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The most popular sports in the Czech Republic are football (soccer), Ice Hockey, volley-ball, tennis and kickball (an original Czech sport similar to volley-ball in which the players kick the ball over a low net.)
Football is the most popular sport in the Czech Republic. The Czech Football Association has run the countrys top league, the 1st league, since l925. The most popular club, AC Sparta Praha, have been remarkably successful in both domestic and European contests. Czechoslovakia were runners-up in the 1934 and 1962 World Cups, European champions in 1976 and the Czech Republic narrowly lost to Germany in the finals of 1996s European championships held in England. F. Plnicka, I. Bican, J. Masopust, I. Viktor, A. Panenka, Z. Nehoda, T. Skuhravy, K. Poborsky, P. Berger and P. Nedvedare among the most famous Czech footballers.

Ice hockey
For years Czechoslovakia's national ice hockey teams have ranked among the top five or six national teams in the world. The national ice hockey team have won the World Hockey Championships seven times (the last time in 1996 in Vienna). They came 2nd in the Canada Cup in 1976. Today, Czech ice hockey suffers from a mass exodus of its best players to foreign leagues, especially to the NHL. Among the most famous players to have left are J. Jgr, D. Ha1ek, M. Straka, R. Holk, R. Reichel, M.Rueinsk and V. Vujtek. V. Nedomansk, J. Holecek, V. Martinec, I. Hlinka, J. Jgr and D.Hasek are among the most famous Czech ice hockey players.

Czech tennis players have been remarkably successful in international competitions. One of them, Martina Navrtilov, is arguably the best female tennis
player of all time. Many other male and female tennis players have appeared in the top 1OO rankings of international tennis including Drobn, J. Kodes, I. Lendl, P. Korda, H. Mandlikov, H. Sukov and J.Novotn.

Track and Field
Czech athletes have made a great impression on Track and Field competitions. The runners E. Ztopek and J. Kratochvlov, the javelin-throwers D. Ztopkov and J. elezn, the discus-throwers L. Danek and I. Bugr, the decathlete R. Zmelk, the shot-putters H. Fibingerov and R. Machura and others are among the most famous Czech athletes. Contemporary world athletics features the decathlete Tomas Dvorak and triple-jumper Sarka.Kasparkov - both of them won the last World Athletics Championship in 1997.

Other Sports
The multiple Olympic medal winner Vera Caslavsk (1968) became one of the most famous personalities in Czech sports and also played an important role in the international Olympic movement. The Posp�1il brothers won 20 world championship titles in bicycle polo. The famous Czech school of ski-jumpers has fostered athletes who have won several European and world titles and Olympic victories (J. Raka, J. Parma, P. Ploc, P. Dluho1). Cross-country bikers I. Fiera and R. imunek have brought home numerous world champion titles.

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