Tomas Rosicky has again been named Czech Footballer of the Year, while the Czech national team have caused an upset by beating European Champions France 2:0 in Paris. The football league is back on this weekend after the winter break, and ice hockey's league leaders have been deprived of three points in connection with drug-taking. And "Cyling's Emil Zatopek" Jan Vesely has died at the age of 79.
Tomas Rosicky again named Czech Footballer of the Year
"Well, I've really got my fingers crossed for us in the Euro 2004 qualifiers, because we have a really good team and it'd be a pity if we had to watch the championships on television."
Night to remember as Czechs beat France 2:0 in away friendly
Czech football league resumes this weekend after winter break
The Czech domestic league kicks off again after the winter break this coming weekend, when the biggest tie will be third-placed Teplice against leaders Sparta Prague.
2004 ice hockey World Championships can be held in Pardubice, says Fasel
The dispute over the building of a new arena in Prague for the 2004 World Championships may not mean disaster for the Czech organisers after all. The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation Rene Fasel said on Tuesday that if the worst came to the worst the arena in Pardubice could be used instead.
Extraliga leaders Pardubice deprived of three points for drug use
Extraliga leaders Pardubice have been deprived of three points after defender Michael Vyhlidal was found to have taken performance-enhancing drugs before a game against Slavia. Pardubice still have a 10-point lead, however.
Zahrobska comes in top ten in world skiing event day before 18th
birthday The great hope of Czech downhill skiing Sarka Zahrobska came ninth in the combination at the world alpine skiing championships in St Moritz on Monday, one day before her 18th birthday.
Cross-country skier Bauer to sue Swedish paper over drugs allegations
The leading men's cross-country skier Lukas Bauer is planning to sue Sweden's Expressen newspaper which accused him of taking performance-enhancing drugs. To add to his woes, Bauer is also suffering back problems.
"Czech cycling's Zatopek" Jan Vesely dies at 79
The legendary Czech cyclist Jan Vesely has died at the age of 79. Vesely won the Eastern Bloc's Race of Peace in 1949 and was Czech cycling champion an incredible 26 times. A colleague described him as cycling's Emil Zatopek.