The Czech Republic is looking to revive the glory days of the team that played as a united Czechoslovakia in the last century.
Although as Czechoslovakia they amassed two gold and four silver medals at the FIVB World Championships in the 1950s and 1960s, and three gold and four silver medals at the CEV European Championships, the Czech Republic has not been on the podium of any top level competitions since the breakup with Slovakia (last podium in 1985 European Championship in Netherlands – 2nd place). Their best finish at the FIVB World Championship was 10th in 2010, though they failed to qualify for the 2014 and 2018 editions.
At the continental level the Czechs’ best finish at the CEV European Championships was 4th in 2001 and 7th in 2017. Since 1993, the Czech Republic only missed the CEV European Championship final round only once, in 2007. Czechoslovakia also took silver at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo when volleyball made its Olympic debut and followed that with a bronze four years later in Mexico City.