Slovenia, a land of excellent athletes

Despite its small size, Slovenia has many world-class male and female athletes who have won medals in major competitions. In general, Slovenia is known as a very athletic country, as most of its people do some type of physical activity. Slovenia is also famous for being an excellent organiser of sports competitions. Feel Slovenia’s heart beating for sports, cheer on athletes with us, or try out one of the many sports activities yourselves. This is perfect if you’re trying to warm up for the top sporting event of 2020 – the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Cheer with us

In winter, you can cheer for your sports heroes at six venues during the Alpine skiing, ski jumping, cross-country skiing, biathlon, and snowboarding World Cup races. In addition to going to these races, you can have fun at events accompanying them.

Heroes of Planica flying like birds

Heroes of Planica flying like birds

The finale of the World Cup in Planica is considered to be Slovenia's greatest sporting event, as more than ten thousand visitors flock to the valley at the foot of the Ponce range. The year 2020 will...

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Hop, hop, hop foxes

Hop, hop, hop foxes

Who will be the most cunning ‘little fox’ making its way among the slalom and giant slalom poles on the steep snow-covered slopes of the Pohorje Hills this time? Just a stone’s throw away from Sloveni...

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The courage and explosiveness of the Vitranc Cup

The courage and explosiveness of the Vitranc Cup

Lovers of Alpine skiing in Slovenia are eagerly awaiting March, when Kranjska Gora hosts a men’s skiing event. The slalom and giant slalom races for the Vitranc Cup are considered to be two of the mos...

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Snowboarding masters in Rogla

Snowboarding masters in Rogla

Rogla is a popular winter sports centre, where everyone can find snow fun that is perfect for them. For a while now, Rogla has also been one of the stops during on snowboarding World Cup races circuit...

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Enjoy the fan atmosphere in Ljubno

Enjoy the fan atmosphere in Ljubno

From 21 to 23 February, Ljubno ob Savinji will host women's ski jumping World Cup competitions. Every year, the success of the ‘devilish Slovenians’ attract numerous fans from Slovenia to this venue,...

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Let’s go cheer on racers on the Pokljuka Plateau

Let’s go cheer on racers on the Pokljuka Plateau

There’s something special about biathlon races on the Pokljuka Plateau. The snow-covered landscape surrounded by the Julian Alps, skiing trails through mighty spruce forests, and a well-maintained bia...

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Make sure you also accept challenges in the snow

If, while watching world-class athletes, you also feel like enjoying some sports activities in the snow, you can experience most of the winter sports venues in periods when there are no races or competitions.

A jump into an ice-cold lake?

Brrr… You probably freeze just at the thought, but many people find this a special challenge worth taking. So do the competitors who will compete at the Winter Swimming World Championships in Lake Bled in early February. Come and create a warm atmosphere by cheering them on!

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Escalate your summer sports excitement ahead of the Olympic fever

There will also be exciting sporting events in Slovenia in the warmer months, when mainly cycling and running competitions are at the forefront. Get your voices ready to cheer on world-class athletes or take on the challenge yourselves by participating in recreational sports competitions.

Experience cycling Slovenia

Experience cycling Slovenia

Cheer for world-class road cyclists competing in the Tour of Slovenia race and mountain bikers in the Maribor Pohorje Hills and in other major competitions. You can join in by pedalling at numerous re...

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Tour Slovenia in your running shoes

Tour Slovenia in your running shoes

Slovenians love running and they invite others who love such activities in the great outdoors to join their running events too. The largest event in Slovenia is the Ljubljana Marathon; to join this mo...

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A rowers’ holiday in Bled

A rowers’ holiday in Bled

Lake Bled is very popular with oarsmen and women, as it provides great rowing conditions. In August, Lake Bled will host young rowers who will participate in the World Championships for juniors, rower...

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