In Sports News: Olympic gold medallist Roman Sebrle is named Czech Sportsperson of the Year, while the widow of Ivan Hlinka receives the Emil Zatopek Sporting Legend award on behalf of her late husband; Milan Baros plays a blinder for club Liverpool; sacked Sparta Prague manager Frantisek Straka says he will sue a newspaper over cocaine allegations; the Czech Republic come third in the Rosno Cup ice hockey tournament in Moscow.
Olympic gold medallist Sebrle named Czech Sportsperson of the Year
Second in the poll of Czech sports journalists was footballer Milan Baros, who was top scorer at Euro 2004. He was followed by Jaroslav Baba, the young high-jumper who took bronze in Athens. The collective sport category was won by the Czech football team, represented by Tomas Rosicky.
The most moving moment at Saturday's ceremony was the presentation of the Emil Zatopek Sporting Legend award; Zatopek's widow Dana Zatopkova gave it to Libena Hlinkova, herself the widow of Ivan Hlinka, the Czech ice hockey great who tragically died in a car crash this year.
Baros on form for Liverpool, Bolf impressing at Auxerre
Getting back to the runner-up in the Sportsperson of the Year award, Milan Baros turned in a man-of-the-match performance for his club Liverpool on Sunday, scoring one goal and setting up another. His Czech international team-mate Rene Bolf also scored, for France's Auxerre; the defender has apparently been a big success at the club since joining them in the summer.
Sacked Sparta coach Straka to sue daily over cocaine allegations
Czech ice hockey team come third in Moscow's Rosno Cup
Meanwhile, Czech captain Tomas Kaberle, voted the best defender at the Moscow tournament, says some Russian teams have expressed interest in signing him but most likely he will be remaining at Kladno in the Czech league.