President Klaus opens Czech Olympic House in London
Czech President Václav Klaus along with Czech government officials and the mayor of the London borough of Islington on Friday opened the Czech House in London, the hub of all things Czech during the 2012 London Olympics. More expensive than the Czech house in Beijing four years ago, it is the venue all kinds of attractions and events for the guests of the Czech Olympic Committee, Czech sports fans, and visitors. Jan Richter reported on the opening ceremony over the phone from London.
And who are some of the people there today? Plenty of VIPs I assume...
So I understand that the Czech House is a place where fans will be able to meet some of the country’s top athletes in the course of the Olympics?
“It certainly is, there is actually a wall of fame which is empty now but the organizers hope that as Czech athletes enter the games and possibly win medals they will come here to sign it and celebrate their victory with fans. So yes, Czech athletes will definitely be coming here throughout the games.”
And how much interest has the Czech House generated? Is it attracting a lot of people?