Large fall reported in number of young people engaged in organised sports since 1989

There has been a large fall in the number of young Czechs engaging in organised sports since the fall of the communism in 1989, the Czech News Agency reported. The number registered in youth categories with the Czech Union of Sport – an umbrella group bringing together three-quarters of the country’s sports clubs – has fallen by over a third in the last 25 years and stood at just under 340,000 at the end of last year.