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LTC Prague
City: Prague, Czech Republic
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Founded: 1903 (1903)
Colors: Red and yellow


LTC (Lawn Tennis Club) Prague was founded in 1903. The main sport in this club was originally tennis. This changed in 1927 when there was a quarrel among ice hockey players for Sparta Prague, and many elite players moved to LTC.

The club then became very famous. Many players from LTC Prague were in the Czechoslovak national ice hockey team. The team has won the Spengler Cup seven times, and twice they finished second. After the communist coup d'état in 1948, the club was banned as a symbol of Western (capitalist) professional sports. In 1950, the communist government forbade the Czechoslovak national ice hockey team to go to the Ice Hockey World Championships in London. The players on the national team were tried in secret political trials, and they were sentenced to fifteen years' imprisonment on trumped-up, nonsensical, charges.


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