For the first time in the history of the ice hockey Extraliga the team which won the league, Pardubice, has been beaten in the first round of the playoffs. What's more they were beaten by Pilsen, who only made the playoffs by the skin of their teeth. In football, Sparta Prague beat Slavia 2:0 in a dramatic game at Strahov. And Czech cross country skier Katerina Neummanova has been looking back on an "amazing" season.
Czech teams had mixed fortunes in European football action this week, with Sparta Prague holding AC Milan to a 0:0 draw in the Champions League and Teplice taking a 3:0 battering from Celtic in Glasgow. The last round of the ice hockey Extraliga is promising to be dramatic, with Pilsen and Kladno going head to head for the final playoffs place. And cross country skier Martin Koukal has been in inconsistent form since returning from injury.
Legendary ice hockey goaltender Dominik Hasek's season is over due to injury. At 39 can he ever return to the ice? Jaromir Jagr, meanwhile, has topped a table of the highest earning hockey players of all time. As the Czech football season resumes, international coach Brueckner will be missing several key players in a friendly against Italy next week. Young high-jumper Jaroslav Baba is in fine form, though in the biathlon Katerina Holubcova has had quite a comedown after becoming world champion last year.
In football, Vaclav Kolousek has finally joined Slavia Prague, after weeks of negotiations. Tomas Rosicky, meanwhile, is staying at Dortmund, at least until the end of the season. Czech international coach Karel Brueckner has come second in a poll of the world's best managers in 2003. Ice hockey star Jaromir Jagr has been having mixed fortunes at his new club New York Rangers, and is it the end of the line for another Czech legend, Dominik Hasek?
The Czech ice hockey megastar Jaromir Jagr has left Washington for the New York Rangers. However, Jagr's first game for Rangers saw them being thrashed in a game the player described as a "kick in the behind". Jiri Novak bowed out in the third round of tennis's Australian Open, despite having led 2:0 on sets against Pavel of Romania. Katerina Holubcova has come second in a Biathlon World Cup event while Ales Valenta has won the second World Cup event of his career in freestyle aerial skiing.
It hasn't been a great week for Czech sport, with Roman Sebrle's silver in the decathlon the only Czech medal so far at the World Athletics Championships in Paris. In football, Sparta Prague have drawn Chelsea, Lazio and Besiktas in the Champions League. Spare a thought, though, for Slavia, who battled hard but could not turn around a 3:0 deficit in their qualifier. And tenth seed Jiri Novak and Radek Stepanek are the only Czech tennis players left at the US Open after the fourth day's play.
Ahead of the World Athletics Championships which begin in Paris on Saturday, the greatest athlete in the history of the javelin, Jan Zelezny, tells us why he left the announcement he was going so late, adding he hopes to finish his career on a high at next year's Olympics. And Roman Sebrle, who holds the world points record in the decathlon, says that while he too has Athens in his sights, his main aim at the moment is to take gold in Paris.
Hurdler Jiri Muzik says he hopes to repeat his success at last year's European Athletics Championships on the world stage. Meanwhile, Jan Zelezny in the javelin and triple-jumper Sarka Kasparkova say they will be in Paris next weekend. World champion Valentino Rossi thrills the crowds at the Czech Motor Cycling Grand Prix in Brno, Milan Hejduk is Czech ice hockey player of the year and footballer Patrik Berger scores on his debut for Portsmouth.
Czech ice hockey fans will have the chance to see the NHL's Stanley Cup up close on Sunday, when the New Jersey Devils Czech star Patrik Elias shows the trophy off in his home town. While Jiri Slegr considers his future, Jaromir Jagr looks set to stay at Washington. In football Slavia Prague have won away in their Champions League second qualifying tie against Bosnian side Leotar Trebinje.
After 16 years without a Czech medal in individual competition, two Czech biathlonists made it to the podium at the sport's World Championships in Siberia on Saturday. The Czechs took only one medal at the European Indoor Atheltics Championships in Birmingham, when Roman Sebrle scored a disappointing bronze. The line-ups for the ice hockey Extraliga play-offs have been decided, and in football Sparta stay in front with a win over Stare Mesto.