In Sports News: free-style aerial skier Ales Valenta comes a disappointing 16th in his last event before the Winter Olympics in Turin; speed skater Martina Slabikova is set to be the youngest ever Czech flag bearer at the opening ceremony; and ice hockey player Petr Prucha is to miss the Olympics through injury, possibly making room for star winger Patrik Elias.
Free-style aerial skier Valenta does poorly in last event before Turin
"The injury limited me a lot but at the same time I wouldn't make too much out of it - I decided to jump and I could have done better. I'm really disappointed in my performance. It's more a question of mental approach than technique...I think I may have been trying too hard to protect my knee. I should have gone for it 100 percent, regardless of the consequences."
Ales Valenta was one of only two Czech medallists at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002. The other was cross country skier Katerina Neummanova, who took bronze in the 15 km free - she is in great form this season and will be hoping to do better in Turin.
Speed skater Sablikova to become youngest Czech flag-bearer
Injury to Prucha may make room in ice hockey squad for Elias
And forward Milan Hejduk hurt his neck during a game on Thursday, but is expected to be fit again this week.
Jagr continues to lead NHL points table
Slavia just ahead of Liberec in Extraliga despite losing top-of-the-table clash
In the Czech Extraliga, Slavia Prague are still ahead of Liberec at the top of the table despite losing 1:0 to the White Tigers on Sunday. But the gap between the two clubs couldn't be narrower - both are on 97 points but Slavia's goal difference is three better than Liberec's.