In Sports News: ice hockey star Jaromir Jagr has been named Czech Sportsman of the Year for the first time; world champion cross country skier Katerina Neumannova says she doesn't mind finishing second, while third placed Jakub Janda wins another ski jumping World Cup event; the Czech ice hockey team lose all of their three games in Moscow's Rosno Cup; and Arsenal are reportedly keen to sign Czech footballer Tomas Rosicky.
Jagr named Czech Sportsperson of Year for first time
"Hockey is a collective sport so if you want to win anything you need team-mates, and they were amazing this season. Without them we wouldn't have won the World Championships and I wouldn't be sitting here."
Cross country skier Neumannova not too disappointed with second place
"Everyone likes to win but this was a bit different - I personally couldn't influence the outcome. But I'm happy that although I came second I wasn't far behind Jagr. He's having a great season, he had a great season last year, and it would be very hard to beat him."
Janda wins another ski jumping World Cup event
Czech hockey team donates prize money to Fischer...
The collective sport prize at the Sportsperson of the Year awards went to the Czech ice hockey team; they have donated their prize money to team member Jiri Fischer, who is still recovering after suffering a heart seizure in an NHL game last month. Fischer's future is still unclear.
...and suffer whitewash in last tournament before Winter Olympics
The Czech hockey team have returned from a most disappointing Rosno Cup in Moscow: they lost to Finland, Sweden and hosts Russia in the competition, finishing last, and last overall in the Euro Hockey Tour. Their next competition will be the Winter Olympics, which get under way in Turin in mid-February.
Arsenal chasing Rosicky, says UK paper
Meanwhile, Czech international striker Tomas Jun is set to join Germany's Wolfsburg this week after an unsuccessful spell at Turkey's Trabzonspor.
Slavia to face Palermo in UEFA Cup
On the domestic front, Czech fans can look forward to that rare thing - seeing a Czech club still in European competition after Christmas: Slavia Prague will face Palermo in the UEFA Cup after qualifying from the group stage last week, despite losing 2:0 to Hamburg in their final game.
Kresta dropped by Ford, will test drive next season
Czech driver Roman Kresta has been dropped from the Ford team for the World Rally Championship, and will be a test driver for Ford next season. Kresta finished eighth in this year's championship.