In Sports News this Monday: Czech mixed biathlon relay team come third in first event of season – coach Rybář says competition will be high this time out; Šárka Strachová enjoys best start to slalom World Cup in six years; Extraliga strugglers (and champions) Litvínov sack assistant coach; and Sparta Prague FC have now lost over CZK 1 billion since owner took over.
Biathlon mixed relay team enjoy successful start to season
Coach Ondřej Rybář is the man credited with the recent golden era of Czech biathlon. But he says the team’s great performance at the weekend – including a notable return to form for Soukalová – doesn’t necessarily mean we can expect more collective or individual success this season.
“We start every season with the mixed relay but it’s a specific event and completely different. It’s followed by individual distance competitions where there really is a lot of competition. From Sunday’s race we can see that more competitors have emerged who will be pushing to reach the top. The season will be even closer than last season, I think.”
Aspen placings give Strachová best World Cup start in six years
Champions Litvínov sack assistant coach after latest setback
Chomutov masseur in reported bust-up with Brno players
Off the ice, Chomutov are in hot water after their masseur František Moščic allegedly attacked a Kometa Brno player with a stick and fought with another after a game on Friday. Chomutov have apologised but can still expect a stiff fine over the incident.