In Sports News: as the Olympics draw near, cross country skier Katerina Neumannova wins her third World Cup race in a row; ski jumper Jakub Janda vows to quit ski flying, and denies German allegations that he cheats; footballer Tomas Repka rejoins Sparta Prague after eight years abroad; and most Czech tennis players go through on day one of the Australian Open.
Skier Neumannova wins third World Cup event in succession
Neumannova's latest success came despite the fact she'd been taking antibiotics for a cold during the week. What's next for the Czech skier?
"I'm going to train in Sumava for three days, before I travel to Oberstorf in Germany for my final World Cup race. Then I go to Italy to prepare for Turin for three weeks."
Janda quits ski flying, denies allegations of cheating
Earlier Janda had reacted angrily to allegations from the manager of the German ski jumping team that he had illegal hinges in the heels of his boots. The Germans say that explains Janda's marked improvement in form this season, something the Czech denies vehemently.
Repka set to be biggest star in Czech first division after Sparta move
Most Czechs through on day one of Australian Open
Loprais quits Dakar Rally early due to injury
The famous Dakar Rally ended on Sunday, but it was already over for Karel Loprais in the truck category: the Czech six-time winner had to pull out towards the end of last week due to a rib injury. It was the 19th time Loprais has taken part in the famous event.
No charges likely over communist era doping
The office for the documentation of the crimes of communism says it has evidence that systematic doping of Czech athletes took place under communism. However, the office says it is unlikely any sports officials from that era will face criminal charges.