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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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The New Year’s Eve or 31 December is a business day in the Czech Republic. Therefore the celebration of parting…

 
 
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Prague’s Municipal House celebrates its…

The Municipal House in Prague is considered one of the greatest Art-Nouveau buildings in Prague. It was ceremoniously…

 
 
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Czech election 2012 – new regional…

The election, which took place in the Czech Republic in October 2012, brought a change in the balance of political…

 
 
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Johann Gregor Mendel, founding father…

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Czech travellers – part 2

Every nation has its famous personalities, whose names universally evoke adventure, exotic countries, travelling and…

 
 
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Saint Martin celebrations and young…

The St Martin celebrations are symbolised in the Czech Republic by tasting young wine and savouring roast goose. St…

 
 
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11 integration centres take care of…

Prague is not only the largest city in the Czech Republic, it is also the city with the highest percentage of…

 
 
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Foreign missions of the Armed Forces of…

By entering the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union, the Czech Republic accepted the obligation…

 
 
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World-famous bijouterie from Jablonec

Bijouterie has been an excellent production article in Bohemia since the 19th century. The best known bijouterie comes…

 
 
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Czech travellers: Part 1

All nations have famous personalities, whose names immediately evoke adventure, exotic countries, and new discoveries…

 
 
 
 
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