Monday, July 18, 2011

Radio Prague Today 7.18.2011

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Sports News 18.7.2011

In Sports news this week: two Czechs take points in the motorcycle racing world championship; European Under 23 Championships concludes in Ostrava; Czech women's tennis team will play Germany in the first round of Fed Cup; and hockey legend Jaroslav Jiřík dies in plane crash.

Czech tourist buses come under technical scrutiny

It was a wake-up call for the Czech traffic police: a Czech tourist bus in Austria was found to be driving minus one wheel. The story made headlines in both countries and the Czech authorities finally turned their attention to a nagging problem: the poor technical state of many Czech buses.

Jaromíra Kostlánová – still working as a tour guide at the age of 92

Though 92 years of age, Jaromíra Kostlánová is still working as a tour guide, introducing the sights of Prague to visitors from around the world. If that were not remarkable enough, the good-humoured nonagenarian is also one of the oldest students in the Czech Republic.