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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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Spa resorts in the Czech Republic…

The spa industry, with its hundreds of years of history, is of very high quality in the Czech Republic. This can be…

 
 
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Unusual winter sports in the Czech…

Apart from a wide choice of ski slopes and terrains for freestyle skiing, Czech mountains also offer many facilities…

 
 
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Research shows Czech Republic is a safe…

The Czech Republic counts among safe European countries, and not only from the view of a clean environment, hygiene or…

 
 
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Prague International Airport – Ruzyně…

Since June 2011, the largest airport in the Czech Republic, the Prague International Airport – Ruzyně, can boast the…

 
 
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UNESCO Sites – Part 5 Olomouc

The city of Olomouc is a significant metropolis in the Moravian part of the Czech Republic. Due to its strategic…

 
 
Geography
 
 

Czechs actively sort waste, save…

The Czechs are the European champions in sorting waste and in the very first place in recycling plastics within Europe.…

 
 
Sport and leisure
 
 

Tips for in-line skating

The number of people keen on in-line skating has continuously grown for some time already. Hand in hand, the number and…

 
 
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The Lidice film raises interest not…

On 31 May 2011, the long expected premiere of Lidice took place in the Czech Republic. The film makers have enchanted…

 
 
Geography
 
 

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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Burning of Witches

Burning of Witches, Walpurgis Night or Beltaine are the names used for the last night of April in the Czech Republic…

 
 
 
 
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