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European capital of sport is a title, which is awarded to one of the European cities every year. This year the Czech capital may bear the title of European capital of sport! The title has been awarded since 2001 by ACES (European Capital of Sport Association), a partner organization of the European Union. Which sporting events in Prague, you should definitely not miss this year?

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WTA Sparta Prague Open
The tennis lovers will meet between April 25 and May 2 in Prague, will find already the 6th edition of the women’s WTA tournament – J & T Banka Prague Open 2016 site. This is an international women’s tournament, part of the women’s circuit ITF; also the most important female tournament in the Czech Republic. Admission is free throughout the tournament. The winner of last year and the number 12 of the world rankings karolína plíšková will try to defend the title. Participation is defined by current world number nine Lucie Safarova and also by Lucie Hradecká.

Marathon Weekend 2016
The Prague marathon, one of the most beautiful marathons in the world, with some 10,000 runners among the traditional running events in the Czech Republic. The launch starts at the Old Town Square and the route goes through Paris Street to the Vltava River and the Charles Bridge. This running race will take place on May 8; one day before you can participate with your dog on a walk, act for the marathon. The game itself is divided into several categories – individuals, relay race, teams – and you can also join the family mini-marathon.

Prague Stairs
This international mountain bike race takes place already for the twelfth time in May this year. The participants are the best mountain bikers in the world, world champions and winners of the Olympic games. The trail is a unique world; The 1250 meters long track leads through the narrow streets of the Lesser Town and the Castle quarter. The most attractive for spectators in each round, the descent about 190 Castle Steps. The organizers have additionally added several obstacles on the flat parts, so the game becomes even more attractive. The race lasts one hour plus one lap and traditionally begins at 18 hours.

Josef Odlozil Memorial
The Memorial Josef Odlozil is an international athletics competition. At launch this athletics competition not only Czech athletes, but also charts the world athletics: winners of Olympic medals and holders of European and world records. You can look forward to walking distances 100 m and 400 m, high jump, pole vault, javelin and many other parts. Traditionally the 1500 meters the main point of this June meeting. This distance recalls Josef Odlozil who won a silver medal in this section in 1964 at the Olympics in Tokyo.

Prague Wheel Open
The floorball tournament for the disabled, with the participation of over 15 teams from the Czech Republic and other countries. The tournament is this year accompanied by various side events: a competition in shootouts, individual matches in floorball skills, a demonstration match of players with and without disabilities or an exhibition match in electric wheelchairs. The tournament will be held from 4 t / m August 6th. The best players of floorball on the bike will participate again.

Prague triathlon weekend – TRIPrague
This is a three day event with activities and triathlon competitions in the city of Prague. The highlight will be the medium of international triathlon. The main race starts on July 30 and consists of swimming 1.9 km, 80 km cycling and 21 km running. There is also a shorter alternative; Mini TRIPrague swimming with 0.38 km, 18 km cycling and 4.2 km running. A nice accompanying program including a children’s race will not be lacking.

For more information please visit: http://www.czechtourism.com/e/prague-half-marathon/

{Source: Czech Tourist Board – Amsterdam Office}
[photo credits:featured image: Old Town Square Prague: Church of Our Lady in front of Týn, Stone Bell House, Palác Kinských (Franz Kafka studied here in the German school.) – By Yair Haklai (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons]
[intext photos: courtesy of Czech Tourist Board]
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