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Tänak and Järveoja pick up championship trophies at Louvre ceremony

07.12.19 ... The Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), motorsport's governing body, presented WRC drivers' champion Ott Tänak with his trophy, in a ceremony held at the Louvre, Paris, Friday evening. Tänak, 32, from Saaremaa, who clinched his maiden title with a race to spare at Rally Catalunya in late October, was joined on the stage by co-driver and fellow Estonian Martin Järveoja, who was also presented with his trophy.

Karel Voolaid confirmed Estonian national football team interim manager

06.12.19 ... Karel Voolaid has been appointed interim manager of the Estonian national football team, Baltic News Service reports.

Tänak gets first taste of Hyundai i20

05.12.19 ... World Rally Championship 2019 victor Ott Tänak had his first taste on Thursday of the car he will be driving next season, the Hyundai i20, ERR's sports portal reports.

Estonian footballers across Europe have mixed success

05.12.19 ... Estonia's footballers have had a busy few days, ERR's sports portal reports, with veteran international players and youngsters alike scoring goals, getting substituted or in some cases sent off, in some of the major European leagues, their youth equivalents, and some of the more minor ones too.

Ott Tänak tests with Hyundai for first time

04.12.19 ... Reigning WRC drivers' champion Ott Tänak is testing for his new team, Hyundai, on Thursday, ERR's sports portal reports.

Hunt's Colts throw away home lead over Titans to slip to third in division

02.12.19 ... Margus Hunt's Indianapolis Colts threw away a halftime lead against divisional rivals the Tennessee Titans in front of a home crowd. The result sees the team slip to third place in the AFC South, a division they led a few games ago, putting their playoff hopes in doubt, with four games to go.

Estonian skiers, coaches hit with four-year bans after doping investigation

29.11.19 ... Ski governing body the International Ski Federation (FIS) has handed four-year competitive bans to three Estonian skiers, and coaching bans to two coaches, in the wake of a doping scandal which came to light early this year.

Kaia Kanepi through to ITF Czech Tournament quarterfinals

29.11.19 ... Estonian tennis player has reached the quarter finals of the ITF Tennis Tournament at Milovice, Czech Republic, ERR sport reports, after defeating local player Miriam Kolodziejova in straight sets, 6:2, 7:5.

Kaia Kanepi through to round two of Czech Republic ITF tournament

28.11.19 ... Estonian tennis player Kaia Kanepi is in action in the ITF World Tennis Tour W15 tournament in Milovice, Czech Republic on Thursday, facing local player Miriam Kolodziejova.

Estonian archer sets new youth record

27.11.19 ... Estonian youth archer Meeri-Mirta Paas (17) set a world record in her age group in the world championships in Strassen, Luxembourg, ERR reports.

Estonia defeats Denmark 9:4 in European Curling Championships

21.11.19 ... The Estonian women's team scored a crucial win in the 2019 Le Gruyere AOP European Curling Championships in Helsingborg, Sweden, on Thursday morning, defeating Denmark 9:4.

Estonia defeated 5-0 by Netherlands in final Euros qualifying game

20.11.19 ... Estonia lost 5-0 to the Netherlands in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening, in the final qualifying game for the 2020 European Championships, ERR's sports portal reports.

Hunt's Colts defeat Jacksonville Jaguars

18.11.19 ... Margus Hunt's Indianapolis Colts broke a two-game losing streak on Sunday, beating fellow AFC South team the Jacksonville Jaguars, 33-13, putting themselves back at the top of a very close division.

Paper: Jüri Vips finishes second in Macau Formula Three race

18.11.19 ... Estonian racing driver Jüri Vips (Hitech Racing) finished second at Sunday's FIA Formula Three Macau Grand Prix in his debut race for the Red Bull Junior team, which he only joined last week.

Margus Hunt: NFL season started out hard, getting better

17.11.19 ... Margus Hunt, Defensive Tackle for the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, gave a rare interview recently to ERR's sports portal, saying that he is happy at his current team, desipte offers from other teams coming in last spring.

Jüri Vips claims pole at Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix qualifying

15.11.19 ... Estonian racing driver Jüri Vips has clinched pole position for qualifying at this weekend's FIA Formula Three Macau Grand Prix.

Paper: World champion Järveoja not to receive hometown cash reward

15.11.19 ... While municipalities in Estonia traditionally provide cash rewards to its resident athletes who earn top spots in top competitions, rally co-driver Martin Järveoja, who clinched the 2019 WRC world champion title alongside driver Ott Tänak, will not receive a reward from Elva Municipality, regional paper Tartu Postimees writes.

Prosecutor's office discloses details of ski coach doping indictment

15.11.19 ... ERR has obtained details of the prosecution's case against Former ski coach Mati Alaver.

Counsel: Mati Alaver has not admitted wrongdoing

14.11.19 ... Former cross-country ski coach Mati Alaver was found guilty of inducing persons to use doping in agreement process. Alaver (65) does not admit wrongdoing.

Prosecutor Pern: Alaver's sentence was not too light

14.11.19 ... Taavi Pern, the prosecutor for the case against the former Estonian national ski coach Mati Alaver, said he did not think the sentence was too light and that it is more important to set a precedent when it comes to doping.

Former ski coach Alaver sentenced to probation for doping involvement

14.11.19 ... Harju County Court sentenced former national ski coach Mati Alaver to probation for facilitating doping activities on Thursday, ERR reports.

Anett Kontaveit anxious to shake off illness and start playing again

14.11.19 ... Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit is on the road to recovery from a viral infection which cut short her 2019 season in September.

Tallinn marathon to be held separately from half-marathon from 2020

13.11.19 ... The full marathon and half-marathon events at the annual Tallinn Marathon are to be held on separate days from 2020.

Forest fires halt Rally Australia, handing title to Tänak's new team

12.11.19 ... The final round of the World Rally Championship series in Australia has been canceled, due to extensive forest fires in the rally's host state of New South Wales.

Margus Hunt's Colts lose at home to Miami Dolphins

11.11.19 ... Margus Hunt's Indianapolis Colts lost their NFL Week 10 encounter at home on Sunday, 16-12, to the Miami Dolphins.

Kontaveit places 26th in last WTA rankings of the year

04.11.19 ... Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit has dropped on place in the final WTA rankings of the year, to 26th. Kaia Kanepi has dropped out of the top 100, by one place, to 101st, ERR's sports portal reports.

Hunt's Colts lose to Steelers

04.11.19 ... Marcus Hunt's Indianapolis Colts lost in their Week 9 game at the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, 26-24 in a close game which saw the lead change hands several times. The Colts missed the chance for another win by missing a Field Goal in the last few minutes of the game.

Gallery: Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Maicel Uibo talk sports on Hommik Anuga

03.11.19 ... In an appearance on Sunday's episode of weekly morning program Hommik Anuga, 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championship silver medalists Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Maicel Uibo spoke with host Anu Välba about their recent historic double medal and how they support one another as athletes.

Hyundai team boss: Tänak a truly valuable addition

02.11.19 ... Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team team boss Andrea Adamo has welcomed Ott Tänak's move to his team, just days after Tänak clinched the drivers' world title in Catalunya.

Official: Ott Tänak to leave Toyota for Hyundai

01.11.19 ... Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak, who clinched his first World Rally Championship (WRC) Drivers' Championship title at the Rally de España in Catalunya over the weekend, will be leaving Toyota Gazoo Racing to join Hyundai Motorsport as of the 2020 season.

Tänak praises Hyundai driver as possible new teammate

31.10.19 ... Speculation that newly-crowned WRC drivers' champion Ott Tänak may be headed for Hyundai continues to bubble along in the international media.

Tänak switch to Hyundai official this week, claims motorsport magazine

29.10.19 ... Speculation has been rife in the motorsports media that Ott Tänak, crowned WRC drivers' world champion on Sunday, would be leaving Toyota to drive for Hyundai next season, ERR's sports portal reports.

Margus Hunt's Colts win again

28.10.19 ... Rounding off a very successful weekend for Estonian sport, the NFL's Indianapolis Colts came from behind to win in the closing minutes of a closely-fought game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. The Colts feature Estonian Margus Hunt on their roster, who plays Defensive Tackle.

Video: Tänak and Järveoja take podium after WRC title victory

27.10.19 ... Ott Tänak and co-driver Martin Järveoja clinched the WRC Rally drivers' and co-drivers' titles for the 2019 season at Rally Catalunya, with one race to go in the season.

Video: Rally legend and Toyota manager Tommi Mäkinen's Tänak faith rewarded

27.10.19 ... Toyota Gazoo Sport team boss and rally legend Tommi Mäkinen found his faith in Ott Tänak rewarded when the Estonian clinched the WRC drivers' title in Catalunya on Sunday, something the Finn had been predicting for weeks.

Video: President Kersti Kaljulaid salutes WRC champions

27.10.19 ... President Kersti Kaljulaid issued a video congratulating Estonia's WRC champions Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja within minutes of them clinching Rally Catalunya and thus the drivers' and co-drivers' world titles, replete with a model Toyota Yaris – the vehicle the pair drove to victory this season.

Video: Tänak clinches WRC title on final points test

27.10.19 ... Estonian Ott Tänak was crowned WRC drivers' champion for the first time in his career at RallyRACC Catalunya-Rally España on Sunday, making him the first Estonian to win a sport historically dominated by Finns and, in recent decades, by two French drivers.

Ott Tänak crowned WRC drivers' world champion

27.10.19 ... Ott Tänak has become WRC World Champion, making him the first ever Estonian to take the title.

Tänak WRC maiden driver's bid chances in the balance in Catalunya

27.10.19 ... The WRC drivers' championship has gone right down to the wire coming into the final day of the RallyRACC Catalunya-Rally España on Sunday.

Tänak in fifth place after rally Catalunya day one

26.10.19 ... Estonian rally star Ott Tänak lies in fifth place going into the second day of RallyRACC Catalunya - Rally de Espana on Saturday, taking another step towards his maiden WRC title, helped by leading rival Sébastien Ogier (Citroën) of France having a bad day on Friday.

Tänak should clinch WRC title in Catalunya, says Toyota team boss

25.10.19 ... Ott Tänak should win the WRC drivers' title this weekend in Spain, team boss Tommi Mäkinen told ERR on Thursday.

Tänak in test runs ahead of Rally Catalunya

24.10.19 ... Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak (Toyota) is in Spain for the penultimate round of the WRC Rally Championship, still topping the table over Sébastien Ogier (Citroën) of France. Thursday's test run has already taken place, with Tänak and teammate Martin Järveoja fourth-fastest.

Hunt's Colts overcome Houston Texans at home

22.10.19 ... Margus Hunt's Indianapolis Colts won on Sunday, 30-23 at home against AFC South rivals the Houston Texans. The result puts the Colts at the top of the division, albeit currently the closest-fought in the NFL.

Javelin thrower Magnus Kirt shortlisted for European athlete of the year

22.10.19 ... The European Athletics Association, more commonly known as European Athletics and governing body of the sport within Europe, has shortlisted Estonian Javelin thrower Magnus Kirt for men's European athlete of the year, ERR's online sports portal reports.

Kanepi rises in women's tennis WTA rankings

21.10.19 ... In the newest women's tennis world rankings, two Estonians are back in the top 100. Anett Kontaveit remained in 25th place, while Kaia Kanepi has risen to 97th.

Kanepi out of Moscow's WTA Kremlin Cup

17.10.19 ... Kaia Kanepi lost to Dutch player Kiki Bertens on Thursday after three sets in Moscow at the WTA Tennis tournament's Kremlin Cup 2019.

Magnus Kirt undergoes shoulder surgery

17.10.19 ... Athlete and javelin thrower Magnus Kirt, who was injured in the Doha World Championships, will undergo surgery in Estonia at the end of the week.

Speed skater Saskia Alusalu starts season with record-breaking time

14.10.19 ... Estonian speed skater Saskia Alusalu set a new national record for 3000 meters at a race in Inzell, Germany on Sunday.

What the papers say: State-run companies and Anett Kontaveit

11.10.19 ... China, the new European Commissioners living arrangements in Brussels, the idiosyncrasies of Eesti Post, and the de facto end of a tennis star's season were in the papers on Friday, Oct. 11.

Gallery: Javelin Silver medalist Magnus Kirt arrives home

08.10.19 ... Estonian athlete Magnus Kirt arrived home late on Monday night, following his World Championship Silver medal triumph in Doha, Qatar.
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