In Sports News: cross country skier Katerina Neumannova takes gold at the Nordic Skiing World Championships, while Jakub Janda comes second in ski jumping; Vaclav Kolousek makes an emotional return for Slavia FC after overcoming leukemia; and Kladno are the latest team to qualify for the playoffs of ice hockey's Extraliga.
Good results for Czech Republic at Nordic Skiing World Championships
Spare a thought for Czech cross country skier Lukas Bauer. A month ago he came first in the World Cup 2 x 15 km skiathlon, and big things were expected of him in Oberstdorf. But in the end he struggled and finished a poor 34th.
Swimmer Hlavackova beats record holder on way to fourth victory of season
Czech swimmer Ilona Hlavackova won her fourth World Cup race of the season in the 50m backstroke in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. It was the first time that short course specialist Hlavackova beat the world record holder Natalie Coughlin.
Kolousek makes emotional return after overcoming leukemia
It won't be long before Kolousek gets a chance to take part in competitive football again - the Czech league resumes next weekend after the winter break.
Liberec are sixth in the league, but will be docked six points at the end of the season, after being found guilty of bribing a referee. They were also fined 500,000 Czech crowns (over 20,000 US dollars).
And Czech national captain Tomas Galasek has just undergone an operation to deal with a groin strain which has been giving him problems for some time.
Kladno secure place in Extraliga playoffs after beating contenders Pilsen
The battle for the playoffs of the Czech Extraliga is really hotting up; on Sunday Kladno beat Pilsen 4:1 to guarantee a place in the top eight. Pilsen are still in with a chance to reach the playoffs, as are Karlovy Vary, who beat Jihlava 3:0, and Znojmo, who beat Vitkovice 3:1.