The bad weather makes the front pages, although what's bad for some is not necessarily bad for others. MLADA FRONTA DNES shows a man cross-country skiing along the tram tracks in Prague's Bila Hora district, while LIDOVE NOVINY has a photo of someone snowboarding on Petrin Hill, with a snow-topped Prague Castle behind him.
Czech ice hockey megastar Jaromir Jagr has had mixed fortunes this season: after returning to form, the Kladno-born player is now out of action until the end of January after busting his thumb. Meanwhile, his Washington team-mate Robert Lang has returned to the top of the NHL points rankings. Czech football captain Pavel Nedved came fourth in the FIFA World Player of the Year awards, but will he get Europe's Golden Boot next week? And cross-country skier Katerina Neummanova is looking forward to experiencing pre-race nerves once again, after taking
Imagine coming home to your flat to find it has been invaded by 500 bats. No, that's not the latest horror movie - it is a real life story that happened to a woman in Plzen, west Bohemia. Who won the Man of the Year contest in the Czech Republic? And, the police in Pribram are investigating the theft of one of their colleagues - who may be gracing someone's garden. Find out more in this week's Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.
Czech ice hockey fans will have the chance to see the NHL's Stanley Cup up close on Sunday, when the New Jersey Devils Czech star Patrik Elias shows the trophy off in his home town. While Jiri Slegr considers his future, Jaromir Jagr looks set to stay at Washington. In football Slavia Prague have won away in their Champions League second qualifying tie against Bosnian side Leotar Trebinje.
In today's Sports News: Czech skier Martin Koukal adds a 5th place finish to a successful week at the cross country skiing world championships in Italy; Czech football side Slavia get set for the second leg of the UEFA Cup last sixteen; and Jaromir Jagr and Petr Sykora both shine in team wins in NHL ice hockey action.
The Czech Republic's plans to host the 2004 world ice hockey championships are in serious doubt, as a dispute arises over the building of a necessary new arena. The Czechs get off to a losing start at the Swedish Games, but good news for hockey fans comes in the form of Jaromir Jagr's 500th NHL goal. The draw is being made for this weekend's hotly anticipated Davis Cup tennis clash with Russia, and Ludmila Formanova is beset by fresh health worries.