Brno Czech Republic Sports
The Prague Eagles are the Czech National Ice Hockey League team. The team won the national championship in the 2011-2012 seasons and in the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons. They have also won a World Cup in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Since the team was founded in 2010, the American football team of the Prague Mustangs has been dedicated to the sport with a team of mostly newcomers who discovered the world of American football in Prague.
From 1996 to 2001, the Czech Republic won six World Championship medals, including three consecutive golds (1999 - 2001). Czechoslovakia finished runner-up at the World Championships in 1934 and 1962, and the European Championship in 1976, losing to Germany at the 1996 European Championship in England. The Czech national team has finished third in four of the last five World Cup tournaments (2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2015) and has not lost a game since its debut in 2002.
A public battle ensued and rugby never really took off, but there was an effort to play games in the club. The Czechs went to the Netherlands and received state funding for some of the matches that were played there, but public opposition to rugby in Czechoslovakia came to an end.
Marquez won the overall MotoGP and Brno sporting calendar, and Dosta Bystrc Kninicky FC is also in the league. We have a unique amateur football club based in Prague 5, FC Zlicin, but also a number of other clubs in other parts of the Czech Republic.
Among the best tennis players from the Czech Republic are Petra Kvitova, Jana Fekete, Karolina Pliskova and Maria Sharapova. The Prague Open is also part of the ITF Women's Circuit, and the most famous Czech sportswoman is former world number one tennis player Anna Kuznetsova. We are also part of the ATP Challenger Tour, while in Brno there are a number of other professional tennis clubs, such as the Prague Tennis Club, the Czech Tennis Academy and the Czech Tennis League.
The semi-finals will be held on Friday and Saturday, the final on Sunday in front of a full house at the Czech Tennis Club in Brno.
Five teams will compete, two of which will face off on the opening day of the season. Draci Baseball Club in Brno, which means "dragon without dragon," is proving to be one of our main competitors from the Prague team. The softball club was founded in 1972, and a year later a women's team was added. Titan is the oldest team in the Czech Republic and the first of its kind in Europe, having been founded in 1974 as a men's club, with the women's team emerging years later and the men in 1975.
The colourful gymnastics rally was founded in 1862 and has been held every year in Brno since its foundation in 1884, the first event in the Czech Republic was held in 1865.
The sport received even more support when the national team qualified for its first World Cup after the break - against Czechoslovakia. Czech Republic's Davis Cup team has won four of the last five World Cups, while its Fed Cup teams have won three of the last four. Czech women's national teams had to wait for a breakthrough on the international stage before they took part in the first ever women's floor ball World Cup in 1994. This was achieved in 1996 when it was held in Brno with the participation of more than 1,000 athletes from all over the world.
The Czech Triple Crown of Flat racing, held at the Velka Chuchle racecourse in Prague, is the most famous horse race in the country. The famous Czech ski jumping school sponsored a number of athletes who won gold medals at the biathlon world championships, as well as medals at the world championships and Olympic Games.
There are dozens of badminton courts in the Czech Republic, both indoors and outdoors, and this sport is very popular among Czechs. Other popular sports in Prague and other parts of the country include basketball, volleyball, tennis, football and even volleyball and basketball in general.
Brno, Moravia and the capital Prague is currently considered the centre of the country's rugby union. The most attractive events for Czech fans are the World Cup, the European Championship and even the Olympic Games. Brno will be the focus of international games between the Czech Republic, Slovakia and other European and North American countries during the ice hockey match against Slovakia. Major sports considered by fans to be particularly important include hockey, basketball, volleyball, tennis, football and basketball in general, and rugby.