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Emil Zátopek

The Czech sporting elite includes numerous famous personalities whose achievements during the Olympic Games gained worldwide attention. The top watched sporting events won by Czech medallists include Věra Čáslavská (gymnastics), Martina Navrátilová (tennis), Jan Železný (javelin throw), Aleš Valenta (acrobatic skiing) or Martina Sáblíková (speed skating) who all helped to build up the Czech Republic’s image as sport superpower. However, there is one legend honoured for remarkable accomplishments that stand out above all others – Emil Zátopek. By single-handedly redrawing the boundaries of his sport, Zátopek became the greatest runner of the 20th century.

 
 
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Královéhradecký Region

The Královéhradecký Region is situated in the north-eastern part of Bohemia. Over one third of its border lines the…

 
 
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Ústí Region

The Ústí Region lies in the north-west of the Czech Republic and its north-west side also delimits the border with…

 
 
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The Liberec Region

The Liberec Region is the second smallest region in the Czech Republic. It is located in northern Bohemia. The seat of…

 
 
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6.3 million foreign tourists to visit…

According to data released by the Czech Statistic Office, a total of 6.3 million foreign tourists arrived to the Czech…

 
 
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Pilsen Region

The Pilsen Region is not only the birthplace of world-famous beer but it is a region with rich history, developed…

 
 
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Industrial Architecture part 2

Recently, interest in industrial monuments and architecture, from which we can learn more about the development of…

 
 
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Czech best, rarities and curiosities

Despite the fact that the Czech Republic is a rather small country, its name is often heard throughout the world due to…

 
 
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Karlovy Vary Region

The Karlovy Vary Region is distinctive with abundant spa resorts. People come to visit not only the most famous Czech…

 
 
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Jan Zrzavý

(1890–1977)

 
 
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Industrial architecture - Part 1

Prague and the Central Bohemian Region

 
 
 
 
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