Monday, December 3, 2012

Radio Prague Today 12.3.2012

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Sports News 3.12.2012

In Sports News this Monday: Plzeň top ice hockey's Extraliga going into the second half of the regular season; defender Marek Židlický waves goodbye after a successful return to his first club Kladno; the Czechs hammer Japan at the World Floorball Championships; and Viktoria Plzeň play Atletico Madrid to decide on top spot in their Europa League group.

Jan Kodeš – 1970s tennis champion

Jan Kodeš recently lined up with the rest of the 1980 Davis Cup winning team alongside the Czech team that won this year's trophy, amid joyous scenes at Prague's O2 Arena. Kodeš, who is 66, was a member of the Czechoslovak Davis Cup side for 17 years, and later served as its non-playing captain. But his greatest successes came as a player at the French Open, which he won twice, and Wimbledon, where he lifted the trophy once.

Westinghouse win would enhance your energy security, Clinton tells Prague

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Prague on Monday, on the first leg of a European tour. At meetings with Czech officials, Secretary Clinton made a pitch for the US firm Westinghouse, which is in competition with a Russian-led consortium for a multi-billion-dollar Czech nuclear project. She says the US bid offers the best technology and highest security – and would reduce the Czech Republic's dependence on Russian energy.