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.
The Czech Republic have been beaten 3:2 by Spain in the first round of this season's Davis Cup, after Czech number one Jiri Novak suffered a groin strain. Czech ice hockey coach Slavomir Lener says he was pleased with how his team played at the Swedish Games, the last tournament before May's World Championships. Cross country skier Katerina Neumannova has won yet another World Cup event, this time the 10 kilometre free in the French Alps. Athlete Roman Sebrle has started the season in style and Czech footballers made their mark in Europe at the
As the Czech Republic's men's tennis team prepares to face Spain in Brno this weekend in the first round of this year's Davis Cup, two of Spain's star players have dropped out. The Czech ice hockey team will also be in action this weekend, in the Swedish Games, the last competition of the Euro Hockey Tour. Meanwhile, Czech Extraliga club Kladno have loaned goaltender Zdenek Orct to Russia's Kazan for the rest of the season.
Martina Navratilova's last ever match at tennis's Australian Open ended in defeat in the mixed doubles final on Sunday. Another Czech sporting great, ice hockey forward Jaromir Jagr, played his 1,000th NHL game on Friday, though the game could have gone better for the famous no. 68. In football, Jiri Stajner has joined Sparta Prague on loan from Hanover, while other Czech players had mixed fortunes as the Bundesliga started again.
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?
Czech international goalkeeper Petr Cech has signed with Chelsea, though he will not be leaving Rennes until the summer. Meanwhile, midfielder Tomas Rosicky denies he has agreed terms with the London club. Jiri Novak is the only Czech left in the singles at tennis's Australian Open, and ice hockey star Robert Lang has said he is uninterested in playing in Russia if an NHL strike takes place.
Just weeks after joining Sparta Prague, 21-year-old striker Jan Rezek made a dream debut on Tuesday, when he scored two goals. The next day the younger Gluscevic brother at the club also made his mark by netting two. After winning the latest stage of the Dakar Rally, six-time winner Karel Loprais is currently third overall in the truck category in a Czech-made Tatra. Jiri Novak is in good form ahead of tennis's Australian Open. And will Czech ice hockey fans get to see stars Jagr and Lang in action at the World Championships?
At the weekend all eyes were on Jested near Liberec, which was the venue for the latest stage of the ski-jumping World Cup. Horst Siegl, with an impressive 160 league goals the leading scorer still active in Czech football, has rejected an offer from Katar and signed with Pilsen. And Sparta Prague ice hockey club marked their hundredth anniversary on Saturday, though a home defeat was not the ideal way to celebrate.
Czech cross-country skier Katerina Neummanova has done it again, winning her second World Cup race in a row, just six months after having a baby. Ilona Hlavackova has been named Czech Swimmer of the Year. There has been a great deal of speculation over whether Czech international football goalkeeper Petr Cech would sign for English glamour club Chelsea. Rene Bolf, meanwhile, is definitely joining Auxerre. And ice hockey goaltender Roman Malek has been let go by Slavia Prague, half a season after helping the club to an historic Extraliga
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