This Friday sees the start of the International Festival of Outdoor Films in Ostrava, the largest festival of its kind in the Czech Republic focussing on adventure, travel and extreme sports. This year, the travelling festival will visit a total of 43 towns and cities in the Czech Republic, neighbouring Slovakia and also Russia.
The legendary footballer Josef “Pepi” Bican, was inducted in the Czech Football Association’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday, on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Officially recognized as the most prolific scorer in the history of the game, Pepi Bican is said to have scored an incredible 4,500 goals in his career.
In Sports News from the past week: Czech Davis Cup team will play the Netherlands in the first round next season; Sparta Prague is at the top of the chart in Gambrinus Liga; Striker Libo Kozák secures victory for Aston Villa; Hockey Liberec beats Sparta 6:5; Simona Baumrtová has been invited to participate in the All-Star European team at the Duel in Pool event in Glasgow.
Viktoria Plzeň welcomed a star-studded Manchester City team on Tuesday for their first group game in this season’s Champions League. But while a spirited performance saw the West Bohemian club keep City at bay for the first half, the gulf in class told in the second and the visitors ultimately ran out comfortable 3:0 winners.
In Sports News this Monday: Berdych and Štěpánek lead holders Czech Republic to third Davis Cup final in five years, though non-playing captain says Serbia will be demanding environment; Czechs take three golds at World Canoe Slalom Championship; and Plzeň drop points ahead of Man City clash in Champions League.
Czech league titleholders Viktoria Plzeň have booked a spot in the Champions League this season after they defeated the Slovenian side Maribor 4:1 on aggregate in the competition’s final round of qualification. Plzeň have extended their respectable winning streak in the Champions League, advancing to the group stage for the second time in three years.