo: Katja Kodba/STA

The Slovenian men's football team is heading for Germany next week after wrapping up the training camp that saw a 2:1 victory against Armenia and a 1:1 draw with Bulgaria in friendly matches on 4 and 8 June, respectively. The 26-man roster has been finalised, with head coach Matjaž Kek opting for
Discus thrower Kristjan Čeh celebrates gold at the European Athletics Championships in Rome. Photo: dpa/STA
Slovenian discus thrower Kristjan Čeh has won gold at the European Athletics Championships in Rome in what is his fourth medal at a major competition.
Čeh's best throw was 68.08 metres, which was good enough for an improvement on his silver medal at the 2022 European Athletics Championships in Muni
US skier Lila Lapanja receives the green light to compete for Slovenia. Photo: Hina/STA
US skier Lila Lapanja has been given the green light to compete for Slovenia in the new Alpine Ski World Cup season, the portal Sportklub reported this week. The 29-year-old, whose father hails from Slovenia, is known as a slalom specialist.
The International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) gre
Luka Dončić, the Slovenian Dallas Mavericks superstar, pictured during the NBA first-round playoff match hosted by Los Angeles Clippers. Photo: Xinhua/STA
Slovenia's basketball superstar Luka Dončić has made it to his first NBA finals, putting on another historic performance in game 5 of the NBA Western Conference finals with his Dallas Mavericks in Minneapolis late on 30 May.
The 25-year-old, who is in his sixth year in the NBA and previously helpe
Slovenia basketball team fans. Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA
Hofer, the discount supermarket chain that is part of the German-owned global group Aldi, has caused a furore in Slovenia after it transpired that it copyrighted a popular Slovenian sports fan chant.
Kdor ne skače, ni Sloven'c (Those who don't jump aren't Slovenes) is a popular chant sung by Sloven
A tennis ball and shoes. Photo: Xinhua/STA
Slovenian Filip Jeff Planinšek, a student at the University of Alabama, won the NCAA men's singles national title in Oklahoma on 25 May, defeating Michael Zheng of Columbia University and claiming the first ever title for Alabama.
The NCAA college national championships are a key competition. Two y
Tadej Pogačar rides in pink in the last stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024 in Rome. Photo: ANSA/STA
Slovenian cycling superstar Tadej Pogačar won his debut Giro d'Italia on 26 May to lift the trophy in Rome after wearing the leader's pink jersey since stage 2 of the three-week race and showing his dominance by winning six out of 21 stages.
Securing the overall victory well before the final proces
Tadej Pogačar wins the penultimate stage of the Giro d'Italia with the finish in Bassano del Grappa. Photo: Sani Karič/STA
Slovenian cycling superstar Tadej Pogačar rode to another stunning solo victory in his debut Giro d'Italia to claim his sixth stage win and cement his huge overall lead ahead of the final procession into Rome to bask in glory.
The 25-year-old UAE Team Emirates rider was cheered by a huge number of
Slovenian rider Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) wins stage 16 of Giro d'Italia. Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA
Tadej Pogačar has further solidified his dominance at the Giro d'Italia, winning his fifth stage victory at the race on shortened stage 16 in cold and rainy conditions.
The Slovenian UAE Team Emirates rider spent most of the stage in the peloton, launching an attack just 1.4 kilometres to go to the
Kayak competition in Tacen. Photo: Slovenian Kayak Association
Slovenian canoeists have scooped a triple win at the men's individual event at the Canoe Slalom European Championships in Tacen near Ljubljana. Slovenia also won the men's team event, silver in the women's team event and gold in the women's kayak team event.
At only 16, Žiga Lin Hočevar took the fi