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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.

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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

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Lukáš Bauer – cross-country skiing

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Tomáš Kraus – freestyle skiing

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Nikola Sudová – freestyle skiing

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Martina Sáblíková – speed skating

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Šárka Záhrobská – alpine skiing

The Prague Post article Vancouver 2010: Czechs send record team to Olympics provides background on the Czech team and contenders.

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/public/img/MediaGuide2010_LR.pdf (Note: the file is 40MB)

Best of luck to the Czech team! Hodně štěstí!

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A Vyšehrad Walk

by Dana on August 28, 2009 · 0 comments

We took a walk around the Vyšehrad Castle area yesterday. I always enjoy it there but this particular visit felt even more special. It was a beautiful, warm evening, late enough for the day visitors to be gone, yet lively enough with dog walkers, joggers and parents with kids. The beautiful views from up there took me by surprise again.

A View of the Prague Castle, Lesser Town and the Nusle District from the Vyšehrad Castle Area

A View of the Prague Castle, Lesser Town and the Nusle District from the Vyšehrad Castle Area

 

A View of the Vyšehrad Castle at Sunset

A View of the Vyšehrad Castle at Sunset

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Prague Zoo Ranked as the 7th World’s Best Zoo

June 18, 2009

I hadn’t been to the Prague Zoo for a few years and didn’t remember it as anything special. It was badly damaged in the 2002 flood and when I was there a year or two later, there was lots of reconstruction and new construction going on. Lots of promise in the air, but a pretty bare place at the moment. When [...]

Czech Roundup 20-Jul-08

July 20, 2008

Czechs join Slovakia to register salami and sausage If they publish the recipes, I would be interested in knowing what exactly is inside. European Tour returns to Czech Republic in 2009 after 12 years Golf has been gaining in popularity over the years here and this should give it a boost. Dogs – Czechs’ best friends [...]

The Ski Season Begins

November 10, 2007

I hear that the ski season began in the Krkonoše Mountains today. It has been snowing there for a few days and there is now enough snow to allow skiing. Winter is starting early this year. Who knows, maybe the ski resorts are going to make up for last year’s terrible ski season.