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Gold Medalists Opened Exhibition - Nagano 15 years at the Radegast Brewery

13 May 2013

Nošovice, May 9th, 2013 - The Visitors Centre of the Radegast Brewery in Nošovice is hosting an official photo exhibition – Nagano 15 years. Nošovice is the first place in Northern Moravia where the exhibition can be seen. Dozens of images from photographer Jiří Koliš commemorate the legendary "Tournament of the Century" and the celebrations on the Old Town Square. The exhibition in Nošovice was opened by gold medallists from Nagano, Jiří Dopita and David Moravec. The photos will be on display until Sunday, May 26. Entrance to the Visitors Centre is free and is open every day.

The “Nagano” exhibit didn’t arrive in Nošovice by coincidence. Radegast was the partner of the Olympic team in 1998, and it was the bitter beer from Nošovice that helped celebrate the golden success. "I think everyone in Moravia is still proud of the fact that Radegast has been a part of such a huge success. It is in hockey even now as the official beer of the extra league and a partner of many Moravian clubs," said Vladimír Jurina, responsible for the Radegast presentation in Nagano. He now works as a PR manager for the Pilsner Urquell brands.

David Moravec was one of the few players who took part in the Olympic tournament and who came from the domestic extra league. "It was a huge surprise for me. During that season, I did really well but I would have never dreamed that I would see Nagano," a player from Vitkovice reflected after 15 years, who along with Jiří Dopita, his teammate from the “Nagano” team attack formation, opened the exhibition in Nošovice.

An extensive exhibition of photographs covers a substantial part of the Visitors Centre. "It's the largest exhibition we have organised in the two and a half years the Centre has been open. We believe that both tourists and locals will find the exhibition showcasing the great success of the Czech ice hockey team attractive. Their trip to Nošovice can be enhanced by brewery tours and the Radegast beer tasting." This is an invitation to the new exhibition and tour of the brewery by Martina Sikorová, Head of the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition can be viewed for free from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm and on Sunday from 9 am to noon. The brewery tour must be booked in advance by phone: 558 602 566 or through

Notes to editors

- The Radegast Brewery, one of the most modern breweries in the Czech Republic, has been brewing beer since 1970. The Radegast Brewery has been a member of Pilsner Urquell a.s. since 1999.

- With total sales of nearly 9.9 million hectolitres in 2012 (including licensed production abroad) and exports to more than 50 countries around the world, Pilsner Urquell a.s. is the leading producer of beer in the region and the largest exporter of Czech beer.

- Pilsner Urquell a.s. is a member of SABMiller plc. Pilsner Urquell is the international flagship of the SABMiller brand portfolio.

- SABMiller plc is one of the world's largest brewers with brewing interests or distribution agreements in over 60 countries across six continents. The SABMiller brand portfolio includes major brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Miller Genuine Draft, Grolsch, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and many other successful regional brands.

Vladimír Jurina
Plzeňský Prazdroj
724 617 886


This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist. 

Note, the news release was first published in its local market on 9th of May 2013.

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