Prague Mayor to meet PM Topolánek over Olympics

The Mayor of Prague Pavel Bém wants to meet PM Mirek Topolánek to ask for governmental guarantees for holding the 2016 Olympic Games in the Czech capital. The guarantee of the Czech government should be a part of the city’s application to the International Olympic Committee. The position of the cabinet on holding the Olympic Games in Prague in 2016 is ambivalent. The two smaller coalition parties, the Christian Democrats and the Greens, have been critical of the idea stressing the financial risks associated with the project.

Author: Jan Richter