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September 8, 2015 Posted by | Events, Krakow Travel Advice, News, Sport | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Rugby World Cup at The Dorsz in Krakow

All the major games of the 2015 Rugby World Cup will be screened at The Dorsz in Krakow.

Fixtures and groups (All times UK)

Group A

Friday, 18 September 20:00, England v Fiji, Twickenham Stadium, London
Sunday, 20 September 14:30, Wales v Uruguay, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Wednesday, 23 September 16:45, Australia v Fiji, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Saturday, 26 September 20:00, England v Wales, Twickenham Stadium, London
Sunday, 27 September 12:00, Australia v Uruguay, Villa Park, Birmingham
Thursday, 1 October 16:45, Wales v Fiji, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Saturday, 3 October 20:00, England v Australia, Twickenham Stadium, London
Tuesday, 6 October 20:00, Uruguay v Fiji, Stadium mk, Milton Keynes
Saturday, 10 October 16:45, Australia v Wales, Twickenham Stadium, London
Saturday, 10 October 20:00, England v Uruguay, Manchester City Stadium, Manchester

Group B

Saturday, 19 September 16:45, South Africa v Japan, Brighton Community Stadium, Brighton
Sunday, 20 September 12:00, Samoa v United States, Brighton Community Stadium, Brighton
Wednesday, 23 September 14:30, Scotland v Japan, Kingsholm, Gloucester
Saturday, 26 September 16:45, South Africa v Samoa, Villa Park, Birmingham
Sunday, 27 September 14:30, Scotland v United States, Elland Road, Leeds
Saturday, 3 October 14:30, Samoa v Japan, Stadium mk, Milton Keynes
Saturday, 3 October 16:45, South Africa v Scotland, St. James’ Park, Newcastle
Wednesday, 7 October 16:45, South Africa v United States, Olympic Stadium, London
Saturday, 10 October 14:30, Samoa v Scotland, St. James’ Park, Newcastle
Saturday, 11 October 20:00, United States v Japan, Kingsholm, Gloucester

Group C

Saturday, 19 September 12:00, Tonga v Georgia, Kingsholm, Gloucester
Sunday, 20 September 16:45, New Zealand v Argentina, Wembley Stadium, London
Thursday, 24 September 20:00, New Zealand v Namibia, Olympic Stadium, London
Friday, 25 September 16:45, Argentina v Georgia, Kingsholm, Gloucester
Tuesday, 29 September 16:45, Tonga v Namibia, Sandy Park, Exeter
Friday, 2 October 20:00, New Zealand v Georgia, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Sunday, 4 October 14:30, Argentina v Tonga, Leicester City Stadium, Leicester
Wednesday, 7 October 20:00, Namibia v Georgia, Sandy Park, Exeter
Friday, 9 October 20:00, New Zealand v Tonga, St. James’ Park, Newcastle
Sunday, 11 October 12:00, Argentina v Namibia, Leicester City Stadium, Leicester

Group D

Saturday, 19 September 14:30, Ireland v Canada, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Saturday, 19 September 20:00, France v Italy, Twickenham Stadium, London
Wednesday, 23 September 20:00, France v Romania, Olympic Stadium, London
Saturday, 26 September 14:30, Italy v Canada, Elland Road, Leeds
Sunday, 27 September 16:45, Ireland v Romania, Wembley Stadium, London
Thursday, 1 October 20:00, France v Canada, Stadium mk, Milton Keynes
Sunday, 4 October 16:45, Ireland v Italy, Olympic Stadium, London
Tuesday, 6 October 16:45, Canada v Romania, Leicester City Stadium, Leicester
Sunday, 11 October 14:30, Italy v Romania, Sandy Park, Exeter
Sunday, 11 October 16:45, France v Ireland, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

August 21, 2015 Posted by | News, Recommendations, Sport | , , , , | Leave a comment

Bradley Wiggins wins time trial at Tour of Poland

Bradley Wiggins wins time trial at Tour of Poland

Sir Bradley Wiggins signalled a return to form with a hugely impressive win in the 37km time trial at the Tour of Poland.

The Brit, who won the Tour de France and Olympic time trial in 2012, recorded a time of 46 minutes and 36 seconds.

He smashed his nearest rival Fabian Cancellara, a four-time world time trial champion, by 56 seconds.

It was the final stage of the week-long race.

The Tour of Poland, now in its 70th year, had been the Team Sky rider’s first competitive action since he withdrew part way through the Giro d’Italia in May.

He was unable to defend his Tour de France title, won by Team Sky’s Chris Froome, because of a knee injury but his performance in his specialist discipline showed he was back to his best on an undulating course as he recorded his first win of the 2013 season.

“It was a fantastic performance,” said Team Sky sports director Dan Hunt. “It was a real lesson in how to time trial. We went out this morning and researched the course and it was obvious that it suited Brad.

“The climbs suited him, the descents suited him and then it was a flying, rolling run-in into Krakow. He absolutely smashed it.”

Wiggins is next due to compete in the Eneco Tour in Holland, from 12-18 August. He will then race in the Tour of Britain (15-22 September) with his main focus being the individual time trial at the Road World Championships on 25 September, which are being held in Florence in Italy.

In Poland he was performing mainly domestique duties for Team Sky team-mate Sergio Henao, who was third last year, but finished fifth after the seven stages this time around.

The Netherlands’ Pieter Weening, of Orica Greenedge, was the overall winner after a superb time trial. He was 27 seconds behind leader Christophe Riblon before the start of the final stage but overhauled that deficit to win by 13 seconds.

Results of stage seven from Wieliczka to Krakow, 37 km

1. Bradley Wiggins (Britain / Team Sky) 46:36″

2. Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland / RadioShack) +56″

3. Taylor Phinney (U.S. / BMC Racing) +1:14″

via BBC Sport – Bradley Wiggins wins time trial at Tour of Poland.

August 4, 2013 Posted by | Events, Sport | , , , , | Leave a comment

Bradley Wiggins to race Tour of Poland

Sir Bradley Wiggins will make his comeback in the saddle in this months Tour De Pologne.

Krakow Tours  - Bradley Wiggins

Wiggins has endured a frustrating 2013 which has left question marks over whether he will race in the Tour De France again.

He targeted the Giro d’Italia only to withdraw early in the race suffering from a chest infection, and a subsequent knee injury then hampered his recovery and ended his hopes of being ready for the Tour.

Wiggins will return to action in the Tour of Poland later this month with one eye on the world championship time trial in Florence in September.

“He’s very, very motivated and in great shape now, going into Poland, and then on to the individual time trial at the worlds.”

The tour will be in Krakow on 30th July, and then to Katowice on the 31st, and finally Wieliczka to Krakow on 3rd of August.

 

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July 23, 2013 Posted by | Events, Sport | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fiona Pennie wins European K1 canoe slalom gold in Krakow

Fiona PennieBritain’s Fiona Pennie became European champion in the women’s K1 canoe slalom as she held off strong competition in Krakow, Poland.

The 30-year-old, who competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has been a European bronze medallist on three previous occasions.

She completed the course in 92.01 seconds with no penalties, 1.18 secs ahead of Italy’s Stefanie Horn.

British pair David Florence and Richard Hounslow came ninth in the C2 final.

Florence and Hounslow won silver medals at the London Olympics but they picked up a two-second penalty at gate 21 which cost them.

The gold medallists in London, Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott, finished 19th in the heats and did not make the final.

via BBC Sport – Fiona Pennie wins European K1 canoe slalom gold in Krakow.

June 10, 2013 Posted by | Sport | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bad Memories of Krakow for Olympic Champs

OLYMPIC champions they may be, but Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie insist that counts for nothing as they return to international action this weekend for the first time since London 2012.

Stott & Bailie

The canoe slalom C2 stars have competed in a series of races at Nottingham’s National Water Sports Centre and at the Olympic course in Lee Valley in the past few months.

But the European Championships in Poland mark the first time they will have squared off against many of the same canoe double pairings they saw off to win Olympic gold last August.

“Some people think that because we have won the Olympics anything other than a podium finish would be a huge disappointment for us, but the reality is quite different,” Baillie said.

“Don’t get me wrong, we’d love to medal (at the Europeans) and we will be doing our best to get up there, but there are a whole lot of fast crews with the potential to podium and it’s a very difficult sport to be consistent.

“Our greatest achievement at the Olympics was that we managed to break free from any perceived pressure or expectation and focused instead entirely on our performance and just trying to get our best effort down regardless of what anyone else did.

“For the race this weekend our approach will be identical; we’ll be preparing meticulously to try to execute our best performance and if we manage to do that in an uninhibited way we’ll be satisfied, It’d be great if that meant we had a good result as well.”

Stott echoed the thoughts of his whitewater rapids partner, adding: “Anyone who knows the sport of canoe slalom realises that it is unpredictable and therefore if it didn’t go well, it wouldn’t mean our reputation was ruined.

“The focus and process that we go through will be the same as for the Olympics; it’s just that the situation is a bit different, that’s just part of the challenge of sports and what I enjoy.”

Pending the event going ahead in Krakow as planned – with flooding problems at the course shifting the start of the Europeans back a day to tomorrow – the duo will also be looking to avenge a bad memory from five years ago.

They may have a European bronze medal to their name from the C2 discipline from when it was staged in Nottingham in 2009, but it was a very different situation for Stott and Baillie the year before.

At the 2008 European Championships, which was staged at the Krakow course they will compete on tomorrow, the pair managed only 16th and this meant they missed out on qualifying for the Beijing Olympics that year.

“This will only be the second race we have done there,” said Stott.

“In 2008, our performance was poor and led to us missing out on qualifying a place to the Beijing Games.

“So it doesn’t have loads of happy memories. But we are much improved as athletes now, and to me it seems like a totally different situation, a blank slate.

“The river is very tough, challenging and unforgiving, which suits our style to some degree, so I am excited to race and see how fast we can go.”

That bad memory was compounded for Baillie, who added: “Krakow hasn’t been especially kind to us. In 2008, the race was actually on my birthday.

“It’s a particularly painful memory because we completely failed to paddle up to our potential because we were too nervous and didn’t have the mental strategies to deal with it.

“Missing the Olympics was devastating for us at that point but looking back now it’s a bitter-sweet memory.

“In many ways that experience proved to be an important catalyst for our eventual success in London.

“It highlighted what we needed to improve and we spent the intervening four years working on our race-day composure and mental toughness.”

Training ahead of the event has not gone according to plan for the Nottingham-based pair, with the course in Krakow closed due to flooding much of this week due to heavy rain that has swelled the river levels.

But Stott says they feel in good shape, and said: “We have worked as hard as we can on the important parts of our training.

“Being the first race of the new Olympic cycle means everyone will be feeling out their form and that of the opposition, so we’ll just have to wait and see. But the way we are paddling and the way we feel physically is pretty good.

“It will come down to how we handle the race course on the race day.”

June 8, 2013 Posted by | Events, Sport | , , , , | Leave a comment

Irish Mbassy – St Patrick’s Weekend

Bringing Ireland to Krakow.

March 12, 2013 Posted by | Events, News, Sport | , , , , | Leave a comment

This week at the Irish Mbassy

 

Irish Mbassy

This Week’s Line-Up:

MONDAY – 11.02

Hiberian Vs St. Johnstone – 20:30

Liverpool Vs West Bromwich – 21:00

TUESDAY – 12.02

Leicester City Vs Huddersfield Town – 20:30

Celtic Vs Juventus – 20:45

WEDNESDAY – 13.02 – WING NIGHT

Real Madrid Vs Man Utd – 20:45

Shakhtar Donetsk Vs Borussia Dortmund – 20:45

♥ THURSDAY – 14.02 – PUB QUIZ ♥

Sparta Prague Vs Chelsea – 19:00

Spurs Vs Lyon – 21:05

Newcastle Utd Vs Metalist Kharkiv – 21:05

FRIDAY – 15.02 – KARAOKE 😀

Tranmere Rovers Vs Shrewsbury Town – 20:45

*RUGBY*

Warrington Wolves Vs Catalan Dragon – 21:00

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February 10, 2013 Posted by | Events, Sport | , , , | Leave a comment

Irish Mbassy – What’s on this weekend

Mbassy

FRIDAY – Karaoke with Mikey!

FOOTBALL

Watford Vs Crystal Palace – 20:45

RUGBY LEAGUE

Wigan Warriors Vs Warrington Wolves – 21:00

SATURDAY – Live music with THE BEERTONES!!

Beertones 1

FOOTBALL

Inverness CT Vs Celtic – 13:00

Spurs Vs Newcastle Utd – 13:45

Sunderland Vs Arsenal – 16:00

Southampton Vs Man City – 18:30

Real Madrid Vs Sevilla – 22:00

RUGBY UNION – 6 NATIONS

Scotland Vs Italy – 15:30

France Vs Wales – 18:00

G.A.A

Cork Vs Kildare – 20:00

RUGBY UNION

Herlequins Vs London Wasps – 21:00

SUNDAY

FOOTBALL

Aston Villa Vs West Ham Utd – 14:30

Man Utd Vs Everton – 17:00

Athletico Bilbao Vs Espanyol – 19:00

RUGBY UNION – 6 NATIONS

Ireland Vs England – 16:00

RUGBY LEAGUE

Dewsbury Rams Vs Featherstone Rovers – 19:00

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February 7, 2013 Posted by | Events, Krakow Travel Advice, Sport | , , | Leave a comment

Skiing and snowboarding in Poland

The mountainous landscape of Poland is ideal for skiers and snowboarders. In the south of our country there are several dozen resorts, some with a long tradition, some newly opened.

The better known ski slopes are in Zakopane, of course. The longest one in the Tatry leads from the mountain revered by Polish skiers – Kasprowy Peak, to the Gąsienicowa Meadow – and is over 7 km long.

The routes from Nosal and Gubalowka are also very popular, with the Szymoszkowa Clearing the favourite place for the snowboarders. Snowboarders have not been forgotten in Witow and Bialka Tatrzanska near Zakopane, where special slopes for hurdling and tricks have been prepared.

In Sudety the piste near Karpacz and Szklarska Poreba are the most crowded. The most famous Polish cross-country skiing piste is in Jakuszyce, where the biggest winter international event takes place – the Piast Race.

The Beskidy Mountains resorts have modern facilities and are competition for the foreign resorts – the equipment of the skiing resorts in Jaworzyna Krynicka or in Wierchomla matches any on the best European slopes. The Jaworzyna Mountains have modern gondolas and the longest lit route, 2,5 km. Wisła, Szczyrk and Korbielow also have their faithful fans.

In the past few years, due to the increasing popularity of winter sports new piste have been created in Mazury, Podlasie and Kaszuby regions, as well as the artificial slopes which have been created in the Szczesliwice park in Warsaw and the Malta park in Poznan.

The route in Polanczyk, by the Solinski Bay, on the Sosna clearing by the shore of the Czorsztynskie Lake and the Lysa Mountain in Sopot are worth recommending to those who like to ski in surroundings with beautiful views. Perhaps the slope in Sopot is not very impressive from the point of view of altitude but it does give a rather unique experience, a view of the Baltic Sea whilst you ski!

 

January 28, 2013 Posted by | Krakow Travel Advice, Recommendations, Sport | , , , | Leave a comment

FOOTBALL: Republic of Ireland vs Poland

Irish fans help with wedding celebrations in Polish city of Poznan

As a result of the massive impact that the Irish fans had during their visit to Poland for the Euro 2012 tournament, there will be plenty of friendly matches between the 2 countries over the next few years. The first of these is on 6th February in Ireland.

At Krakow Tours we will try to keep you up to date with all the news of this and future fixtures.

Norwich City winger Anthony Pilkington is one of five uncapped players in the Republic of Ireland’s provisional squad for the 6 February game with Poland.

The maiden call-up is recognition for Pilkington who has impressed for his club over the past two seasons.

West Ham keeper Stephen Henderson and Derby trio Richard Keogh, Jeff Hendrick and Conor Sammon are the others hoping to win first caps.

Giovanni Trapattoni has named a largely inexperienced squad for the friendly.

Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne has been included, but a final decision on his availability will be made closer to the match as he has not played this season because of groin and hip problems.

The Republic manager was not at the planned squad announcement in Dublin on Monday following the death of his 81-year-old sister Romilde.

“I have decided to use this friendly game as an opportunity to work with younger players to see their potential,” said Trapattoni through an FAI media release.

“We saw a number of strong performances from our younger players in the second half of last year and we intend to build from those strong foundations.

“I look forward to working with these players and seeing what they have to offer.”

There is still plenty of experience in the squad with the likes of Dunne, Sunderland defender John O’Shea and Wolves striker Kevin Doyle, but there is no place for record cap holder Shay Given.

The Villa keeper, who retired after winning the last of his 125 caps in last summer’s European Championships, has had a change of heart due to his lack of club action but is still struggling with a hamstring injury.

Given could well return for the World Cup qualifying double header against Sweden and Austria in March, which is likely to prove crucial for the Republic’s chances of making the finals in Brazil.

Provisional Repubic of Ireland squad: Westwood (Sunderland), Forde (Millwall), Henderson (West Ham), Coleman (Everton), O’Shea (Sunderland), O’Dea (Toronto), McShane (Hull), Ward (Wolves), Clark (Aston Villa), Dunne (Aston Villa), Keogh (Derby), Cunningham (Bristol City), Pilkington (Norwich), Hendrick (Derby), McCarthy (Wigan), Meyler (Hull), Whelan (Stoke), Keogh (Millwall), McGeady (Spartak Moscow), McClean (Sunderland), Brady (Hull), Hoolahan (Norwich), Doyle (Wolves), Cox (Nottm Forest), Walters (Stoke), Long (West Brom), Sammon (Derby).

January 21, 2013 Posted by | Sport | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

President Komorowski backs Poland’s Olympic 2022 bid.

President Komorowski backs Polish Olympic bid

“If we want to co-host such an event in 2022 we have to start working on it today,” President Komorowski said in the mountain resort of Bialka Tatrzanska, Małopolska.

The head of state mentioned the state of the road that links the tourist centres of Krakow and mountain resort of Zakopane as among the priorities for preparations for hosting the games.

“The funds should be spent on the ‘famous’ motorway leading to Zakopane which as of now does not meet the standards for such a big international event,” he said of the 1970s-built road.

Komorowski also said that as this was a joint bid to host the Winter Olympics with Slovakia, coordinating the project must begin right away.

“We need to build cooperation with our Slovak neighbours. We could not prepare this bid without them because our Tatra mountains are not as big as those in Slovakia,” Komorowski said.

According to the plan, Krakow, in southern Poland, would host the opening and closing ceremonies and the city would host the majority of the events played on ice, while Zakopane, Poland’s winter tourist capital, would handle snowboarding, cross country skiing and the biathlon.

Slovakia would organise a number of skiing events and some of the ice hockey fixtures.

A letter of intent has already been signed by the heads of the Olympic committees of Poland and Slovakia while the official candidacy declaration is to be made in 2013.

The host city will be elected on July 31, 2015 at the 127th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur.

Several European cities have put in bids to host the event, including Munich, Nice, Oslo and Lviv.

Asian bids have come from Beijing and Almaty in Kazakhstan.

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January 15, 2013 Posted by | Events, Sport | , , , , , | Leave a comment

England Team at Auschwitz

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Tomasz Adamek looks to take IBF heavyweight belt

ImagePolish boxer Tomasz Adamek will be taking a step towards a shot at the IBF heavyweight title in Pennsylvania on Saturday against US challenger Steve Cunningham.

“What’s important for me is not that I have to win,” Adamek told the TVN24 news channel.

“On the contrary, I want to win,” he said.

The fight is in fact a belated rematch that was stalled after Adamek moved up to heavyweight.

The two boxers last faced each other some four years ago in a fight for the IBF cruiserweight title.

Adamek, who is nicknamed ‘Goral’ (Highlander) owing to his roots in the Polish highland town of Zywiec, scraped a victory by split decision.

“This time we’re meeting in heavyweight, where you fight differently,” Adamek affirmed.

The 36-year-old has won all three of his fights this year, taking in clashes with Americans Travis Walker and Eddie Chambers, as well as Dominican star Nagy Aguilera.

December 18, 2012 Posted by | Sport | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Lewandowski about to join Man Utd?

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Lewandowski – Manchester beckons?

Sky Sports Germany, France’s L’Equipe and Poland’s sport.tvp.pl all report that Lewandowski, who has scored 14 goals in all competitions this season, is to sign a five year contract to join Wayne Rooney and others at Old Trafford.

Lewandowski, who has a contract at the Bundesliga champions until 2014, said earlier this year that he is looking for a move to “a large Premier League club”.

Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp has refused to conform the reports, however.

“I have a good feeling that Lewandowski will continue playing for us,” sport.pl reports him as saying.

Others thought to be interested in the 24 year-old top Polish striker include Manchester United’s neighbours, Manchester City, who won the Premier League last season.

December 6, 2012 Posted by | News, Sport | , , | Leave a comment

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