Wednesday, 16 January 2019


Petr Čech to retire after this season

Prague Daily Monitor |
16 Jan 2019

Petr Čech, the country's most famous international footballer announced that he was retiring after the English Premier League season ends this summer.

The year in Czech sport - from Ledecká to Kometa

Radio Prague |
31 December 2018

Ledecká stuns world with historic Olympic success; Czechs take seven medals in Pyeongchang; doubles star Siniaková drives Fed Cup glory; Plzeň win fifth championship in seven seasons; and Kometa lift back to back ice hockey titles.

Tickets now on sale for 2019 Czech Grand Prix

Brno Daily |
11 December 2018

There are 235 days left until the next Czech Grand Prix. Tickets are now on sale with a special Christmas discount.

Šonka comes home in triumph

Prague TV |
23 November 2018

Czech pilot Martin Šonka was in Prague with his trophy from winning the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. After an uncertain start to the season, he won four of the last five races in the eight-race season. He was particularly happy to bring the trophy home during the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia.

Jágr chosen as the face of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games hockey tournament

Radio Prague |
22 November 2018

Jaromír Jágr is to be the public face of the ice hockey tournament at Beijing's Winter Olympic Games in 2022. Jágr thus joins Canadian legend Wayne Gretzky among the personalities that are helping prepare and develop Chinese ice hockey. But it is not only on the level of personalities that cooperation is growing.

Šonka wins Red Bull Air Race Championship

Prague TV |
20 November 2018

Czech pilot Martin Šonka dominated the last race of the Red Bull Air Race 2018 season in Fort Worth, Texas, and won the title of world champion.

Šonka wins 2018 Red Bull Air Race

19 November 2018

Martin Šonka has won the 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championship following a nail-biting final race in Fort Worth, Texas. The pressure could not have been higher for the Czech pilot, who was last to fly and had to win the race to win the overall Championship. "This race was incredible. It couldn't end up better than this," he said. "It was a beautiful race with everything in it." Šonka was one of the favourites to win, but as he entered the final leg of the race the points spread meant any one of three pilots could win and take the World Championship title.

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.

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