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Lidové noviny - Czech Republic | 14/01/2016

Doping world records should be revoked

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will present the second part of its report on doping at the highest levels of international athletics this Thursday. The conservative daily Lidové noviny calls for the world records attained in the 1980s thanks to doping to finally be revoked: "In marathon races no records are set, only international best times, because the conditions of the races vary. The same should apply for stadiums, which are located at different altitudes or in different climate zones. … Not to mention the records set in the times when doping began in the 1980s. For instance the [800 metre] record set by Jarmila Kratochvílová or Helena Fibingerová's [shot putting] record. Back then female athletes grew beards and their voices and muscles were like men's. The conditions were variable there too, as they are with marathons. It is high time and only honest for us to finally say goodbye to these records."

Mladá fronta dnes - Czech Republic | 29/01/2011

Doping denial implausible

The former Czech track and field athlete Jarmila Kratochvílová celebrated her 60th birthday last week. Even today she still holds the longest existing world record for the 800 metres. Kratochvílová has persistently denied all doping allegations which, in the view of the liberal daily Mladá fronta dnes, seems highly implausible: "Kratochvílová's greatest rival, the East German Marita Koch, has held the 400-metre world record since 1985. The current records for the 100 and 200 metres bear the name of Florence Griffith-Joyner and date back to 1988. The 100-metre hurdles record held by the Bulgarian Jordanka Donkova stems from the same year. ... So this begs the question: Did all these world record holders achieve what they did through hard training alone, and were they really better than all the others that came after them? Why has no woman come even near to Marita Koch's 400-metre record - with the exception of Jarmila Kratochvílová in 1983?"

Mladá fronta dnes - Czech Republic | 23/06/2006

The Czechs take a fall in the World Cup

The entire Czech Republic is in mourning after its promising team said goodbye to its World Cup aspirations in Germany yesterday. Josef Chuchma points out that the Czechs had a lot of injuries and that the luck so bitterly needed in this type of competition just wasn't on their side. "It's hard to say what will happen after the defeat at the hands of Italy. Whether trainer Karel Brückner stays on or not, a new generation of players and a new concept is unavoidable. Although star striker Jan Koller and midfielder Pavel Nedved are still excellent players, they belong to a generation that is on its way out."

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