Traditional sports events attract not only their participants, but also spectators from all of the Czech Republic as well as from abroad. Over the years, the town became renowned for the international uphill car race “Ústecká 21”. In winter, there is the international downhill skiing race for youth known as “Skiinterkriterium” organized by the Skiklub association in Říčky v Orlických horách. A wide range of sporting opportunities for all generations is available during the festival “Město v pohybu – týden dobré pohody” (roughly “Town in Motion”). It is not only through popular events, though, that the town gains publicity (both national and international). Many exceptional sportsmen and sportswomen who were born here make a fair contribution as well. The biker Jaroslav Kulhavý won a gold medal in the 2012 Olympic Games in London and Lukáš Novák is the Europe and world champion in fire-fighting sport. Back in his days, Václav Čevona, the multiple times republic champion in 1,500-metre run, brought the town a lot of fame by winning the fourth place at the 1948 Olympic Games in London.
Ústí nad Orlicí has long been supporting numerous sports events from its budget.
A sports and public event at the athletic stadium with the participation of national athletic stars.
An international cycling event for the general public. Opening of the cycling season with Czech and Polish participants.
A town festival with professional and amateur bands, sports events and entertainment for families and all generations.
An international ski race for youth. Takes place in Říčky v Orlických horách.
A traditional uphill car race with international participation.
An athletic event with a very long tradition.
An international karate tournament (with the prize being the mayor’s cup) for all age categories, organised by the sports club SK Karate Ústí nad Orlicí. The tournament is divided into two main categories – kata and kumite.