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Sportsmen in the Czech Lands Exhibition

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Today, the definition of sportsmen encompasses many meanings - from a person who is engaged in sports activities (amateur) to those who are professional sportsmen. But this is something different taking place in Prague; "Sportsmen in the Czech Lands" an exhibition to be held as a part of the Monarchy exhibition series.

The exhibition will put forth many interesting events and artefacts regarding the origin of sports which are displayed at the Collection of Physical Education and Sport of the National Museum. Visitors will be introduced to the first league of sportsmen (athletes) from the Czech lands, the origin of sports and various ancient sports played during olden days through various exhibits, photographs of games, sports prizes, portraits of sportsmen and sports equipment.

Some of the interesting sports that are about to be displayed are hiking, cycling, skating, tennis and athletics. Notable exhibits are the first Olympic bronze medal won by the fencer Vilém Goppold, wrestling belt belonging to wrestling champion Josef Beránek, first cycling maps and first skis.

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