Czechoslovak Indoor Athletics Championships

The Czechoslovak Indoor Athletics Championships (Czech: Halové mistrovství Československa v atletice) was an annual indoor track and field competition organised by the Czechoslovak Athletics Federation, which served as the national championship for the sport in Czechoslovakia. Held over two days in February during the Czechoslovak winter, it was added to the national calendar in 1969 following the creation of a suitable indoor athletics venue in Jablonec nad Nisou. A Czech-only championship was held at the venue a year earlier.[1][2]

Czechoslovak Indoor Athletics Championships
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The competition served as the winter, indoor counterpart to the main Czechoslovak Athletics Championships, held outdoors in the summer since 1919.[3] The last edition was held in 1992 and after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia it was succeeded by the separate Czech Indoor and Slovak Indoor Athletics Championships.[4][5]


The following athletics events feature as standard on the Czechoslovak Indoor Championships programme:

The 60 metres sprint and 60 metres hurdles events were replaced by a 50 metres and a 50 metres hurdles in 1969, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1990, 1991, and 1992. A women's 80 metres hurdles was held at the first edition, but dropped thereafter. Other non-standard indoor events included a 100 metres in 1969, 1970, and 1989, and a 300 metres from 1971 to 1975.[4]

The event programme gradually expanded over the years, with the 400 metres first appearing in 1976 and the 200 metres in 1982. The combined events first appeared in 1983 as unofficial championships before taking on national title status in 1987. The men's event was held as an octathlon for the first three years and no men's combined event appeared at the 1991 edition. The racewalking events were first contested in 1987.[4]

Women were initially limited in events early in the competition's history. The first distance event for women, the 1500 metres was held in 1973 and the 3000 metres followed in 1982 (having had a one-off appearance in 1974). Women did not contest the 3000 m at the 1989 edition. The addition of a women's triple jump in 1991 brought the women to parity in the horizontal jumps. A Czechoslovak champion in women's pole vault was never elected, as the event was held only once as an exhibition in 1992.[4]


Ed. Year Location Dates Venue Events Athletes Ref.
1968 Jablonec nad Nisou 9–10 March 1968
1st 1969 Jablonec nad Nisou 22–23 February 1969
2nd 1970 Jablonec nad Nisou 21–22 February 1970
3rd 1971 Jablonec nad Nisou 13–14 February 1971
4th 1972 Jablonec nad Nisou 12–13 February 1972
5th 1973 Jablonec nad Nisou 10–11 February 1973
6th 1974 Jablonec nad Nisou 23–24 February 1974
7th 1975 Jablonec nad Nisou 15–16 February 1975
8th 1976 Košice 7–8 February 1976
9th 1977 Ostrava 26–27 February 1977
10th 1978 Jablonec nad Nisou 25–26 February 1978
11th 1979 Jablonec nad Nisou 10–11 February 1979
12th 1980 Jablonec nad Nisou 16–17 February 1980
13th 1981 Jablonec nad Nisou 7–8 February 1981
14th 1982 Jablonec nad Nisou 20–21 February 1982
15th 1983 Jablonec nad Nisou 19–20 February 1983
16th 1984 Jablonec nad Nisou 18–19 February 1984
17th 1985 Jablonec nad Nisou 9–10 February 1985
18th 1986 Jablonec nad Nisou 8–9 February 1986
19th 1987 Jablonec nad Nisou 7–8 February 1987
20th 1988 Jablonec nad Nisou 20–21 February 1988
21st 1989 Jablonec nad Nisou 4–5 February 1989
22nd 1990 Prague 17–18 February 1990
23rd 1991 Prague 23–24 February 1991
24th 1992 Prague 15–16 February 1992


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