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Zátopek! – review

The Guardian |
19 June 2012

In 1952, the legendary Czech long-distance runner Emil Zátopek took Olympic gold in both the 5,000 and 10,000-metre races. On a whim, he decided to enter the marathon, despite never having attempted the distance before. He won that, too. Emily Howard's short opera is, like its subject, almost insanely ambitious.

Czech president condemns 'aggressive' Heartland Institute adverts

The Guardian |
11 May 2012

Václav Klaus condemns thinktank's campaign but says he will still proceed with his keynote speech at the forthcoming conference.

Czechs scramble for Easter eggs as shortage bites into festive fun

The Guardian |
10 April 2012

European shortfall reported after farmers' failure to meet EU rules results in price hikes, and rationing in Germany.

Villa Tugendhat, Brno – review

The Guardian |
10 April 2012

Mies van der Rohe's Villa Tugendhat, a paragon of light and spacious living and the inspiration for Simon Mawer's 2009 novel The Glass Room, has been restored to its 1930s glory and is now open to all.

Václav Havel: another side to the story

The Guardian |
20 December 2011

The Czech leader was a brave man, but the voices of those who lost out after communism's demise are seldom heard.

Václav Havel: a life in pictures

The Guardian |
19 December 2011

Václav Havel, playwright and former leader of the Czech Republic, has died. The dissident writer became Czechoslovakia's first post-communist president after leading the 'velvet revolution'.

Jan Švankmajer: Puppets and politics

The Guardian |
6 December 2011

Surreal, grotesque and censor-baiting, Jan Švankmajer's films have been getting him into trouble for years.

Not only here for the beer: Moravia, the Czech Republic's wine region

The Guardian |
10 November 2011

The Czech wine season bursts into life this week, giving our writer the perfect excuse to head to the region of Moravia to sample this year's harvest.

Wimbledon 2011: Petra Kvitová beats Victoria Azarenka for final place

The Guardian |
1 July 2011

Petra Kvitová became the first left-handed player to reach a Wimbledon ladies' singles final since her compatriot and idol Martina Navrátilová in 1994, by defeating Victoria Azarenka.

How to dodge the stodge in Prague

The Guardian |
15 November 2010

Czech cuisine used to be all about dumplings. But a gourmet revolution is now turning the capital into a foodie destination.

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