Thursday, 22 February 2018
National | Sport | ČTK

The former Czech ice-hockey goalkeeper and a member of the Chamber of Deputies, Milan Hnilicka (ANO), a gold medalist from the 1998 Nagano Olympics, became the government commissioner for sports, Hnilicka told journalists on Wednesday.

Life | Sport | ČTK

The strongest possible Czech team, Karolina Pliskova, Barbora Strycova, Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova, will appear in the Fed Cup 1st round battle to be held in Prague next week, in which their rivals will be the Swiss.

Sport | Brno Daily

With its emphasis on sportsmanship, cricket is a true celebration of internationalism, diversity, and tolerance. This is also a belief held by Brno Cricket Club (BCC), who have been working tirelessly to promote the sport in South Moravia.

Sport | ČTK

The football club Sparta Praha bought Romanian midfielder Nicolae Stanciu from Anderlecht for EUR 4.6 million, according to ČTK's information, which makes Stanciu the most expensive player in the history of the top Czech league.

Sport | ČTK

Javelin champion Barbora Špotáková will not take part in competitions this season because she is pregnant and her second child is expected to be born in the summer.

Sport | ČTK

The Czech Olympic Committee (COV) nominated 85 winter athletes for the forthcoming South Korean Olympic Games on Thursday, but still four more athletes may be added to the Czech team.

Sport | ČTK

Czech biathlete Gabriela Koukalova, 28, will not participate in the forthcoming Winter Olympics to take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from February 9 to 25, Jiri Hamza, the head of the Czech Biathlon Association, told journalists on Friday.

Sport | CBC.ca

The Czechs will face Canada in the semi-final at the 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey on Thursday after beating Finland 4-3 in the first quarter-final matchup.

Sport | ČTK

Biathlete Gabriela Koukalová won the title of the Czech Champion of Sports 2017 in a poll organised by sport journalists on Thursday, followed by javelin thrower Barbora Špotáková, tennis player Karolína Plíšková and rower Ondřej Synek.

Sport | Prague TV

Tomáš Rosický, the former captain of the Czech football team, announced his retirement at age 37. In his career, he played for Sparta Prague, Borussia Dortmund, and Arsenal London, and earned the nickname "the little Mozart." His career lasted 18 years.

Sport | ČTK

Karolina Pliskova, a former world No. 1, won a poll of the Tenis magazine and the Czech Tennis Association, and was declared the best Czech tennis player in 2017 Thursday.

Politics | Sport | ČTK

Former Czech ice-hockey goalie and ANO MP Milan Hnilička, a gold medalist from the Nagano Olympics, will fill a new post of the government commissioner for sports, which Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš plans to establish, Lidové noviny reported.

Sport | ČTK

The Czech Football Association elected Martin Malík its new chairman on Tuesday, half a year after the previous head Miroslav Pelta resigned from the post after the police arrested him over suspected corruption related to the distribution of sport subsidies.

Sport | ČTK

Czech retired tennis player Radek Štěpánek has joined the team of coaches of Serbian player Novak Djokovic winner of 12 Grand Slam singles titles, they both announced in a live broadcast on Instagram on Thursday.

Sport | The New York Times

Ester Ledecká is attempting to become the first athlete to compete in both skiing and snowboarding at the same Olympics.