Monthly Archives: September 2016


Should you be lurking in central or west London on the afternoon of Thursday, October 6, feel free to go to the Slovak Embassy at 25 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8, at 18.30, when I shall be presenting an illustrated talk on Emil Zátopek. Entry is free, as long as you register in advance with […]

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As someone who has written one of three books on Emil Zátopek to have been published in the UK in the last four months, I can only sympathise with Jason Henderson and Kyle Keiderling, who have also produced books on the same subject, in their case the clash of Mary Decker and Zola Budd in […]

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Vĕra Čáslavská, Olympic hero, gymnastic innovator and national icon of resistance to totalitarianism has died in her home town of Prague, Czech Republic at the age of 74. Competing for the then Czechoslovakia, the peerless gymnast who introduced a dynamic athleticism into […]

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