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Budapest conditionally agrees to athletics world championship

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

A left-wing commentator thinks that the deal reached to build a world class athletics stadium in the capital will be a test of how “dual power” will work. READ MORE

Maccabi Games seen as a model for Hungarian identity building

Friday, August 9th, 2019

The leading pro-government daily lauds the European Maccabi Games organized in Budapest, and suggests that Hungary should also launch a similar global sports competition to strengthen Hungarian identity. READ MORE

Hungary to host 2027 aquatics world championship

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
A pro-government and a left-wing commentator offer diametrically opposed interpretations of FINA’s decision to accept Hungary’s candidacy to host the 2027 aquatics World Championship in Budapest.


Football as a metaphor of politics

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

A pro-government columnist claims that the World Cup shows that national feeling is an inherent part of human nature, and those politicians who choose to ignore this are making a huge mistake. A left-wing columnist criticizes the Hungarian football funding system. READ MORE

FINA World Aquatics Championship in Budapest

Monday, July 17th, 2017

A left-wing weekly and a centrist commentator accuse the government of using the water sports championship for propaganda purposes and corruption. A pro-government pundit finds such accusations pathetic and politically motivated. READ MORE

Swimming coach resigns as his gang rape conviction emerges – 55 years on

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Following the resignation of László Kiss, the coach of Hungary’s national swimming team, pundits disagree on whether his youthful conviction weighs more than the 16 Olympic gold medals he helped to win over the past decades.


Failures in football, success in swimming

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Both national left-wing dailies compare PM Orbán’s plans to revive Hungarian football to Goulash-communism, the Hungarian version of Soviet-style socialism. The two pro-government newspapers celebrate the victories achieved by Hungary at the swimming world championship in Barcelona. READ MORE