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21-11-2005 14:58 | Ian Willoughby

Roman Sebrle (right), photo: CTK In Sports News: decathlete Roman Sebrle is named Czech Athlete of the Season for the fourth year in a row, after finishing second this year at the World Championships; cross country skier Katerina Neumannova begins this "Olympic" season in fifth place; Liberec knock Slavia Prague off the top of the Czech ice hockey league; and footballer Milan Baros nets his first goal in two months.   More

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14-11-2005 15:28 | David Vaughan

Photo: CTK The weekend's sport had something of a Scandinavian flavour, with ice hockey's Karjala Cup in Helsinki and of course the Czech national football squad's first of two play-offs against Norway to qualify for next year's World Cup in Germany.  More

Sports News

07-11-2005 15:51 | David Vaughan

Czech tennis-player Tomas Berdych Rising Czech tennis star Tomas Berdych defies the world rankings at the Paris Masters; Nicole Vaidisova's 18-match unbeaten run is at an end, but she still has reason to celebrate; Sparta Prague continue to struggle at home and in Europe; Slavia falters at the top of ice hockey's Extraliga; Jaromir Jagr continues to shine in the NHL.  More

German fans cheer for Litvinov - or is it Oberleutensdorf?

27-10-2005 14:46 | David Vaughan

German fans of Litvinov The Czech-German border is one of history's fault lines, for centuries a place of tension between the German and the Slav worlds. For many people the events of 1938, when Hitler annexed the Czech border regions are still in living memory, and after the war almost the entire German minority of Czechoslovakia was forcibly expelled. But although we often hear about Czech-German tensions, on the ground things today are very different. Once closely guarded borders are open and cross-border relations are friendly and for the most part break the stereotype. A case in point is in the northern Czech industrial town of Litvinov - once known in German as Oberleutensdorf - famous for its chemical works and its ice-hockey team, and just ten kilometres from the border. David Vaughan went along to the Ivan Hlinka Hockey Stadium, to meet some rather unusual Litvinov fans.   More

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24-10-2005 13:52 | Ian Willoughby

Slavia, photo: CTK In Sports News: after six years Slavia have beaten Sparta in the Prague derby - we have the reaction of both managers; Czech ice hockey stars are in fine form in the NHL; and Roman Kresta has achieved the best ever placing for a Czech driver in the World Rally Championship.   More

Sports News

17-10-2005 14:30 | Ian Willoughby

Nicole Vaidisova, photo: CTK In Sports News: the Czech Republic will face Norway in the football World Cup play-offs, while former captain Pavel Nedved surprises many by saying he is available for the two games; Sparta Prague get off to a winning start under new manager Stanislav Griga; Slavia ice hockey club lose for the first time this season; and Nicole Vaidisova climbs to 17th in tennis's world rankings after taking three WTA titles in as many weeks.   More

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