09.04.20 ... The emergency situation declared due to the coronavirus outbreak put an abrupt end to the local basketball season, but clubs are able to take part in a basketball e-sports league from April 22.
09.04.20 ... President of the Estonian Olympic Committee (EOK) Urmas Sõõrumaa has proposed to the state to support private sports facilities in a time of crisis.
08.04.20 ... Estonian skiers Andreas Veerpalu and Karel Tammjärv, who were banned from international competitions after using blood doping, also used growth hormone for doping purposes, brief summaries of the International Ski Federation (FIS) cases reveal. Former ski coach Mati Alaver has accepted all the charges against him.
07.04.20 ... The executive committee of the Estonian Olympic Committee (EOK) decided at its virtual meeting on Monday that the plenary meeting, at which the committee's governing bodies will be elected, shall be convened on the fourth Monday after the emergency situation has ended.
06.04.20 ... The Word Rally Championship (WRC) has launched an online search to crown the greatest WRC driver of all time. Rally fans can have their say by voting in the step-by-step daily contest.
06.04.20 ... As with other athletes and people from many walks of life, the current situation has hit tennis hard, Secretary General of the Estonian Tennis Association Allar Hint told ERR.
03.04.20 ... The supplementary budget presented to the Riigikogu by the coalition government on Thursday includes a €3 million aid package to Estonian sports.
02.04.20 ... Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas (Isamaa) said on Thursday that he would support returning broadcasting rights of the Olympics to Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR).
31.03.20 ... Estonian long-distance runner Roman Fosti announced on social media that he was arrested in Kenya for running in a group and had to spend seven hours in police custody.
31.03.20 ... The International Olympic Committee has earmarked the date of July 23, 2021, for the Tokyo Olympics to begin after being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Estonian Olympic Committee now expects information on any changes to the qualifying process.
30.03.20 ... In spite of the difficult situation, reigning world rally champion Ott Tänak is enjoying a long period together with his family.
30.03.20 ... The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has assured that it would continue to test "where possible" while remaining in line with protocols set out by governmental and health organisations amid a coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the global sporting calendar.
28.03.20 ... BC Kalev/Cramo basketball team, who have reigned supreme in Estonia for a decade, have terminated all contracts with its players and are facing an uncertain future.
26.03.20 ... Estonian national football team striker Henri Anier's contract with Go Ahead Eagles has been terminated due to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.
26.03.20 ... The Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021, the first such delay in the Games' 124-year modern history. The delay entails additional expenses for all parties, including the Estonian Olympic Committee.
26.03.20 ... As a result of the continued global spread of the coronavirus, the next two rounds of the World Rally Championship – Rally Portugal and Rally Italy – have been postponed.
24.03.20 ... The International Olympic Committee and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have concluded the Tokyo 2020 Olympics must be postponed, and held no later than the summer of 2021, the IOC and Tokyo 2020 organisers said on Tuesday.
24.03.20 ... Two-time epee fencing European champion Erika Kirpu is not afraid of the novel coronavirus despite living in Northern Italy, the flash point of the pandemic.
23.03.20 ... Due to the emergency situation caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the Estonian Basketball Association has decided to cancel all national championships. The association will not name a champion this year for the first time since 1942.
16.03.20 ... Margus Hunt is to leave the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, ERR's sports portal reports.
15.03.20 ... Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak and co-pilot Martin Järveoja, racing for Hyundai, finished the prematurely ended Rally Mexico in second place, 27.8 seconds behind winner Sebastien Ogier (Toyota).
14.03.20 ... Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak and co-driver Martin Järveoja, racing for Hyundai, ended their first full day of Rally Mexico in fourth place, 33.4 seconds behind leader Sebastien Ogier (Toyota).
13.03.20 ... Rally Mexico, the third race in the 2020 WRC championship, is underway, with Ott Tänak currently in third place after two short stages Thursday.
12.03.20 ... Estonian national team footballer Ilya Antonov's home club, Ararat-Armenia, defeated rivals Gandzasar in the semi-finals of that country's national football tournament, 1:0, ERR's sports portal reports.
12.03.20 ... Estonian Daisy Kudre won bronze on Wednesday in the sprint distance at the European Ski Orienteering Championships currently underway in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.
10.03.20 ... For the second time, the Estonian Draughts Federation was granted rights by the World Draughts Federation (FMJD) to organize the World Checkers/Draughts Championship in Tallinn. The next World Checkers Championship will take place in Tallinn from March 13-31.
09.03.20 ... The Biathlon World Cup stage at Novo Mesto, the Czech Republic, continued on Saturday, March 7 with the relay race stage. The Estonian team remained high up in the competition until the round of the third relay, finishing 16th. The Norwegian team earned their fourth win this season.
09.03.20 ... Estonian skier Regina Oja finished 28th in the Biathlon World Cup stage in Nove Mesto, the Czech Republic at the weekend. Norwegian Tirill Eckhoff won the mass start race for the second time, with a time of 30:00,8.
05.03.20 ... The Junior Figure Skating World Championships started in Tallinn on Wednesday, with Aleksandr Selevko of Estonia finished fourth with 80.87 points
05.03.20 ... Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas said on Vikerraadio's "Stuudios on peaminister" program that he is working toward Rally Estonia taking place.
04.03.20 ... The recent cancellation of Rally Estonia has caused at least two World Rally Championship (WRC) teams to change their plans, ERR's sports portal reports.
03.03.20 ... The draw for the football UEFA Nations League competition takes place this evening, with the Estonian team in the pot.
03.03.20 ... Top former sprinter Kerron Stewart (Jamaica) was in Estonia recently, holding a two-day training session ETV current affairs show "Aktuaalne kaamera" reported Monday night.
29.02.20 ... The Estonian team came sixth in the mixed biathlon relay at the European Open biathlon championships in Minsk, Belarus, ERR's sports portal reports.
28.02.20 ... Recent news that Rally Estonia, a promotional event for the World Rally Championship series which last year attracted some major names including Estonia's own Ott Tänak, is to be scrapped for 2020 may have come as a shock to many, but the signs were already there a few days before, according to an article on United States-based rally blog and driving school website Dirtfish. There are also some hopeful signs that a rapprochement between the rally's organizers and Estonia's governing motorsports body might unfold, which would be just as well, since Estonia has not done itself any favors so far with the move.
26.02.20 ... Rally Estonia will not take place in 2020, organizers announced on Wednesday, citing organizational issues and a conflicting outlook with Estonia's motorsport governing body, according to Baltic News Service.
26.02.20 ... Anett Kontaveit is out of the WTA Qatar Ladies Open in Doha, after losing to Alyna Sabarenka of Belarus in three sets, 5:7, 6:2, 5:7.
25.02.20 ... Finnish rally legend and current Toyota boss Tommi Mäkinen says that he let bygones be bygones long ago, regarding Ott Tänak's decision to quit the WRC team – the team he clinched the world title with – at the end of last season.
25.02.20 ... Anett Kontaveit beat Anastasia Sevastova of Latvia in straight sets in the Qatar Ladies Open in Doha on Monday afternoon.
24.02.20 ... Top Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit faces off against Anastasia Sevastova of Latvia on Estonian Independence Day, at the Qatar Open in Doha, ERR's online sports portal reports.
21.02.20 ... Anett Kontaveit was knocked out of the Dubai WTA tennis tournament on Thursday evening, losing in two sets 6:7 (4:7), 1:6 to Petra Martic of Croatia, ERR's sports portal reports.
20.02.20 ... Anett Kontaveit is through to the quarter finals of the WTA Dubai tennis tournament after overcoming Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Ukraine in two, closely-fought sets, 7:6 (5), 7:5. Kontaveit rescued the second set from the brink of defeat to go on to win.
19.02.20 ... The former leader of the Reform party Hanno Pevkur, who has previously held several ministerial positions, will leave politics if he is elected as the new president of the European Volleyball League (CEV).
19.02.20 ... Anett Kontaveit is through to the second round of the WTA Dubai tennis tournament after beating Sorana Cirstea of Romania in straight sets, 6:1, 6:3.
18.02.20 ... Anett Kontaveit is in action in round one of the WTA tournament in Dubai Tuesday evening, against Sorana Cirstea of Romania, ERR's sports portal reports.
18.02.20 ... Under the new law, a sporting scholarship can be tax-exempt to a level up to 12 times the minimum monthly wage per calendar year. While tax-free scholarships had already been paid to athletes, these did not include social taxes and the resulting guarantees.
17.02.20 ... Estonia's top two women's tennis players, Anett Kontaveit and Kaia Kanepi, both fell two places in the latest Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings.
16.02.20 ... The victory of Rally Sweden that only covered half the initial distance due to poor weather conditions went to Elfyn Evans (Toyota) with Ott Tänak (Hyundai) losing 12.7 seconds after the power stage held on Sunday.
15.02.20 ... Ott Tänak finished second after the first full day of competition at Rally Sweden, according to ERR's sports portal.
14.02.20 ... Rally Sweden, the second stage of the 2020 WRC championship, runs this weekend on a shortened circuit, required due to a lack of snow.