Monday, August 27, 2012

Radio Prague Today 8.27.2012

Articles posted today

Czech kayaker discusses Olympic silver medal, new-found fame

Vávra Hradílek was the first athlete from the Czech National team to clinch a medal at the XXX Summer Olympic Games in London this year. The kayaker, who has a vibrant personality and is both thoughtful and sharp on issues, discusses what it was like to win silver, as well as how he hopes to use his new-found fame. I began by asking him how he was dealing with all the media interest.

Czech MEP: European conservatives would prefer Romney at White House

Czech MEP Jan Zahradil will appear at the US Republican Party convention in Tampa Bay, Florida, later this week. The convention will formally nominate Mitt Romney as the party's presidential candidate, and Mr Zahradil, who is a deputy chair of a conservative group in the European Parliament, says conservatives would welcome Mitt Romney's becoming the next US president. Jan Zahradil will appear at a panel entitled Hey America, Don't Take This Road. RP spoke to the Czech MEP and asked him what his message to the Republican delegates will be.

Sports News 27.8.2012

In Sports News: Barbora Špotáková wins Diamond League in women's javelin for second time in career; in football, Czech midfielder Petr Jiráček appears Hamburg-bound; Bayer Leverkusen want almost 100,000 euros in damages for attack on team player; Sparta and Jablonec face each other on Monday in Czech top division; Kvitová faces Slovenia's Polona Hercog in the first round of the US Open.