Traditional Ljubljana marathon. Photo: Domen Grogl

There is nothing that connects people more than sports and various forms of recreation. Slovenia’s diverse geography allows for numerous sporting activities. Slovenes are very fond of recreational sports, and certain surveys show that no less than forty per cent of Slovenes practise a sport in one way or another. They are well catered for, as there are many recreational sporting events held throughout the year across the country. Naturally, sporting activities also exist at institutional and professional levels.


Planica - cradle of Slovenian sport

March 2011

From 17 to 20 March 2011 Planica hosts the World Cup Finals in ski jumping. Many people have called the week of flights at Planica a national holiday, a festival of sport and the peak of winter sports. Planica has been visited by...

Collectors of medals

February 2011

Many sports lovers ask: where does little Slovenia, with its population of just two million, get such a fantastic team of athletes, competing in almost all disciplines and winning numerous medals? Particularly in winter sports,...

Formula One’s first Slovene?

December 2010

One of the most interesting motor sports in Slovenia is karting. In recent years, two youngsters in particular have ruled the karting scene: 20-year-old Urban Stare from Ljubljana and 15-year-old Erik Sajovic from Vrhnika. This...

Exciting winter with plenty of outstanding sport

November 2010

Each year we keep a close watch on how the top Slovenian winter sports people are getting ready, quietly hoping for an even better season than last year’s, with plenty of wins and crystal globes at the end of the season. After an...

2010 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships – SLOKA 2010

October 2010

For the third time in their history, the canoe slalom world championships took place in Ljubljana, as the Tacen White-Water Course welcomed the world’s best kayakers and canoeists. Tacen has played an important role in Slovenian...