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Olympic high jump medallist Bába retires at 33

Radio Prague |
28 August 2018

The Czech high jumper Jaroslav Bába has announced his retirement, a week before his 34th birthday. Bába's greatest success came with a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004, when he was just 19.

Speed skater Erbanová blames coach over shock retirement at 25

Radio Prague |
28 August 2018

The Czech speed skater Karolína Erbanová has made the surprise announcement that she has quit the sport at the age of 25. She told journalists she would no longer tolerate the behaviour of national team trainer Petr Novák, whose approach she described as manipulative, humiliating and aggressive.

Record low temperatures felt in many places on Monday morning

Radio Prague |
28 August 2018

Record low temperatures for August 27 were registered in many parts of the Czech Republic on Monday morning. Of 146 weather stations keeping records for 30 years or more, 41 saw new lows. The coldest place was Volary in the Šumava Mountains in South Bohemia, where minus 8.5 degrees Celsius was measured.

National Theatre chief Burian to remain in post until 2025

Radio Prague |
28 August 2018

The current director of Prague's National Theatre, Jan Burian, is to get a contract extension that will keep him in the post until 2025. The minister of culture, Antonín Staněk, announced that Mr. Burian would remain in the post for a second term at the launch of the National Theatre's new season on Monday.

Poche still Social Democrats' sole candidate for foreign minister

Radio Prague |
28 August 2018

Miroslav Poche remains the Social Democrats' only candidate for foreign minister, the party's leader, Jan Hamáček, told journalists on Monday. Mr. Hamáček, who is minister of the interior, has also been acting minister of foreign affairs since President Miloš Zeman rejected Mr. Poche's nomination when he appointed a coalition government of ANO and the Social Democrats.

Zeman not to attend this year's UN General Assembly

Radio Prague |
28 August 2018

President Miloš Zeman will not attend this year's United Nations General Assembly in New York, his spokesman Jiří Ovčáček said. Mr. Ovčáček said that the president had already said everything worth saying about the struggle against international terrorism at the UN in prevoius years.

Humble chlebíček with grand tradition

Radio Prague |
28 August 2018

Obložený chlebíček, which literally means garnished bread, is one of the most popular Czech snacks.

Czech PM: Czexit would threaten country's future

Radio Prague |
28 August 2018

At a meeting of Czech ambassadors in Prague on Monday, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš stressed the importance of being a reliable and active partner in the EU and NATO. At the same time the head of government defended the country's stance on migration and its decision not to join the Eurozone in the foreseeable future.

Health Ministry seeks increased medical school funding to boost enrolment

Radio Prague |
27 August 2018

The health ministry is proposing to set aside an extra 6.8 billion crowns over through 2020 for allowing four medical schools (Charles University, Masaryk, Palacký, Ostrava) to accept more students. Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch said action must be taken now to address a looming, serious shortage of doctors within the next 10 years.

Hollywood actor Ben Foster to play Czech Hussite leader Jan Zizka

Radio Prague |
27 August 2018

American actor Ben Foster will portray 15th-century Bohemian leader Jan Žižka in an English-language film to be directed by Petr Jákl, who also wrote the screenplay.

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