In Sports, success in Scandinavia this weekend as ski jumper Jakub Janda returns to form in Finland while cross country skier Stanislav Rezac scores well at the Vasaloppet marathon in Sweden. The Czech ice hockey Elite League regular season moves into its final round, while Slovan Liberec extends its lead in the Czech soccer league and Jaromir Jagr reaches another milestone.
Janda returns to form
"I'm not disappointed at all. I'm happy with my second place finish because I was out of form for some time now. And my coach and I started to work on something I thought I had mastered, but hadn't. We focused on it and already in the qualification I saw that things were going well. I waited to see how it would go and it went well."
Rezac fourth at the Vasaloppet
Marathon cross-country skier Stanislav Rezac finished fourth at the Vasaloppet in Sweden on Sunday. This was only one position behind his best finish on the podium in 2003. Rezac managed to keep with the lead group of four skiers over the ninety kilometre course, but didn't have the strength in the final sprint to the line. Sweden's Daniel Tynall finished ahead of countryman Jerry Ahrlin and Norwegian legend Anders Aukland to take the win.
Liberec extends its lead in soccer league
Two spots left in hockey league playoffs
Jagr becomes all-time leading scorer among Europeans in the NHL
Finally, Czech hockey winger Jaromir Jagr passed another milestone last week with a three-point performance against the Philadelphia Flyers. The New York Rangers star netted two goals and added an assist to pass Finland's Jarri Kurri as the all-time leading scorer among Europeans in the NHL. Jagr now stands at an even 1,400 points, good enough for 17th on the all-time list.