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27-08-2012 15:40 | Jan Velinger

Barbora Špotáková, photo: CTK In Sports News: Barbora Špotáková wins Diamond League in women’s javelin for second time in career; in football, Czech midfielder Petr Jiráček appears Hamburg-bound; Bayer Leverkusen want almost 100,000 euros in damages for attack on team player; Sparta and Jablonec face each other on Monday in Czech top division; Kvitová faces Slovenia’s Polona Hercog in the first round of the US Open.  More

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20-08-2012 15:49 | Jan Richter

Sparta Prague - České Budějovice, photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: In football, Czechs lose to Ukraine in pre-qualification friendly while action continues in Gambrinus Liga; in tennis, Olympic silver medallists Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká win doubles title at Cincinnati; and in basketball, the Czech team is second in qualification for next year’s European championships.  More

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06-08-2012 13:29 | Dominik Jůn

Vavřinec Hradilek, photo: CTK In this week's Sports News: Vavřinec Hradilek brings Czechs their first Olympic medal; a second silver for Czechs in rowing competition; Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká win silver in the tennis doubles; Kolocová and Sluková are knocked out in the beach volleyball quarter-finals; Sýkorová wins bronze in shooting competition and Miroslava Knapková brings Czechs their first gold medal.  More

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30-07-2012 13:24 | Dominik Jůn

Petr Koukal carried the country’s flag at the opening ceremony on Friday, photo: CTK In this week's Sports News: the Czech Olympic women’s basketball team suffers defeat by China; cancer survivor and badminton player Petr Koukal loses his first two Olympics matches; tennis star Tomáš Berdych crashes out of the Olympics; Petra Kvitová survives an early scare; the Czech women's beach volleyball duo fight back to secure victory and Jakub Voráček signs a four year contract with NHL team Philadelphia Flyers.  More

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16-07-2012 13:16 | Dominik Jůn

Zdeněk Štybar In this week's Sports News: Dominik Hašek is named the greatest ever European ice hockey player; Czech Záhlavová-Strýcová is beaten in the Italiacom Open finals; Czech Olympic javelin hopeful performs in pre-Olympic tournament; police close the case of death of Rally Bohemia navigator and Czech wins third stage in Tour de Pologne cycle competition.   More

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09-07-2012 13:44 | Dominik Jůn

Andy Murray, Ivan Lendl, photo: CTK In this week's Sports News: coach Lendl fails to bring Murray Wimbledon victory; the last remaining Czech players are defeated at the Wimbledon finals; a tearful Navrátilová remembers parents absence during Cold War-era win and Czechs win the Women’s Volleyball League Title   More

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02-07-2012 14:28 | Dominik Jůn

Petr Kvitová, photo: CTK In this week's Sports News, Petra Kvitová to play crucial fourth round match at Wimbledon; Czech players on the move in the NHL; two local ice-hockey teams form a business partnership; five medals for Czechs at the European Athletics Championships and the national women's basketball team qualifies at the eleventh hour for the London Olympics.  More

Lendl and Navrátilová: home and away

30-06-2012 02:01 | David Vaughan

Ivan Lendl, photo: Anefo / Croes, R.C., CC BY-SA 3.0 The year is 1984, and Ivan Lendl plays the winning point against John McEnroe in the final of the French Open in Paris, one of eight Grand Slam singles titles in his career. The 1970s and 80s were period of huge tennis success in Czechoslovakia, and the country put considerable resources into the sport. Unlike most of their compatriots, the country’s top tennis players were able to travel round the world, and when Czechoslovak Radio caught up with the 19-year-old Lendl just before Christmas 1979, it was during one of his rare trips back home:   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

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11-06-2012 16:14 | Jan Richter

Photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Czechs lose to Russia at Euro 2012; in tennis, Petra Kvitová falls short of reaching French Open final; young athlete sets new national heptathlon record and qualifies for the Olympics, and in hockey, three Czech players keep hopes alive of winning the Stanley Cup.  More

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