The British Czech and Slovak Association (BCSA) invites you to the next of its regular events held at the the Slovak Embassy in London: an illustrated talk by Pat Butcher on
THE LIFE AND (HARD) TIMES OF EMIL ZÁTOPEK
With close to a score of world records and the hero of the 1952 Olympic Games, Emil Zátopek was the most successful athlete in Czech(oslovak) history, giving his compatriots many reasons to be proud and enthralling and entertaining the rest of the world. His later support for the Prague Spring led to his exclusion from public life and to work as a labourer in a uranium mine, though he was rehabilitated after 1989 and awarded high honours.
QUICKSILVER, The Mercurial Emil Zátopek, is the latest book by Pat Butcher, one of Britain’s leading athletics writers. Going back to its subject’s time working for Baťa Zlín in the 1940s it draws on many sources, including interviews with Zátopek himself and his Olympic gold medallist wife Dana, with other contemporaries and with his record breaking successors.
Drinks will be avalable after the talk.
Admission is £10.00, but free for members of the BCSA.