Hosting the first three stages of this year’s Giro d’Italia cycling race “exceeded our wildest dreams”, government commissioner for an active Hungary Máriusz Révész said in a statement late on Sunday.
Annual cycling race Giro d’Italia will set off from Budapest on Friday, with its first three stages taking place in Hungary.
Juan Antonio Samaranch, deputy head of the International Olympic Committee, has proposed that Hungary should aim to host the Summer Olympic Games.
Two-time Olympic champion Hungarian gymnast Margit Korondi has died at the age of 88, her former teammate Alice Kertész told the Hungarian Olympic Committee (MOB) in agreement with the family of the deceased.
Liu Shaoang won the Montreal World Championships in short-distance speed skaters on Sunday at 1,000 meters, 500 meters and 1500 meters, so he won gold in all three individual races, while also securing his title in complex race.
Liu Shaoang won the 500-meter men’s short-distance speed skating competition at the Beijing Winter Olympics on Sunday, making him Hungary’s first individual gold medalist at the Winter Games.
Budapest will host an “extraordinary” World Aquatics Championships from June 18 to July 3 this year, the International Swimming Federation FINA announced.
Pál Schmitt, former Hungarian president who is a member of the International Olympic Committee, hailed the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing as a “historic experience”, in an interview with Chinese news agency Xinhua.
Tibor Bodnár died suddenly at the age of 66.
Sándor Liu Shaolin, Liu Shaoang, Petra Jászapáti and Zsófia Kónya won the bronze medal in the short track speed skating mixed team relay on Saturday at the Beijing Winter Olympics.