Thursday, 17 October 2019

Sport

Brazil playing Czechs in March friendly

The Washington Post/AP |
21 January 2019

Brazil will play the Czech Republic in a friendly in Prague to prepare for the Copa America. The match will be on March 26 at the 21,000-seat Eden Arena, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Friday.

Cross-country skiing in Czechia

Radio Prague |
21 January 2019

Cross-country skiing is becoming the thing "to do" in the Czech Republic. In the past two or three decades, more Czechs preferred downhill skiing either at home or in one of Europe's Alpine countries, such as neighbouring Austria. Nowadays, the number of cross-country skiing enthusiasts matches those who prefer to head for the slopes and lifts.

Ester Ledecká chooses skiing world championships over snowboard worlds

CBC.ca |
18 January 2019

Skier-snowboarder Ester Ledecká has decided to compete in the Alpine skiing world championships next month instead of the snowboard worlds.

Petr Čech to retire after this season

Prague Daily Monitor |
16 Jan 2019

Petr Čech, the country's most famous international footballer announced that he was retiring after the English Premier League season ends this summer.

The year in Czech sport - from Ledecká to Kometa

Radio Prague |
31 December 2018

Ledecká stuns world with historic Olympic success; Czechs take seven medals in Pyeongchang; doubles star Siniaková drives Fed Cup glory; Plzeň win fifth championship in seven seasons; and Kometa lift back to back ice hockey titles.

Tickets now on sale for 2019 Czech Grand Prix

Brno Daily |
11 December 2018

There are 235 days left until the next Czech Grand Prix. Tickets are now on sale with a special Christmas discount.

Šonka comes home in triumph

Prague TV |
23 November 2018

Czech pilot Martin Šonka was in Prague with his trophy from winning the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. After an uncertain start to the season, he won four of the last five races in the eight-race season. He was particularly happy to bring the trophy home during the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia.

Jágr chosen as the face of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games hockey tournament

Radio Prague |
22 November 2018

Jaromír Jágr is to be the public face of the ice hockey tournament at Beijing's Winter Olympic Games in 2022. Jágr thus joins Canadian legend Wayne Gretzky among the personalities that are helping prepare and develop Chinese ice hockey. But it is not only on the level of personalities that cooperation is growing.

Šonka wins Red Bull Air Race Championship

Prague TV |
20 November 2018

Czech pilot Martin Šonka dominated the last race of the Red Bull Air Race 2018 season in Fort Worth, Texas, and won the title of world champion.

Šonka wins 2018 Red Bull Air Race

FAI |
19 November 2018

Martin Šonka has won the 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championship following a nail-biting final race in Fort Worth, Texas. The pressure could not have been higher for the Czech pilot, who was last to fly and had to win the race to win the overall Championship. "This race was incredible. It couldn't end up better than this," he said. "It was a beautiful race with everything in it." Šonka was one of the favourites to win, but as he entered the final leg of the race the points spread meant any one of three pilots could win and take the World Championship title.

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