Compact archive March 13, 2007

Prague councilmen agree with the Olympic games in Prague

Prague councilmen decided that Prague can be among candidates for organizing Olympic games in 2016 or 2020. The municipal authorities together with the Czech Olympic Committee want to establish beneficial organization Praha olympijska that would arrange the candidacy. The Lord Mayer of Prague, Pavel Bem, wants to send the application in January 2008.

According to Bem, Prague has a bigger change in candidacy for the year 2020, for London, another European city, will organize the games in 2012.

The Olympic village in Prague would be probably in Prague-Letnany. Some competitions, like football matches, wouldn’t be held only in Prague, but also in other towns of the Czech Republic. Yachting would be organized on Lipno Dam.

The costs for building appropriate infrastructure are estimated to 490 billion Czech crowns. The Olympic village could be used after the games as student dormitories, the stadiums and swimming pools could be used by people in their leisure time.


Terry Evans in Prague Lucerna Music Bar

One of the legends of blues and soul, Terry Evans, is right now on his tour via the USA and Europe. Prague will be one of his stops on his busy tour. Prague audience can hear him on 18th March in Prague Lucerna.

Terry Evans used to work with the band The Knights and cooperated with Bobby King. It was Bobby King who recommended Terry Evans to Ry Cooder with whom he issued several albums. Terry Evans issued five solo albums, the latest one in 2005. Among Terry Evans’s famous songs belong ‘Dowin in Mississippi’ or ‘Crossroads’.

Prague concert of Terry Evans starts in Lucerna Music Bar (Vodickova 36) at 20:00. Tickets are available for 380 CZK via Ticketpro.


Airplane will represent Prague in the world

Panorama of Prague Castle and Charles Bridge Panorama of Hradcany with Prague Castle together with Charles Bridge can be seen from now on on a airplane of Travel Service company. The plane will represent the Czech capital all over the world.

The airplane with the large picture of Prague’s dominants on its fuselage will travel to 230 cities on four continents. The first flight of the planes will be to Hurghada in Egypt.

“The airplane is an extraordinary advertising hoarding. It will become a kind of a magnet, especially for those who haven’t seen Prague yet,” said the Deputy Lord Mayer of Prague Rudolf Blazek.

Historically first wedding at Prague Zoo

Some people want to get married in very untypical places. So why not in a zoo? Zdenka Trtikova and Radek David said their ‘I do” in front of about 100 guests and a couple of giraffes in Prague Zoo.

They got the idea from a Czech TV series. They are the first couple who got married in Prague zoo, but there are already three more wedding ceremonies planned in spring. The couples have to pay 11,000 CZK for renting the place.

Prague Zoo can now competes with other unusual places for weddings. A couple got married in front of the box office of Strahov stadium in Prague, because they met there for the first time. Another couple got married in the catacombs of Vysehrad.


Needles lurked on passengers in Prague metro

There have been many stories about used (and infected) syringes in the seats of the buses or trams in Prague, but none of them were proved to be true. When another email warning against syringes in the handrails of escalators in metro appeared, it seamed at first that it was just another hoax.

This information was, however, confirmed by the director of the company Otis that supplies Prague’s metro with escalators. “Two needles with used syringes were stuck in the handrail in metro station Muzeum,” said Roman Trnka, the regional director of Otis.

The incident happened a week ago early in the morning. The escalator didn’t even turned round once before the syringes stopped it. The police were not called and the syringes ended up in a bin. No one will ever know whether they were infected or not.