In Sports News: a dramatic weekend for the Czech ice hockey team at the Winter Olympics in Turin, with Jaromir Jagr brutally fouled by a Finnish player; the manager of the cross country skiing team is sacked after submitting the wrong names ahead of the relay final; ski jumper Jakub Janda's Olympics end with a poor tenth place, while freestyle aerial skier Ales Valenta is set to defend his title despite an injury; the Czech football league resumes after the winter break, and three new players are called up for the national squad.
Brutal foul on Jagr overshadows defeat to Finland...
...while Czechs return to winning ways against Italy
After the Italy game defender Frantisek Kaberle said he and his team-mates were less than satisfied, but were now looking forward to playing defending champions Canada to decide on final group positions.
"Of course we aren't playing as we imagined we would, but we won today. We now have to prepare to play Canada on Tuesday and to keep trying to perfect our system. We want to improve things before the quarter-finals, and we'll see how that goes."
Cross country skiing manager may have cost Czechs medal with crazy mistake
By the time the gaffe was discovered it was too late to rectify and Kozisek had to race while the unfortunate Sperl looked on. The Czechs had been in third place, but finished ninth after the inexperienced Kozisek skied one of the slowest leg times of the race. As for Zalcik, he was immediately sacked and sent home.
Disappointing Janda comes tenth in final ski jumping event
2002 gold medallist Valenta to compete despite injury
Ales Valenta, who shot to fame when he took gold in freestyle aerial skiing four years ago in Salt Lake City, will attempt to defend his title despite injuring his knee in training last week.
Liberec extend lead over Sparta with away win
Three new faces in Czech squad for Turkey friendly
Czech manager Karel Bruckner has called up three new players for a friendly against Turkey at the start of next month. Striker Vaclav Sverkos of Hertha Berlin, midfielder David Kobylik of Bielefeld and Liberec back Tomas Zapotocny will all join the Czech squad for the first time.