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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: 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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Created: 26 June 2019

120th anniversary of the Czech Olympic Committee

In 2019 the Czech Olympic Committee celebrates the 120th Anniversary of its founding. The magnificent celebration named "Masters to the Masters" took place on June 17, 2019 in Rudolfinum in Prague. Among the musicalmasters who performed were  violinist Václav Hudeček and pianista Ivo Kahánek.  The Czech Olympic Committee took the opportunity to acknowledge 4 eminent individuals.

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Created: 23 April 2019

Stand-up Straight project

Vera Caslavska Foundation is preparing the pilot phase of our Stand Up Straight project. The main objective is to teach preschool-age children in nursery schools (between the ages of 5-7) a set of exercises. A daily regimen of exercise will instill the habit of good posture in children even before they start attending school or begin organized sport activity. 

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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