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Statistics: Estonian winter sports has already exceeded last year's results

25.01.21 NEWS ... While there have been more succesful seasons in Estonian winter sports history, Estonian athletes have already gained more points this year than they did for the entire season last year, ERR's sports portal reports.

Kalev/Cramo gets second United League win of season

25.01.21 NEWS ... BC Kalev/Cramo defeated BC Tsmoki-Minsk 80:72 in the VTB United League, vaulting Tsmoki-Minsk to eleventh place in the season standings.

Marten Liiv posts Estonian record, reaches Division A in 500m

25.01.21 NEWS ... Speed skater Marten Liiv made history at an International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup in Heerenveen, becoming the first Estonian to compete in a Division A race, posting an Estonian record in the process.

Tänak out of WRC Monte Carlo Rally, Ogier wins

22.01.21 NEWS ... The Estonian duo of Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja (Hyundai) dropped out of the opening round of the 2021 WRC season in Monte Carlo on day two, after a double puncture in Saturday's first two stages cost them time, ERR's sports portal reports. This followed a strong start on the opening day, Thursday. Veteran driver Sebastien Ogier won in the Toyota Yaris.

Kadri-Ann Lass and Uni Gyor notch first EuroCup win of the season

22.01.21 NEWS ... Estonian women's national team basketball center Kadri-Ann Lass and her home club Uni Gyor notched their first win in EuroCup action on Thursday, defeating Ukrainian club BC Prometey 83:56.

Kontaveit from isolation: I am trying to maintain my mood

21.01.21 NEWS ... Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit is currently isolating in her hotel room ahead of the Australian Open Grand Slam event. She spoke to ETV's "Ringvaade" on Wednesday about the situation and how she spends her days in her hotel room.

Tänak looking to start WRC season with victory at Monte Carlo

21.01.21 NEWS ... The new World Rally Championship (WRC) season will take off in Monte Carlo at 3.08 p.m. Estonian time on Thursday. Estonian driver Ott Tänak (Hyundai) said his goal is to capture the season title and that last year's complications have only made his team better.

Culture minister proposes athletes be vaccinated for Olympic qualifications

19.01.21 NEWS ... Outgoing Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas (Isamaa) wrote in a proposal to the Ministry of Social Affairs that the ministry should also consider athletes when drawing up vaccination schedules. Lukas would see athletes vaccinated after health care and frontline workers.

Government green-lights Tartu Ski Marathon

19.01.21 NEWS ... On Tuesday, the government decided to allow the organization of the Estoloppet series ski marathons for 2021.

Kalev/Cramo handed eighth United League loss by Zenit

19.01.21 NEWS ... On Monday, Estonian basketball club BC Kalev/Cramo hosted VTB United League standings leader Zenit Saint Petersburg. Kalev, who played with a short bench, had to admit 51:87 defeat, their eighth loss of the season.

Snowfall has opened ski trails around Estonia

18.01.21 NEWS ... Recent weather conditions have led to there being a solid enough winter for skiing in Estonia. As a result, many ski trails are now open and conditioned for people to go cross-country skiing but people should still follow rules - both for the coronavirus and for general politeness.

Tomingas comes in 23rd in first career mass start

18.01.21 NEWS ... Estonian biathlete Tuuli Tomingas participated in her first career mass start event in Oberhof, Germany, on Sunday, finishing 23rd in the 30-person race.

Speed skater matches own, domestic record in Netherlands

16.01.21 NEWS ... Speed skater Marten Liiv took tenth place in the European Championships in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, Saturday, matching the Estonian record over 500 meters – which he himself set – in the process, ERR's sports portal reports.

Tuuli Tomingas finishes 20th in World Cup sprint in Oberhof

15.01.21 NEWS ... Estonian biathlete Tuuli Tomingas came in 20th in the women's sprint discipline of the Biathlon World Cup event in Oberhof, Germany, on Thursday. Tomingas was perfect in the shooting rounds and will participate in the mass start on Sunday, January 17.

Jüri Vips officially announced as full participant in next Formula 2 season

15.01.21 NEWS ... Estonian racing driver Jüri Vips will participate in the next Formula 2 season as part of the Hitech Grand Prix team. The Estonian's team-mate for the season will be New Zealand driver Liam Lawson, the series announced on Friday.

COVID-stricken Kalev/Cramo loses in VTB United League

15.01.21 NEWS ... Estonian basketball team BC Kalev/Cramo, playing with eight players, lost their first match after a pause forced upon them by an outbreak of the coronavirus within the team. Kalev had to admit 61:87 defeat to BC Avtodor in the VTB United League.

Rally Estonia included in WRC calendar through 2022 season

14.01.21 NEWS ... Rally Estonia will remain a part of the World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar in 2021, set to take place in Tartu and southern Estonia on July 15-18. At a press conference on Wednesday, the rally organizers announced that Rally Estonia will also be a WRC event in 2022.

Football: National team loses 1-0 to top Hungarian club Ferencváros

13.01.21 NEWS ... The national football team has lost its first game with new manager Thomas Häberl at the helm, 1-0, against legendary Hungarian club Ferencváros TC on Tuesday afternoon, ERR's sports portal reports.

Estonian national football team to face Hungarian club on Tuesday afternoon

12.01.21 NEWS ... At 4.55 p.m. Estonian time, the national football team will face Hungarian club Ferencvaros in a training match. ERR's sports portal will broadcast the match live, available here.

Women's national hockey team hoping on financial help from supporters

11.01.21 NEWS ... After a 12-year hiatus, the Estonian women's national team has once again gathered in hopes of competing at an international level soon. Team manager and player Katrin Talvak spoke to ETV's sports news on Sunday.

Last-gasp goal gives Estonia aggregate win over Bosnia

11.01.21 NEWS ... On Sunday, the Estonian men's national handball team lost 19:21 to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the second phase of the qualification tournament for the 2022 European Men's Handball Championship, winning the match-up by one goal.

Shelves empty of sports equipment as a result of COVID-19 restrictions

11.01.21 NEWS ... In addition to sports tourism to other counties as a result of COVID-19 restrictions closing all gyms in Harju County, shopping malls have sold out of most, if not all, of their sports equipment.

Kontaveit out of Abu Dhabi doubles

09.01.21 NEWS ... Anett Kontaveit and her partner Darja Kasatkina (Russia) have lost their second round women's doubles encounter at the Abu Dhabi Open, ERR's sports portal reports.

Video: 12 strikes nominated for best goal of Premium League season

08.01.21 NEWS ... Starting Thursday, football portal Soccernet.ee opened fan voting for the Estonian Premium League's best goal of the season.

Kelly Sildaru reaches finals in Freeski World Cup event in Austria

08.01.21 NEWS ... Kelly Sildaru finished fifth in the Big Air qualification at the World Cup event held in Kreischberg, Austria, on Thursday and will compete in the finals on Friday evening.

Anett Kontaveit through to second round in doubles' in Abu Dhabi

08.01.21 NEWS ... Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit, along with her partner Darja Kasatkina, is through to the second round of the WTA 500 doubles' tournament held in Abu Dhabi.

National football team's year to start against Hungarian top-flight club

07.01.21 NEWS ... The Estonian men's national football team will begin their year with a training camp in Spain, during which they will face off against Hungarian legend club Ferencvarosi TC, played at 5.30 p.m. Estonian time on January 12.

National handball team gets first win in 2022 Euro qualifiers

07.01.21 NEWS ... The Estonian national men's handball team defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 24:21 on Wednesday to gain their first points in the second phase of the qualification tournament for the 2022 European Men's Handball Championship.

Kontaveit out in Abu Dhabi opening round

06.01.21 NEWS ... Anett Kontaveit has lost in the first round Abu Dhabi Open to Veronika Kudermetova in straight sets, 7:5, 6:1.

Thomas Häberli announced as new national football team manager

05.01.21 NEWS ... Swiss Thomas Häberli has started as the next manager for the Estonian men's national football team with his staff consisting of Norbert Hurt, Michael Müller and Estonian football legends Andres Oper and Mart Poom.

Six Estonian tennis players in WTA rankings to start year

05.01.21 NEWS ... The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) world singles' rankings now list six Estonians as 19-year old Helena Narmont was added this week.

Tuuli Tomingas takes biathlon crown in Estonian championships

04.01.21 NEWS ... The Estonian championships in biathlon took place over the weekend in Otepää with Tuuli Tomingas dominating the women's disciplines.

Kalev/Cramo United League game off after players get infected with COVID-19

04.01.21 NEWS ... A VTB United League game between Estonian club BC Kalev/Cramo and Parma Basket scheduled for Monday was cancelled after Kalev players were diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Hunt and Bengals finish season with 35-point loss to Ravens

04.01.21 NEWS ... Estonian defensive lineman Margus Hunt and his home team Cincinnati Bengals finished off their National Football League (NFL) with a 38:3 loss to division rival Baltimore Ravens. Hunt stood out with two consecutive pass deflections, the latter leading to an interception.

Tänak and Järveoja named athletes of the year

04.01.21 NEWS ... WRC rally pair Ott Tänak / Martin Järveoja were named Athlete of the Year with freestyle skier Kelly Sildaru capturing her fifth Youth Athlete of the Year award, ERR's sports portal reported on Sunday.

Tennis: Helen Narmont in career-first ITF semi-final spot

02.01.21 NEWS ... Tennis player Helena Narmont reached the semi-finals of an International Tennis Foundation (ITF) competition for the first time in her career Friday, ERR's sports portal reports, at the Monastir tournament in Tunisia.

US basketball player Wembi joins University of Tartu team

29.12.20 NEWS ... Basketball player Emmanuel Wembi is to join the ranks of the Champions League (Meistriliiga) University of Tartu team, ERR's sports portal reports.

Hunt plays pivotal role in Bengals win at Houston

28.12.20 NEWS ... Defensive linesman Margus Hunt, Estonia's sole current representative in the National Football League, was instrumental in securing a rare win for his team, the Cincinnati Bengals, on the penultimate week of the 2020 regular season ERR's sports portal reports.

Rauno Sappinen and Kristina Bannikova chosen as footballers of the year

21.12.20 NEWS ... The titles of Footballer of the Year for 2020 went to Rauno Sappinen (FC Flora) and Kristina Bannikova (Pärnu JK Vaprus). FC Flora manager Jürgen Henn was picked as Manager of the Year.

Tiidrek Nurme comes in third at Taipei Marathon

21.12.20 NEWS ... Estonian marathon runner Tiidrek Nurme participated in the annual Taipei Marathon in Taiwan on Sunday, achieving a third-place finish in the full marathon.

Kalev/Cramo dominates in domestic cup final, Tartu Ülikool best among women

21.12.20 NEWS ... The 2020 PAF Supercup domestic cup reached its conclusion on Sunday evening, as BC Kalev/Cramo hoisted the title after a 39-point beatdown on Rakvere Tarvas. The women's tournament final saw Tartu Ülikool/Kalev defeat rivals Tallinna Ülikool 72:55.

Tanel Kangert and Janika Lõiv chosen as cyclists of the year

18.12.20 NEWS ... The Estonian Cyclists' Union chose EF Education–Nippo cyclist Tanel Kangert as the best male cyclist of 2020 and mountain biker Janika Lõiv as the best woman cyclist of 2020.

Estonia's all-time best male tennis player Jürgen Zopp retires

18.12.20 NEWS ... While not a major force in the world, Jürgen Zopp can be considered as the best Estonian male tennis player to ever play. The 32-year old has decided to conclude a succesful career after multiple titles.

Põlva Serviti reaches European Cup top 16, HC Tallinn out after loss

14.12.20 NEWS ... While the second leg of Põlva Serviti's EHF European Cup 1/16 finals matchup against Czech team Dukla Prague ended with a 17:22 loss for the Estonian team, their first leg victory was enough to grant them passage to the top-16 draw. HC Tallinn is out of the tournament after a 24:27 loss to Swedish side Ystads IF.

Kristjan Tamm wins ITF tournament in Tunisia

14.12.20 NEWS ... Estonian tennis player Kristjan Tamm (ATP 725th) won an International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournament held in Tunisia, defeating tournament second-ranked Russian Artem Dubrivnyy 2:1 in the final.

Latest government restrictions cause problem for swimming clubs

10.12.20 NEWS ... A recent government restriction which means sports training for children will be off the table from Monday as schools also close amid rising COVID-19 rates has run into a problem already, since while the training sessions may be off, children can still swim – pools themselves are not closed – but without getting any formal training.

Jüri Vips confirmed for full Red Bull F1 test at Abu Dhabi

10.12.20 NEWS ... Estonian racing driver Jüri Vips will get the chance to test the Red Bull Formula One car at Abu Dhabi at the weekend, scene of the final race of the season.

Estonia to face Belgium, Wales in football world cup qualifiers

08.12.20 NEWS ... Estonia's national football team will face Belarus, Belgium, the Czech Republic and Wales in qualification rounds for the 2022 World Cup, following Monday's draw.

Tänak finishes in second place in Monza, third for the season

06.12.20 NEWS ... Frenchman Sebastien Ogier (Toyota) has won the Rally Monza and the title of world champion, ahead of Ott Tänak (Hyundai) in second place who closes the season in third, ahead of Welshman Elfyn Evans (Toyota).

Tänak lying fourth in Rally Monza

05.12.20 NEWS ... Ott Tänak is currently lying in fourth place at the season-ending WRC Rally Monza in Italy. The reigning world champion would need to pick up maximum points at the race to retain his title.

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