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Ice-hockey – hockey club HC Dynamo Pardubice, the six times winner of the Czechoslovak and Czech top extra league in 1972/1973, 1986/1987, 1988/1989, 2004/2005, 2009/2010, 2011/2012. The club resides in the modern Tipsport Arena. The first match took place on a lake called Matiční in 1913 and the first club called LTC Pardubice was founded in1923. In 2011 Pardubice became famous by being the first club playing an extra league game with Kometa Brno in the open air. The local hockey team’s games are one of the most visited games in Europe and the most visited games in the Czech Republic.
Web: http://hcpce.cz/

Velká Pardubická Steeplechase – the most difficult race on the continent and the second most difficult in the world. It has been held annually since 1874 every autumn at the Racecourse. The most famous jockey of the race is Josef Váňa, who has won this race a number of times. The first winner of Velka Pardubicka was stallion Fantome. The race is run over distance of 6,900m, with horses jumping 31 fences. The horses run the race in 10 minutes. During the year there are more steeplechase events in the Pardubice Agrofert race course. More information on the web.
Web: http://www.pardubice-racecourse.cz/english

Zlatá přilba města Pardubic (Golden Helmet of Pardubice) – an annual prestige motorcycle speedway event. The first race was held in 1929, which makes the Golden Helmet race one of the eldest speedway races in the world. The race has international participants from Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, UK, USA, etc.
Web: http://www.zlataprilba.cz/ 

Kooperativa National Basketball league – the basketball team BK JIP Pardubice playing top basketball competition in the Czech Republicalso competes in European cups. In the Czech Republic it is one of the most successful clubs.
Web: http://www.bkpardubice.cz/

Czech Open – the biggest chess tournament in all over the world. Apart from chess, other games such as scrabble, bridge, poker are played at this event. The patronage of the event was taken over by President Václav Klaus in 2011, County Representative of the Pardubice Region Radko Martínek and Mayor of the city of Pardubice Štěpánka Fraňková.
Web: http://www.czechopen.net/en/

Pardubická juniorka (Tennis Junior Championship) – a prestige championship of the Czech Republic of single junior tennis players. It has been held since 1926 at the tennis courts of LTCPardubice. Winners of past championships include Ivan Lendl, Martina Navrátilová, Petra Kvitová, Tomáš Berdych and others.
Web: http://www.pardubickajuniorka.cz/index_in.php

Pardubice Winery half-marathon -traditional international running race in the streets of the City of Pardubice. It takes place every year in April. Runners from partner cities of Pardubice take part in this unique event.
Web: http://www.pardubickyvinarskypulmaraton.cz/en/