|Roles||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||22 March 1939 in Troubky (CZE)|
|Died||1 June 2020 in Liberec (CZE)|
|Measurements||183 cm / 85 kg|
|Affiliations||Dukla Jihlava, Jihlava (CZE)|
Josef Smolka won a bronze medal in Olympic volleyball at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Smolka also helped Czechoslovakia win the 1966 World Championships and take a silver at the 1967 European Championships. With Dukla Liberec, he won three Czechoslovak national titles.
Smolka was a career soldier. He joined the Army in 1958 and retired in 2003 as a lieutenant-colonel. After his playing retirement, he also worked with Dukla Liberec as a coach and official.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||Nationality||As|
|1968 Summer Olympics||Volleyball (Volleyball)||TCH||CZE||Josef Smolka|
|Volleyball, Men (Olympic)||Czechoslovakia||3||Bronze|