Before independence, Estonians were the best in the whole Russian empire in athletics, wrestling and weightlifting. Estonian sport was therefore born before the independent state. Furthermore, it was an important factor in the national awakening. Several great figures of national politics, among them the first president Konstantin Päts, belonged to the sports association "Kalev". It is thus no surprise that sportsmen have always been held in high regard in Estonia.
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The Estonian triple jumper Kaire Leibak decided to part with her trainers Kersti and Mehis Viru and go on her way in athletics with Andrei Nazarov. Even if she was not spared by the injuries these last few years – she had missed the World Championship the last year – Kaire never managed so far to reach again her level when she won the 2006 Worl
Mister President, what do the Olympic Games mean to you? For me, the Olympic Games – the summer games more so than the winter games – are the most impressive event for bringing the countries and nations of the world together. No other occasion is as proud, big and noble. The Olympic movement involves more countries than the UN has member states
The play-off matches for the Fed Cup World Group, against Belgium, promises to be complicated for the estonian team. Tennis aces Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin have agreed to play for the Belgian Fed Cup team again. Fed Cup coach Sabine Appelmans confirmed their comeback this morning. Besides Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin, Belgium can also count
Estonia's classic specialist Andrus Veerpalu prepared for one distance at the Olympic Games - the 50km mass start classic race. He decided to skip the relay race and prepare at home by using Tartu Marathon as a preparation race. I read and heart that some people say that he is the luckiest athlete at title competitions for the past decade or accuse
The 39th Tartu Marathon will take place on February 21. The 63 km track will start from Tehvandi Sports Centre in Otepää and finish in Elva, at the Tartu County Health Sport Centre. This year the event celebrates its 50th anniversary with the largest number of registered participants (6500 people) over twenty years. Big names will be there as thr
After relegation in 2008, Estonia won one of the 2009 Europe/Africa Group III events to return to Group II for 2010. They had not advanced past the first round of Group II in their 5 appearances, but this weekend they defeated Hungary team 4-1 at Coral Tennis Club Tallinn. Adam Kellner, Hungary, def. Jaak Poldma, Estonia, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Jurgen Zopp
Estonian defender Enar Jaager is currently on trial with New York Red Bulls. After Red Bulls sporting director brought Joel Lindpere to the club, he is now casting his eye over another Estonian international who will hopefully fill the slot at right back. Red Bulls coach Hans Backe said it was a mere coincidence that Jaager was also Estonian after
Estonia will face the World champions Italy and two 2010 World Cup finalists in Serbia and Slovenia in Group C, which also includes Northern Ireland and Faroe Islands. We can trust Estonia to make the other teams hot, especially at home!
The fastest man on the 63km ski track of 39th Tartu Maraton in Estonia was Anders Aukland (with 2:59:41) from Norway. The second place belonged to Joergen Brink (2:59:42) and third to Oskar Svaerd (2:59:42), both from Sweden. Anders Aukland, the winner of the second consecutive year said that is was a difficult race and the track was very good. “
Kristina Smigun-Vaehi from Estonia showed great shape by getting the silver medal. She started in front of all of the other medal candidates, but paced herself well. On 7.3K it seemed that Kalla is going her own way and only increasing the gap, but Smigun was able to ski hard during the last 2.5K and made victory for Kalla hard to get - at the end,