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OSTRAVA – corporate town in the Czech Republic


Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic and the administrative center of the Moravian-Silesian Region and of the Municipality with Extended Competence. It is located at the confluence of the Ostravice, Oder and Opava rivers. Its history and growth have been largely affected by exploitation and further usage of the high quality black coal deposits discovered in the locality, giving the town a look of an industrial city and a nickname of the “steel heart of the republic” (Czech: ocelové srdce republiky) during the communist era of Czechoslovakia. Many of the heavy industry companies are being closed down or transformed nowadays.


Population: 309 000

Official websites:
Czech:   http://www.ostrava.cz
English:  http://www.ostrava-city.cz/iw/

(Source: http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostrava)

PRAGUE – capital city of the Czech Republic

Prague (Czech: Praha) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Situated on the Vltava river in central Bohemia, it is home to approximately 1.2 million people. (It can be derived from jobs statistics, however, that an additional 300,000 work there without having registered as residents.) Nicknames for Prague have included "city of a hundred spires" and "the golden city". Since 1992, the historic center of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. According to Guinness World Records, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world.


Population: 1 200 000

Official websites:
Prague – Information Server of Prague City Hall: http://www.praha-mesto.cz/
Prague Information Service:                                 http://www.pis.cz/

(Source: http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praha)

Saturday, 07 June 2008 Print E-mail
Organizers of the 2008 WFC presented the championship in Ostrava


Floorball World Championship which will take place in the Czech Republic in December enjoys being in the media spotlight. On the press conference in Ostrava, the questions of the media correspondents were answered by the following: Filip Šuman, the President of the Czech Floorball Union, Jan Jirovský, Rolf Franke and Petr Seďa – WFC Organization Committee members, Tomáš Sladký, Czech national team player and international Swiss champion and, last but not least, Mgr. Lubomír Pospíšil, undersecretary of the mayor of Ostrava.

Friday, 16 November 2007 Print E-mail
WFC under patronage of Prague and Ostrava

The representatives of the organizing cities expressed in the last days the importance of support of Prague and Ostrava over the WFC 2008. The official patronage was granted by both city mayors at the same time. Due to what reason got this event such a significant support and what is the official point of view on it will explain in a short interview Mrs Marie Kousalíková, the assistant to city mayor for the area of education and free time and then Mr Lubomír Pospíšil, the Ostrava city mayor for culture, sport and free time.

Wednesday, 08 August 2007 Print E-mail
When to see the Championship?

Till Wednesday in Ostrava, from Friday in Prague. This could be a brief description of the 2008 WFC as to the locations at which the individual matches of the A and B Division of the 7th World Championship are to take place.