Czech javelin throwers have been long recognized as one of the best in the world. The male world record is still held by Jan Železný, at 98.48 metres. He managed to score a silver medal at the 1988 Olympics and follow that with a gold at the next three consecutive Olympic games. He is also a three time world champion. Now, his former trainee Barbora Špotáková, has set her sights on matching his Olympic bounty with 4 Olympic medals of her own. She already has three, and she will attempt to qualify for this year’s Olympic final during Tuesday’s early morning hours. The final bout will then take place at 13:50 on Friday. However, she might end up being challengedContinue Reading

The Olympic Women’s final Tennis bouts almost seemed like a Billie Jean King Cup (formerly know as Fed Cup) match between Switzerland and Czechia. First, Saturday’s final Women’s Tennis Singles match featured a duel between Czech rising star Markéta Vondroušová and Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic. After a long battle, B. Bencic came out victorious. While she earned this gold medal for Switzerland, she is a descendant of Czechoslovakian emigrants. Her grandparents escaped Slovakia during the Prague Spring period in 1968, and settled in Switzerland. Belinda Bencic herself still prefers to speak Slovakian, and thus a few attentive viewers of the final could hear her expressing her emotions in surprisingly similar words to the Czech player’s. On Sunday, the final Women’s TennisContinue Reading

Silver and Gold. It was a dream come true for two Czechs sport shooters, who have competed in Men’s trap for a long time. These two friends, connected by their passion for the sport, always dreamed of sharing a podium together in a big event. And what better event to do it in that the Olympics. This moment was even improved by the fact that the competition has a new system. During the final round, the shooter who hit the least targets during a given amount of opportunities has to step out of the competition, so in the end, all the other competitors had to take a step back and watch the two Czechs take their competition to a finalContinue Reading

Many Czech players are feeling cheated by the schedule of both the Women’s Singles and Doubles Tennis tournaments. Despite their high ranking in world leaderboards, they mostly have to play on the less equipped tennis court in Tokyo, which lies in the back of the Tennis grounds at the Tokyo Olympics. That means that they don’t have access to advanced refereeing technology, such as the Eagle Eye, a camera system which allows the referee of the match to check where the ball has landed with pinpoint accuracy. Thus faulty decisions can be overruled, which leads to a fairer match. Furthermore, the schedule of their matches not favouring one of the tournament’s favourites. Some even argue that it is intentionally designedContinue Reading

Yesterday, the Czech team at the Tokyo Olympics got their first taste of Silver and Bronze. The Silver medal was won by Lukáš Rohan in Men’s water slalom, an event where canoeists try to navigate through a series of gates while paddling through cleverly designed artificial rapids as fast as possible. The bronze medal was won by Alexander Choupenitch, who won the fencing match for it in men’s individual foil by managing to strike his opponent faster 15 times, for a final score of 15:8. For Choupenitch, this was an achievement of a lifetime, so his reaction to the victory produced some emotional photographs. Two other medals narrowly slipped out of the hands of Czech athletes today. Biker Ondřej CinkContinue Reading

The Czech Olympic basketball team has triumphed over the team of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Tokyo on Sunday. Our team, led by NBA Player Tomáš Satoranský, scored 84 points over Iran’s 78. The Olympic men’s tournament began on Sunday, and will be first ran in a group format with a transformation into a knockout format once all four teams within each of the three groups have played with each other. The two top teams in each group will qualify for the knockout playoff , as well as two other teams from any group selected as wild cards. This win puts our team in the second place in Group A, behind France which surprisingly triumphed over the team fromContinue Reading

The 108. Tour de France has reached its end. The arguably most famous bike race in the whole world has ended, with its traditional last phase on the Parisian Champs-Élysées. This final part of the race was won by Wout van Aert from the Jumbo-Visma team. However, the winner of the whole race is the 22 year old Slovenian cycling legend Tadej Pogačar from the UAE Emirates team, who had now won the 3414 kilometre long ‘Tour’ two times in a row. According to cycling experts, he was visibly dominant for the whole duration of this year’s Tour de France. In the end he was a staggering 7 minutes and 3 seconds faster than any of his competition. The restContinue Reading

By now many of our readers might have seen the goal Patrick Schick scored against Scotland in the group stages of the UEFA EURO 2020. The 25 year-old forward scored with a kick from just a couple steps into Scotland’s half of the field. The ball raced through the air with tremendous speed and spin. This caused the ball to change its trajectory mid-flight, a phenomenon described as the Magnus effect. This confused the Scottish goalkeeper who was already having a hard time racing back to his goal, since he did not anticipate a Czech offensive break. Ultimately, the ball descended from the air into the net, scoring a goal. While this goal was described as exceptional by many, onlyContinue Reading