Friday, 27 March 2020


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

Astronomical clock is fake? Find out where the real one is!

Honest Guide |
3 March 2020

What you admire at the Old Town Square is just a replica of the medieval astronomical clock! If you want to see the original one, visit The City of Prague Museum.

Eda Kriseová: People hate Havel for his morality

Radio Prague |
3 March 2020

Writer and former dissident Eda Kriseová worked closely with Václav Havel during his first few years as president. She headed Prague Castle's Complaints and Pardons Department, then inundated with letters from Czechs who felt for the first time in decades that they could appeal to somebody in authority.

10 best things to do in Prague this week |
2 March 2020

Films that empower, giant orchids abloom, and bowls and bowls of soup give Prague the warm and fuzzies this week.

Prague uncovered: City's oldest traffic signal is a metal owl |
2 March 2020

People may recognize the Palác Platýz for its courtyard cafe and convenient shortcut from Národní třída to Uhelný trh. But it has quite a bit of history.

Františka Plamínková: the feminist suffragette who ensured Czechoslovakia's constitution of 1920 lived up to the principle of equality

Radio Prague |
2 March 2020

On the 29th of February 1920, the National Assembly of Czechoslovakia adopted a Constitution formally establishing a democratic republic with guaranteed equal rights for men and women – including the right to vote. Radio Prague looks back at the life's work of suffragette Františka Plamínková, who helped ensure principles of equality enshrined in the Constitution were actually put into practice.

Don't miss the season opening of Nelahozeves Castle

Prague Daily Monitor |
28 Feb 2020

The Renaissance estate located above the Vltava River, 35 km from Prague, will be opening its gates for the season on Saturday, March 28. Come celebrate the arrival of spring with an activity-filled program for families.

Inside Europe: Czech wooden well world's oldest

Deutsche Welle |
28 February 2020

Archaeologists in the Czech Republic are hailing the discovery of a Neolithic well as the oldest man-made wooden structure in the world. Dendrochronology – the process of dating tree rings to the exact year they were made – has proved this well comes from either 5,256 or 5,255 BC, i.e. the end of the Stone Age. Rob Cameron has more from the Czech city of Olomouc.

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