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Irena P. Martínková

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NAME AND SURNAME:                Assoc. Prof. Irena P. Martínková, Ph.D.

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Charles University in Prague – Faculty of Physical Education and Sport

Associate professor, habilitation book: “Instrumentality and Values in Sport”

9/1997 - 9/2000

Charles University in Prague – Faculty of Physical Education and Sport

Postgraduate (doctoral) study (Ph.D.): “Kalokagathia, past and present”


9/1991 - 6/1997

Charles University in Prague – Faculty of Physical Education and Sport and Faculty of Philosophy, graduate study: Physical Education and English language





2014                Vice-dean for External and International Relations

2002                Associate Professor in Philosophy of Sport ,Dept of kinanthropology.





Ethics of sport, Values in sport, Phenomenology, Olympism, Harmony.

Eastern philosophy and martial arts.




  • 7th International Session for Educators and Officials of Higher Institutes of Physical Education, IOA, Ancient Olympia, Greece, 2006
  • Da-Yeh University in Taiwan, 2007
  • 16th and 17th International Seminar on Olympic Studies for Postgraduate Students, IOA, Ancient Olympia, Greece, 2008 and 2009
  • Centre for Olympic Studies, Hong Kong, 2010
  • Invited lecturer to EU Project: “Post-Graduate Level Training of Trainers for Physical Education and Sport”, 2011-2014, University of Pristina, Kosovo
  • 13th International Session for Directors of National Olympic Academies, IOA, Ancient Olympia, Greece, 2015
  • Invited speaker to conferences in Austria (2008), Spain (2009), Brasil (2011, 2012, 2014), Belgium (2014), Sweden (2014), Poland (2015)





MARTÍNKOVÁ, Irena. Kalokagathia – How to Understand Harmony of a Human Being. Nikephoros, Zeitschrift für Sport und Kultur im Altertum, 2001, 14, pp.21-28. ISSN 0934-8913

MARTÍNKOVÁ, Irena. Jan Patočka’s three movements of human life with respect to physical education and sport practice. Acta Universitatis Palackianae Olomucensis. Gymnica, 2006, vol. 36, no. 2, p. 59-66. ISSN 1212-1185. Also at:

MARTÍNKOVÁ, Irena. Sport Competition and Health: a Healthy Relationship? Studies in Physical Culture and Tourism, 2008, vol. 15, no. 1, p. 19-25. ISSN 0867-1079

MARTÍNKOVÁ, Irena. The Legacy of Kalokagathia. Nikephoros, Zeitschrift für Sport und Kultur im Altertum, 2008, vol. 21, p. 41-49. ISSN 0934-8913

MARTÍNKOVÁ, Irena. Three Interpretations of Kalokagathia. In Mauritsch, P. (Ed.). Körper im Kopf: Antike Diskurse zum Körper. Graz: Leykam, 2010, pp. 17-28. ISBN 978-3-7011-0177-1

MARTÍNKOVÁ, Irena. Basic Questions about World Winter Games. ACC Journal, 2011, vol. XVII, no. 2, pp. 142-149. ISSN 1803-9782

MARTÍNKOVÁ, Irena & PARRY, Jim. An Introduction to the Phenomenological Study of Sport. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 2011, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 185-201. ISSN 1751-1321

MARTÍNKOVÁ, Irena. Anthropos as Kinanthropos: Heidegger and Patočka on Human Movement. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 2011, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 217-230. ISSN 1751-1321

MARTÍNKOVÁ, Irena. Fair or Temple: Two Possibilities for Olympic Sport. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 2012, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 166-182. ISSN 1751-1321

MARTÍNKOVÁ, Irena. Pierre de Coubertin’s vision of the role of sport in peaceful internationalism. Sport in Society, 2012, vol. 15, no. 6, 788-797. ISSN 1743-0437

MARTÍNKOVÁ, Irena & PARRY, Jim. Sports Supplements: Strategies and Policies. Swedish Journal of Sport Research, 2012, vol. 1, pp. 83-106. ISSN 0284-4672

MARTÍNKOVÁ, Irena. Teaching Values in Movement Activities: Inherent and Added Values. Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Kinanthropologica, 2012, vol. 48, no. 2, p. 111-119. ISSN 1212-1428

MARTÍNKOVÁ, Irena. The Ideal of Kalokagathia Enriched by ‘Inverted Kalokagathia’. In P. Mauritsch & C. Ulf (Eds.). Kultur(en) Formen des Alltäglichen in der Antike. Teil 2. Graz: Leykam, 2013, pp. 649-658. ISBN 978-3-7011-0275-4

MARTÍNKOVÁ, Irena. Instrumentality and Values in Sport. Praha: Karolinum Press, 2013. 150 p. ISBN 978-80-246-2288-0

MARTÍNKOVÁ, Irena & PARRY, Jim. Martial Categories: Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 2015 (forthcoming)

MARTÍNKOVÁ, Irena & PARRY, Jim. Biting in Sport – The Case of Luis Suarez. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 2015 (forthcoming)

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