In Sports News: Roman Sebrle becomes the first decathlete in two decades to defend his title at the European Athletics Championship; Barbora Spotakova takes silver in the javelin in Gothenburg, and breaks her own Czech women's record along the way; there are few changes to the Czech football squad ahead of Wednesday's friendly versus Serbia; and Liberec stride out in front in the Czech league while Sparta manage just one goal in three games.
Jan Zelezny is widely believed to be the greatest athlete to have ever thrown the javelin. He holds the world record in the discipline, and has been both Olympic and World Champion three times. His long and glittering career came to an end on Wednesday night, when Zelenzy, now 40, took part in his final competition, the European Championships. Fittingly, he came away with one last medal.
Last weekend was a momentous one for Czech long-distance swimming: Yvetta Hlavacova set a new women's world record for swimming the English Channel, while David Cech became the first Czech to swim the Channel in both directions. While Cech has been enjoying his success, Hlavacova has surprised many by saying she wants to brave the Channel again in just a few weeks' time.
In Sports News: the Czech Republic picks up one gold and one bronze medal at the Slalom Racing World Championships in Prague, though the country's best known kayaker Stepanka Hilgertova is disappointed with fifth place; swimmer Yvetta Hlavacova sets a new women's world record for swimming the English Channel; tennis star Nicole Vaidisova is now ranked ninth in the world; Jiri Welsch is forced to leave basketball's NBA; and Liberec and Mlada Boleslav win ahead of their Champions League ties this week.
Without a doubt, football's biggest, most glamorous and exciting club event is the UEFA Champions League. The lucrative competition features many of the game's greatest stars, and is watched by millions around the globe. This season the likes of Barcelona, Chelsea and Bayern Munich could be joined by the tiny Czech club Mlada Boleslav: they've just reached the final qualifying round and are possibly just 180 minutes away from the big time - and big money.
In Sports News: as the new Czech football season begins Liberec make a great start while Sparta Prague stumble; ex-international Horst Siegl scores his 175th league goal at the age of 37; Czech players make a big impact on the opening weekend of the Scottish season; javelin legend Jan Zelezny may be 40 but he's still in with a chance of a medal at the European Championships; and Prague's Troja is gearing up for the water slalom world championships.
In Sports News: Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych is now ranked 14th in the world after reaching the semi-final of the Mercedes Open in Germany; ice hockey star Pavel Kubina is ordered to pay almost 18,000 dollars to a referee he accused of bribe-taking; football star Milan Baros apologises after appearing on tabloid front pages in a state of inebriation; Pavel Nedved is set to say whether he's staying at Juventus; and three Czechs are accused of throwing a game in the Turkish league for big money.
In Sports News: the Czech Republic's women's tennis players narrowly miss out on a place in the Federation Cup's elite World Group; Czech football stars playing in Italy face an uncertain future following the enforced relegation of top clubs from Serie A; Grand Prix motorcyclist Lukas Pesek enjoys another podium finish; and Speedway racer Ales Dryml remains in a critical condition following a horrific crash.
In Sports News: the Czech Republic takes two medals at the European Flatwater Championships in central Bohemia - canoeist Martin Doktor says the home crowd helped him reach the podium; tennis player Radek Stepanek is now in the world's top ten for the first time in his career; ice hockey star Martin Havlat joins the Chicago Blackhawks; and Milan Baros is said to be close to joining Hamburg.