Sokol days in Brno
On a warm weekend in June, trams, or as the locals call them – šalinas, were in operation throughout Brno and decorated with the Czech Sokol flags. The Moravian metropolis hosted a festival of sport and exercise, the Sokol Days.
It was in 2022 that the Sokol gymnastics organization commemorated 160 years since its foundation. The history of this organization faithfully reflects the turbulent fate of Czechoslovakia during the 20th century. The Sokol gyms healthy patriotism developed in addition to physical exercise, therefore the Sokol members stood up against the totalitarian regime, whether it was fascism in 1938 or the emerging communism in 1948. Sokol was banned by the regime for several decades. Nowadays, the organization is looking for new impulses and new members. Zuzana Botiková reported from Brno.
When: Tuesday 17th October 2023 | afternoon listening session 15:20
Where: Theatre hall, Arts Centre UP
Entrance: Free admission with accreditation
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Competition category: News Report
Title in English: Sokol days in Brno
Original title: Sokolské Brno
Author: Zuzana Botiková
Length (in minutes): 5:09
Original language: Slovak
Name of station which broadcast the program: Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska | Slovakia