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Sport Reception at the Czech Embassy

On May 4, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Beijing held a sport-themed event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Czech independence. 

Welcoming speech gave the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to China Bedrich Kopecky, who highlighted the greatest moments in Czech sports history as well as its success at Olympic games, football and hockey competitions. Mr. Kopecky pointed out the significant role of sport in the life of many Czechs. Following the Ambassador’s speech, representatives of Chinese football and ice hockey associations shared their thoughts on the Czech-China cooperation in sports. The Czech sports industry was represented by Nirvana, autogyro and mini helicopter developer and sportswear company Alpine Pro, which presented a new Olympic collection. 

More than 100 guests, including Chinese athletes and officials, attended the event. The reception was also attended by talented Slavia Prague’s ice hockey players who competed in international youth ice-hockey tournament held in Beijing.