Saturday, 17 November 2018

Sport

Siniaková shines as ČR claim sixth Fed Cup in eight years

Yahoo Sport/Reuters |
12 November 2018

The Czech Republic won their sixth Fed Cup title in eight years on Sunday as world doubles number one Kateřina Siniaková outlasted American Sofia Kenin in a marathon match in front of a boisterous, sold-out home crowd.

Věra Čáslavská's silent protest at 1968 Olympics recalled

Radio Prague |
25 October 2018

Thursday is the 50th anniversary of perhaps the most famous protest in the history of Czech sport, when gymnast Věra Čáslavská looked away while the Soviet anthem was played at the 1968 Olympics.

Zeman to honour tennis player Radek Štěpánek

Prague Daily Monitor |
23 Oct 2018

President Miloš Zeman will present Czech tennis legend Radek Štěpánek with state honours on the 28th of October. Štěpánek won the Davis Cup twice for the Czech Republic in 2012 and 2013, and won a bronze medal at the Rio Olympic Games.

Djokovic and Agassi among stars attending Štěpánek's farewell in Prague

Radio Prague |
22 October 2018

Czech tennis player Radek Štěpánek has bid a final farewell to his career. And the two-time Davis Cup winner has officially hung up his racket in spectacular style – with enormous international and Czech sports stars attending his exhibition event at a sold-out 02 Arena in Prague on Thursday.

Faltejsek rallies Tzigane Du Berlais to Velká victory

By Bruno Zalubil | Prague Daily Monitor |
15 Oct 2018

At the top of the homestretch, seven horses cleared the final barrier within a few lengths of each other. Each had a chance to win the 128th running of the Velká Pardubická. Only one would.

Lata Brandisová: the woman who won Europe's toughest steeplechase

Radio Prague |
15 October 2018

The Czech Republic has a long tradition of horse racing and the most celebrated race of all is the Great Pardubice, or Velká pardubická. The only woman to ever win the race is Lata Brandisová, and she won way back in 1937. Her remarkable story is the subject of a book, currently being written by the British journalist, Richard Askwith.

Time for "the big one": Velká pardubická

Brno Daily |
10 October 2018

The 128th edition of Velká Pardubická steeplechase is taking place at the racecourse in Pardubice on Sunday as the highlight of an eight-race card.

The Prague Raptors: A family club with a high press

Prague TV |
1 October 2018

Mark Smith spent an evening watching the Prague Raptors train and discuss how Prague's newest amateur football team are finding life in the 9th tier of Czech football.

Jaroslav Silhavy named new Czech Republic coach

Tri-City Herald/AP |
19 September 2018

Jaroslav Silhavy has been named coach of the Czech Republic national team. Silhavy replaces Karel Jarolim, who was fired last week after a 5-1 loss to Russia in an international friendly.

Šonka takes lead in Red Bull Air Race

Prague TV |
17 September 2018

Czech pilot Martin Šonka won his third race in a row in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, on Sept. 16, following victories in Budapest and Kazan.

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