- 22 Oct 2019
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News from the Czech National Olympic Committee
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22 October 2019
Several sports stars successfully completed the second year of a sports diplomacy programme run by the Czech NOC, including six-time Paralympic gold medallist Jiří Ježek; former basketballer Ilona Burgrová; Olympians Klára Křížová and Petra Juříčková; and representatives of other sports associations. This programme is organised in cooperation with the University of Economics, the Slovak NOC and other institutions. During the graduation ceremony, the athletes met students on the third edition of this programme, the first module of which was held on 5 and 6 October. During this module, Olympic bronze medallist Danka Bartekova, who is also an IOC Member and Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission for the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020, gave a presentation on her career in sports diplomacy. More info here.
28 june 2019
08 April 2019
The Czech NOC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU), with the aim of enhancing cooperation in the area of sports management. The MoU was signed by the NOC Vice-President, Roman Kumpost, and the RIOU Rector, Lev Belousov, with Olympic skier and NOC Athletes’ Committee member Klara Krizova (centre) also in attendance. The agreement – the latest development in the NOC’s sports diplomacy programme – aims to provide training and professional development to sports management specialists, based on advanced educational technologies and methods, and to facilitate the sharing of best practices in the areas of education, research and culture. More info here.
20 december 2018
The Czech NOC welcomed more than 300 guests for the 10th edition of the Bridges for Trainers conference in Prague on 3 December. The conference, which has been organised by the NOC’s Coaches Academy since 2014, aims to use the experience of coaches, athletes and sports administrators from all over the world to inspire the next generation of Czech coaches. Coaches from national sports teams, members of over 30 International and National Sports Federations and representatives from over 100 elite clubs were in attendance, as were former Czech NBA star Jiří Welsch; former international football players Pavel Horváth, Radek Bejbl, Jan Suchopárek and Luboš Kozel; and Olympic bronze medallist in ice hockey Václav Prospal. More info here.
19 November 2018
“Sport on the edge? The pressure for performance (not just) in elite sport” was the title of a conference organised by the Czech Olympic Committee with the support of the Senate of the Czech Parliament last month. The conference covered pressing issues facing the sports movement, including ensuring equal opportunities; greater promotion of women’s sport; the excessive pressure placed on children to perform and its psychological and health impacts; communication between elite athletes and coaches; and support for education programmes for athletes and coaches. The conference was organised by the NOC’s Committee for Equal Opportunities in Sport, under the auspices of the Women Sport International (WSI) organisation. Many Olympic medallists were in attendance, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Education and Sport, universities, members of the Athletes’ Committee and members the NOC’s Committee for Equal Opportunities in Sport. More details here.
6 November 2018
An online interactive handbook to help NOCs to develop and organise Olympic festivals in their country was recently launched in Prague at a conference organised by the Czech NOC. The launch of this handbook concludes a two-year project entitled Sport Parks Inspired by the Olympics. The project was co-financed by the European Union’s Erasmus + programme and coordinated by the Czech NOC in collaboration with the IOC. It was developed in coordination with seven NOCs (Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Italy, Netherlands and Slovenia) and one regional authority in the Czech Republic, South Bohemia. The manual was launched by Czech Olympic coordinator Jana Janotová at the Global Sport Events Go Local conference which was attended by over 90 participants from 13 countries. The handbook is available at www.sportparks.com. More details here.
30 october 2018
Some of the Czech Republic’s leading sports stars have signed up for the Czech Olympic Committee’s sports diplomacy course, which aims to prepare future sports officials by equipping them with the necessary skills, knowledge and international insight. The course was launched last year and recently concluded with a total of 16 students successfully completing the programme. Among the 16 students were world-famous sprint canoeist Jana Ježová and 2010 Triathlon World Cup winner Vendula Frintová. After the success of the first year’s course, a number of applicants have already registered for next year, including six-time Paralympic gold medallist Jiří Ježek, Olympian and former Alpine skier Klára Křížová, and Olympic basketball star Ilona Burgrová. The number of sports stars involved in the course reflects the NOC’s commitment to supporting its athletes’ transition into new positions following their sporting careers. More details here.
26 June 2018
Record-breaking climber Adam Ondra (4th from right, first row) has been chosen to receive the Jiří Stanislav Guth-Jarkovský Award by his fellow Czech athletes, in recognition of his outstanding achievement last September, when he climbed the most difficult route in the world in Flatanger (Norway). The award was presented by rower Ondřej Synek, who won the trophy in 2015, in the presence of Czech Olympic Committee President and IOC Member Jiří Kejval, NOC Secretary General Petr Graclík, and Director of Sport Martin Doktor. Over 30 athletes and many personalities from Czech sport attended the ceremony. The Guth-Jarkovský Award is the most prestigious national sports award in the Czech Republic and is voted for by Czech athletes. More details at www.olympic.cz.