The Sokol movement (Czech: [ˈsokol], falcon) is an all-age gymnastics organization founded in Prague in 1862 by Miroslav Tyrš and Jindřich Fügner. It was based upon the principle of "a strong mind in a sound body". Though officially an institution above politics, the Sokol played an important part in the development of Czech nationalism and patriotism. Excerpted from Sokol on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Members of the Sokol in sports costumes, cca 1900

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