In the east Moravian town of Prerov it must be a curious sight: amateur swimmer Pavel Poljansky walking around town in a t-shirt and shorts in chilly temperatures and training daily in the "freezing" Becva River. Why is he doing it? All in preparation to become the first European to swim across the world's highest lake, Lake Titicaca.
In Sports News this week: the Czech cross country skier Katerina Neumannova takes silver in the ladies' 15 km pursuit at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Japan - but can she go all the way and win gold in Tuesday's 10 km free?; Czech football goalkeeper Petr Cech wins his first medal of the season as Chelsea lift England's League Cup; and Milan Baros gets a goal in his first full game for Lyon.
In Sports News: Sarka Zahrobska becomes the first Czech ever to win a world title in Alpine skiing; Martina Sablikova wins again in the speed skating World Cup and is in a good position to take the overall title with one competition to go; the ice hockey Extraliga is hotting up, with five teams in with a chance making the last three places in the play-offs; and international football goalkeeper Petr Cech, who came back from injury last month, continues an impressive run of clean sheets.
In Sports News this week: it's been a disappointing weekend for Czech tennis players in both the Davis Cup and the Paris Open; Czech speed skater Martina Sablikova puts in a another stunning world championship performance; Tomas Rosicky breaks his scoring duck in the English Premier League, and Jaromir Jagr reaches yet another career milestone in the NHL.
The Czech football goalkeeper Petr Cech made headlines around the world when he suffered a potentially life-threatening injury during a game with his club Chelsea in October. There were fears that the injury, a skull fracture, could keep him out of action for the rest of the season, and even worries he might never regain his world's-best form. But Cech has made a fantastic recovery - and a speedy return. He conceded two goals in his first game back on January 20, but since then has kept several clean sheets. I asked Petr Cech how satisfied he was
In Sports News this week: two Czech women's tennis players will compete in a Grand Slam quarter final for the first time in 22 years; ski jumper Jan Mazoch is still in a serious condition after an horrific fall; Petr Cech makes a return to action after a long lay-off with a head injury, and Slavia come out on top in Prague's ice hockey derby.