Press / CZE, MF Dnes - Golonka celebrates 75 years, 2013
One of the best hockey players in the world XX. century - Jozef Golonka from Slovakia - lives up to this year 75 years old. He was assigned to the "Hall of Fame ice hockey" and in 2013 he won the "European Award for artistic and cultural activities - Golden Europea". It is the first athlete of the world that this European Culture Prize received. His theatrical creations during hockey matches, Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union encouraged the enslaved nations of Central and Eastern Europe.
His eloquent gestures and large combat deployment resembled winning the fight of David against Goliath. For millions of viewers on television sets and thousands of spectators at hockey rinks, hockey players are the heart of a knight.