Friday, 27 March 2020

Sport

Czech Olympic Chief: When Tokyo Games do happen they will say world is back in business

Radio Prague |
27 March 2020

The 32nd Olympic Games, which had been set for Tokyo this July and August, have been put back by at least a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. What does the world's biggest sporting postponement to date mean for the Czech Republic's athletes? And how hard has it hit the Czech Olympic Committee's budget?

Dana Zátopková - Olympic gold winner and national sweetheart

Radio Prague |
24 March 2020

Dana Zátopková – one of the greatest Czech sportswomen of all time and a national sweetheart – died last Friday at the blessed age of 97.

Olympic champion Dana Zátopková dies aged 97

Brno Daily |
16 March 2020

Athlete Dana Zátopková passed away on March 13th. She had a successful javelin career, winning Olympic medals and European championships and breaking the javelin world record. She was also a decorated Czech citizen, a recipient of the Medal of Merit and the Olympic Order.

13 March 1950: When propaganda, a pub brawl put defending world hockey champs 'on ice'

Radio Prague |
13 March 2020

Czechoslovakia had arguably the best national ice hockey team in the world for years after the Second World War – despite the Communists side-lining a slew of "politically unreliable" star players on the road to building socialism.

Children's football starting up again for 2020

By Paul Lysek | Prague Daily Monitor |
4 Mar 2020

Last year was the first for the Prague Raptors Children's Football Academy. We came starting day one and although neither of my boys showed much enthusiasm, the experience was great. No stress, no negativity and no pressure. This year's academy opens next Tuesday so bring your kids and have a great time!

Biathlon World Cup in Czech Republic to be closed to fans because of coronavirus

Insidethegames.biz |
4 March 2020

This week's International Biathlon Union (IBU) Wiorld Cup in Nové Město na Moravě in the Czech Republic has been closed to the public because of the coronavirus.

Japan clinch third WBSC Under-18 Men's Softball World Cup title, Czechs get bronze

Insidethegames.biz |
3 March 2020

Japan were crowned winners of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Under-18 Men's Softball World Cup for the third time after beating Australia in the final. The Czech Republic earned a narrow 2-0 win over Argentina to complete the podium places at the tournament.

Czech Olympic Committee launches new sustainability project

Insidethegames.biz |
3 March 2020

The Czech Olympic Committee (COC) has launched a sustainability project called "As Sustainable as Possible" - or ASAP for short. The aim of the project is to improve sustainability by creating and implementing strategies or - where possible - improving existing ones.

World Cup big air skiing held in Deštné this weekend

CBC.ca |
27 February 2020

Fans of freestyle skiing can look forward to this weekend's World Cup big air event held in Deštné in Orlické mountains, starting with the women's event on Friday.

Historic win for Czech Republic over Canada at World Cup

Stuff.co.nz |
25 February 2020

Right-handed pitcher Jakub Osicka claimed 14 strikeouts in an historic Czech Republic 9-2 win over Canada as the European champions, who scored in every turn at bat, beat the eight-time medallists for the second time at junior level.

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