Daily news summary
Czech Michal Krčmář wins silver in Olympic biathlon sprint
Czech Michal Krčmář won the country’s second medal in the Winter Olympics with a second place in the biathlon sprint event on Sunday.
Krčmář was just 4.4 seconds behind the winner, Germany’s Arnd Peiffer.
Twenty-seven year old Krčmář’s best place in the previous world cup season was third and a bronze. The Olympic silver is the first major medal of his career.
Czech Republic wins Fed Cup tie against Switzerland 3:0
The Czech Republic took an unbeatable 3:0 lead in the Fed Cup rubber against Switzerland.
Petra Kvitová notched up her second singles win of the tie with a 6:2, 6:4 victory against Swiss player Belinda Bencic.
The win means the Czech Republic has qualified for the semifinals of the Fed Cup for the 10th time in a row.
The team will face in the next round the winner of the tie between Belarus and Germany.
Czechs lose 0:2 in ice hockey warm up against Finland
In ice hockey, the Czech lost 2:0 in their first warm up match at the Winter Olympics in South Korea against Finland.
Both Finnish goals came in the second period during the short space of 32 seconds
Commentators complained that the Czechs were unable to put real pressure on their opponents even with more men on the ice.
The Czech competition in earnest starts Thursday when they face the host team South Korea. Canada and Switzerland also feature in the opening group A..
Czech industrial real estate offer seen rising by around 10 percent in 2018
The offer of industrial real estate is expected to increase by around 10 percent compared to 2017 while demand is expected to rise by 8.3 percent.
The figures stem from a study by CEEC Research which sounded out around 40 companies. Most of the interest in new industrial property comes from foreign based firms.
The study highlights the fact that changes in Czech investment incentives are likely to profoundly shape the industrial real estate market with an emphasis on higher value added production and research and development rather than assembly. Demand for real estate around Brno and in the direction of Vienna is expected to be especially strong.
Tomáš Satoranský becomes highest scoring Czech in NBA
In basketball, Czech Tomáš Satoranský of Washington scored 25 points in the NBA game against Chicago.
That score beats the highest score record for a Czech in the NBA previously held by Jiří Welsch. Welsch in 2004 scored 24 points in his game for Boston against Golden State. Satoranský was the highest scored in the match as Washington ran out 101:90 winners. The 26 year old Czech was replaced Washington star John Wall who is currently sidelined by injury.
Supreme Court calls for new investigation over Agrofert group owned farm: report
A court has ordered that an investigation into the ownership of a farm linked to the Agrofert group of Czech prime minister Andrej Babiš be reopened, according to the news server Aktualne.cz.
The farm in the Plzeň region was acquired 15 years ago as one of the last acts of the previous owner before declaring bankruptcy. The farm was bought and several years later acquired by the Agrofert group.
The Supreme Court is now seeking to determine whether the original sale damaged creditors and whether that and successive transactions should be overturned. Aktualne said that Agrofert did not want to comment.
Monday will be cloudy with sunny intervals likely especially in the north of the country. Some snow might also fall there. Top daytime temperatures will range between one and five degrees Celsius.