Satoransky, Vesely called up for Olympic Qualifying Tournament

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Giannis Askounis

09/Jun/21 09:20

The Czech Republic gears up for the opportunity to clinch the Olympic Games berth

By Johnny Askounis/

Tomas Satoransky and Jan Vesely stand out of the Czech Republic preliminary squad for the approaching Olympic Qualifying Tournament, announced Tuesday.

Jan Zidek, son of former NBA center George Zidek and Pepperdine forward, also received an invitation.

Patrik Auda, Richard Balint, Ondrej Balvin, Jaromic Bohacik, David Bohm, Ondrej Hanzlik, Vojtech Hruban, Lubos Kovar, Lukas Palyza, Martin Peterka, Patrick Samoura, Blake Schilb, Ondrej Sehnal, Jakub Sirina, and Tomas Vyoral round up the 18-man list.

The training camp opens on June 8. The Czech Republic will need to rank on top of Canada, China, Greece, Turkey, and Uruguay to clinch a spot in the Olympic Games. The OQT, scheduled between June 29 and July 4, will be held in Victoria, Canada.