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 designed
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 Cink
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 from
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 rest
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, only
After a sensational game, Karolína Plíšková has managed to come back from trailing 0:1 on sets, and defeat Aryna Sabalenko 2:1 in the Wimbledon semi-final. That means she will finally have a chance to compete for the title at this prestigious tournament in London. She has also secured herself at least a top 7 spot in the world female tennis player ranking, with a chance to climb to number 4 if she manages to defeat Ash Bartya in the final on Saturday.
Despite the Japanese public clearly viewing them as a risk, the Tokyo ‘2020’ Olympics will take place in the Japanese capital just 15 days from today. However, the local government is pushing for further covid-19 restrictions, which could result in a ban of any fans at all events. This seems to be the only politically viable choice for a Japanese government that wants to please other nations by organising the Olympics, but also wants to get re-elected by the Japanese voters. Due to this decision, we will not be able to cheer on the Czech athletes directly, but we can celebrate their victories from the comfort of our homes starting on July 23rd. Go find your Czech team jerseys and
Karolína Plíšková, Czech tennis player, has been victorious against the Swiss Viktoria Gloubic. Plíšková’s victory has been very dominant, as she defeated her adversary 6:2 in both sets they played. This quarter-final victory means that Plíšková has progressed into the final four of the tournament. Unfortunately, another Czech victory contender, Karolína Muchová, is already out of the mix of the world-famous British tennis tournament on grass. You can watch Karolína Plíšková’s semi-final battle on Thursday, July 8th.