We start with hockey and Dominik Hasek has finally done it: on Thursday he was at last able to raise the prestigious Stanley Cup over his head, after helping fellow team mates from the Detroit Red Wings defeat rivals the Carolina Hurricane in a 3-1 victory...
Dream comes true at last: Hasek clinches Stanley Cup
Dominik Hasek and his family, photo: CTK
We start with hockey and Dominik Hasek has finally done it: on Thursday he was at last able to raise the prestigious Stanley Cup over his head, after helping fellow team mates from the Detroit Red Wings defeat rivals the Carolina Hurricane in a 3-1 victory. The Red Wings decided the series in just 5 games overall, with Carolina winning only once. Afterwards Hasek was ecstatic with the win, saying that nothing compared to securing the cup: the Stanley Cup had been the only prize still eluding the Czech star goaltender, who already a gold medal from the 1998 Winter Olympics, 2 MVP awards, and 6 Vezina trophies for best goalie in the regular season. It now remains up in the air whether the 37-year-old goalie will decide to quit while ahead, or return for another season with Detroit. Should he continue, this year's post-season play-offs will be difficult to top: Hasek set an NHL post-season record by earning six shut-outs throughout the play-offs: until now the highest number of shut-outs by any NHL goalie in the post-season had been four.
Race driver Tomas Enge goes out in Le Mans after promising start
In car racing Czech race driver Tomas Enge's team at the 70th annual 24 Hours of Le Mans failed to finish on Sunday, despite the fact that twelve hours into the race the team was leading by two laps. Enge and team-mates were driving a Ferrari in the GTS category for the famous Prodrive team, but their car went out after the vehicule caught fire. Fellow team member Swiss driver Alain Menu was at the wheel at the time. A trio of drivers alternates in the famous Le Mans race - the GTS category was ultimately won by the American Corvette team.
Decathlete Roman Sebrle wins at IAAF meeting in Ratigen, Germany, earning 8701 points
Roman Sebrle in Ratigen, photo: CTK
Finally we turn to athletics and world record holder Roman Sebrle won in decathalon in Ratigen, Germany over the weekend, earning a total of 8701 points. It was an unprecedented second win in fourteen days, following a win in Gotzis, Austria. Overall Sebrle was happy with the result, but said he expected more from himself individually, especially in the areas of the discus and the javelin. Even so, Sebrle is already being touted as the run-away favourite at the next important meet in Munich in a month's time: the European Championships.