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One on OneDarek Jakubowicz: One of group of Bohemians’ fans about to retrace famous 1927 tour of Australia

25-08-2014 15:51 | Ian Willoughby

Darek Jakubowicz, photo: Ian Willoughby Next Monday a group of fans of Bohemians 1905 are setting off on a huge adventure. The supporters are heading to Australia to retrace a famous 1920s tour that gave the Prague soccer club both their name and their “kangaroo” logo. Among the party visiting 10 cities Down Under will be Darek Jakubowicz, whose family company are coincidentally majority shareholders and main sponsors of Bohemians. When he visited our studio, I first asked Darek how the original tour had come about.  More

NewsLegendary footballer Bican named to Hall of Fame

25-09-2013 21:30 | Jan Velinger

Legendary Czech footballer Josef “Pepi” Bican, who died in 2001, has been named to the Czech F.A.’s Hall of Fame. The striker, who played for Slavia Prague, was inducted on the date of what would have been his 100th birthday. Originally, Bican’s name was to have been added in 2012, but the move was originally blocked by his son, on the grounds that persecution of his father by the former communist regime had not been acknowledged by the football association. The association’s head, Miroslav Pelta, addressed the past and apologised earlier this year. 

Current AffairsLegendary footballer Pepi Bican inducted in Czech FA’s Hall of Fame

25-09-2013 15:58 | Jan Richter

Josef “Pepi” Bican, photo: archive of Slavia Praha The legendary footballer Josef “Pepi” Bican, was inducted in the Czech Football Association’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday, on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Officially recognized as the most prolific scorer in the history of the game, Pepi Bican is said to have scored an incredible 4,500 goals in his career.  More

Sports NewsSports News

17-06-2013 15:04 | Jan Velinger

Roman Kreuziger, Rui Costa, Bauke Mollema, photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: cyclist Roman Kreuziger finishes third in the Tour de Suisse; the Boston Bruins, with Jaromír Jágr, even their series against Chicago in the Stanley Cup final; the Czech women’s basketball team declasses Lithuania to qualify for the knock-out stages at the European Championships; and football legend Josef Masopust returns to site of a Czechoslovak win over Brazil 57 years ago.  More

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25-06-2012 16:28 | Jan Velinger

Brazil - Czech Republic, photo: archive of the Czech Television In Sports News: Fans, players mark the 50th anniversary of Czechoslovakia’s second-place finish at the 1962 World Cup; Pirlo emulates Panenka with a cheeky chip against England at EURO 2012; Czech football champions Liberec will face Kazakhstan’s Shakhter Karagandy in the 2nd qualifying round of the Champions League; Kvitová begins defence of Wimbledon title.  More

Czechs TodayAntonin Panenka - the footballer Pele described as "either a genius or a madman"

20-06-2007 12:19 | Coilin O'Connor

Antonin Panenka On this day (20/6/1976) thirty one years ago, Czech footballer Antonin Panenka wrote himself into football history books by scoring the decisive goal for Czechoslovakia in a penalty shoot-out after the final of the European Cup of Nations against West Germany ended in a draw. This goal was undoubtedly one of the greatest moments in Czech sporting history and it made Panenka a household name. In this edition of Czechs Today, we look at the career of this great footballer and recall his stunning penalty kick, which sealed Czechoslovakia's only ever victory in a major international football tournament.   More

Current AffairsA look back at Czech World Cup History

08-06-2006 14:41 | Michael Longaro

1934 World Cup final, photo: www.planetworldcup.com Your very own Czech Radio provided commentary for the 1934 World Cup final, as Czechoslovakia went 1:0 up through a goal by Antonin Puc. Czechoslovakia went on to lose that game - and also lost the only other final the country appeared in, in 1962. With the current Czech team in Germany on the eve of the 2006 finals, Michael Longaro looks back now at the country's history in the competition.   More

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27-09-2004 | Ian Willoughby

Prime Minister Stanislav Gross and swimmer Martin Kovar, photo: CTK In Sports News: the Czech Davis Cup team beat Paraguay to stay in the World Group; Martin Kovar is the star of the Czech Paralympics team, with three golds in swimming; Jaromir Jagr scores a hat trick for 'home' club Kladno; Sparta win ahead of their Champions League game against Lyon in Prague; sparks are still flying over the circumstances of Pavel Nedved's retirement from international football; Josef Masopust says Petr Cech should be made Czech captain; decathlete Roman Sebrle ends a great season with another win.   More

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