In Sports News: internationals Petr Cech and Milan Baros discuss the new trend of Czech players joining English clubs; in-form strike Jan Koller equals the all-time international goals record and scores a goal a game for Dortmund; Sarka Zahrobska wins the first ever Czech medal at the Alpine ski World Championships - on her 20th birthday; and the Czech ice hockey team bounce back from defeat to come second at the Swedish Games.
The Czech Republic's ice hockey team won its match against Finland at the Swedish Games in Stockholm. The Czechs won 3:2 in an extended game, with Jaroslav Bednar scoring the winning goal in the 63rd minute. The Swedish Games are part of the four-nation Euro Hockey Tour, in which the Czech Republic is ranked third.
The Czech Republic's ice hockey team have lost their first game at the Swedish Games in Stockholm. The Czechs were beaten 3:2 by the hosts after the game went to penalties. Their next match is against Finland on Saturday. The Swedish Games are part of the four-nation Euro Hockey Tour, in which the Czech Republic are ranked third.
In Sports News: a black day for Czech football as famous Prague club Bohemians go to the wall; sacked Sparta manager Frantisek Straka proves he did not take cocaine; the trend of Czech players joining English Premiership clubs continues; ice hockey star Jaromir Jagr comes home to nurse an injury: and New York Rangers player Jason Marshall scores his first goal in the Czech Extraliga.
In Sports News: leading Czech cross country skier Katerina Neumannova wins the first World Cup event of her career in front of home fans; little known Czech tennis player Ivo Minar is knocked out in the final of the Sydney International; Sparta Prague football club find out this week if they are to be investigated for corruption; this year's Dakar Rally is one to forget for Czech drivers; and Robert Lang is not, after all, going to play in the Czech ice hockey league.
Canada dropped a 5-4 decision to the Czech Republic on Saturday, in its second game of the men's hockey tournament at the 2005 World University Winter Games. Three of the Czechs' five goals came on breakaways. Czech goaltender Tomas Dusek was the story of the game, turning aside 49 of 53 shots. The Czech Republic (2-0-1) leads the way with five points, with defending champions Russia (2-0-0, 4 pts) second followed by Japan (1-1-1, 3 pts).
In Sports News: the atmosphere turns bitter as javelin legend Jan Zelezny stands against incumbent Milan Jirasek for chairmanship of the Czech Olympic Committee; skier Nikola Sudova becomes the first Czech woman to win a moguls World Cup event, while cross country star Katerina Neumannova impresses on her return from illness; and footballer Jiri Jarosik makes his first appearance for Chelsea just days after arriving in London.
In Sports News: the Czech Under 20 team is knocked out of the ice hockey World Championships; Jiri Novak is taking January off and misses the Australian Open, while Martina Navratilova says she is still "damn good"; Sigma Olomouc goalkeeper Martin Vaniak becomes unofficial world champion in saving free kicks.