The Olympic games start today in Vancouver, Canada. The Czech Republic has sent a record number of 92 athletes to participate in the games. If you plan to follow the various sporting disciplines, you may hear some Czech names mentioned. We thought we would offer an audio pronunciation of the names of some of the Czech athletes to watch out for.
Click on the “play” button to hear the name pronounced. The button for the hockey team includes audio for all the players.
The ice hockey team
Miroslav Blaťák, Petr Čajánek, Roman Červenka, Patrik Eliáš, Martin Erat, Tomáš Fleischmann, Martin Havlát, Jan Hejda, Jaromír Jágr, Tomáš Kaberle, David Krejčí, Filip Kuba, Pavel Kubina, Milan Michálek, Zbyněk Michálek, Ondřej Pavelec, Tomáš Plekanec, Roman Polák, Tomáš Rolinek, Jakub Štěpánek, Josef Vašíček, Tomáš Vokoun, Marek Židlický
Lukáš Bauer – cross-country skiing
Tomáš Kraus – freestyle skiing
Nikola Sudová – freestyle skiing
Martina Sáblíková – speed skating
Šárka Záhrobská – alpine skiing
The Prague Post article Vancouver 2010: Czechs send record team to Olympics provides background on the Czech team and contenders. (link no longer working)
The Czech Olympic Committee published their Czech Olympic Team media guide that lists details about all of the Czech athletes participating in the games.
http://www.olympic.cz/docs/MediaGuide2010_LR_FIN.pdf (Note: the file is 40MB)
Best of luck to the Czech team! Hodně štěstí!