A format change means N.B.A. players like Slovenia’s Luka Doncic are unable to participate in most of the qualifying games, likely costing their countries a slot.
www.nytimes.com | 12/8/18
Sport in Slovenia is led by four main team sports: football, basketball, ice hockey, handball. Individual sports including tennis, cycling, athletics, and skiing are also popular. Slovenia also has competed in eleven summer and winter Olympic Games. Slovenia is also famous for its extreme sportspeople, such as ultramarathon swimmer Martin Strel and Davo Karničar, the only person to ski down Mount Everest.