In Sports News this week: the Czech cross country skiing relay team make history with their first ever World Cup win; Slavia Prague go into the winter break as Czech football league leaders; Rosicky scores for Arsenal but ends up on the losing side, while Nedved secures three points for Juventus; Milan Hejduk notches up three goals and three assists for Colorado in an NHL game against St Louis; and the Czech Republic is chosen as the venue for the 2010 women’s basketball world championships.
Czech cross country skiing relay team win World Cup race for first time
“For me it’s the fulfillment of my dreams as a trainer. Winning the relay shows that our men’s cross country skiing is great. Several of our skiers have won individual medals and now we can add to that the relay – it’s fantastic.”
Slavia go into winter break as league leaders…
…though they have one more game before Christmas
Slavia are in Champions League action this week, when they welcome Sevilla to Prague in the last of this season’s group games. The visitors have more to play for, as they aim to maintain their position at the top of Group H; Slavia will remain third, with a guaranteed berth in the latter stages of the UEFA Cup, no matter what the outcome of Wednesday’s game.
Different fates for goal scorers Rosicky and Nedved
Czech captain Tomas Rosicky scored his fifth goal of the season for Arsenal on Sunday during the Gunners’ 2:1 defeat at Middlesbrough. In Italy Pavel Nedved was more fortunate: his long-range goal minutes from the final whistle secured a 1:0 win for Juventus over Atalanta.
Six points for Hejduk as Colorado beat St Louis
Czech Republic to host 2010 women’s basketball world championships
The Czech Republic has just been selected as the venue for the 2010 women’s basketball world championships; those games will take place in Brno and Ostrava.