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Věra Čáslavská
1964,1966,1967,1968 Sportsmen of the year
1968 The best world sportwomen and 2nd most known world women
1989 Prize of Pierra de Coubertina, by International Committee, fair play by UNESCO
1991 Inducted into the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame
1991 Olympic Order, by International Olympic Committee
1995 State Medal of Merit Medal II. degree, by prezident Vaclav Havel
2010 Japanese Order by Japanese ambasador Mr. Harada in Prague residence
2014 Prize of Hanno R. Ellenbogenové
2016 Prize of Gratias Agit for good name of the Czech Republic abroad


Summer Olympic Games

gold Tokyo 1964 All around
gold Tokyo 1964 Vault
gold Tokyo 1964 Beam
gold Mexico City 1968 All around
gold Mexico City 1968 Unveven bars
gold Mexico City 1968 Floor
gold Mexico City 1968 Vault
silver Řím 1960 Team
silver Tokyo 1964 Team
silver Mexico City 1968 Beam
silver Mexico City 1968 Team

World Championships

gold Prague 1962 Vault
gold Dortmund 1966 All around
gold Dortmund 1966 Vault
silver Prague 1962 All around
silver Dortmund 1966 Beam
silver Dortmund 1966 Floor
bronze Prague 1962 Floor

Created: 05 May 2021

Olympic Tokyo in Prague National Museum

The exhibition "Olympic Tokyo" takes place in Prague - the National Museum in period 4.5.2021 - 30.9.2021. Exhibition is prepared in cooperation with the Czech Olympic Committee, Historical Army Museum and Vera Caslavska Foundation on the honor of Tokyo 2021.  

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Created: 12 April 2021

Vera Caslavska, a beautiful flower that bloomed in the Tokyo Olympics

Vera Caslavska Foundation in cooperation with Czech Centre Tokyo and JOM will introduce the life of Vera Caslavska together with her words, how she lived her life as an athlete and a woman: powerful, graceful and resilient, standing true to her beliefs.

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Created: 31 July 2019

Order of the Rising Sun

In July, 2019, board member of the Vera Caslavska Foundation, Mrs. Kristina Kopáčková received the Order of the Rising Sun, the highest order awarded by the Japanese government. She received the award from Japanese Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Mr. Kaoru Shimazaki. In her thank you speech, Kristina mentioned that she had been a long-time member of the Board of the Czech-Japanese Society and that she now volunteers for the Vera Caslavska Foundation, which supports physical exercise for pre-school children STAND-UP STRAIGHT project,  among its various activities.

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Věra Čáslavská

For the individual who is willing to take the risk and confront the world with courage, a huge reward awaits.

The reward is SELF-ESTEEM.

Věra Čáslavská, Život na Olympu