Sokol Athletic Club

My good friend Jay Cheplowitz sent me an email over the weekend to tell me how he was at a party in one of the worst neighborhoods in Cleveland, and he encountered a wall with “Sokol” memorabilia…

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Most people don’t realize that the Sokol club (“Sokol” is the Czech word for falcon) was a Czech/Slavic gymnastics organization founded in Prague in 1862.  



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