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The Věra Čáslavská Endowment Fund promotes Mrs Čáslavská’s convictions in the virtues of fair play and kalokagathia (a Platonic teaching based on a philosophy of a bodily, moral and spiritual wholeness) by supporting examples of honorable sports and civic behavior, as well as the defense of individual civil liberties. The Endowment Fund embraces the responsibility to promulgate Mrs Čáslavská’s noble beliefs as an ongoing inspiration for future generations. The Endowment Fund is dedicated to cultivating Mrs Čáslavská’s unique legacy first and foremost in the area of sports and the overall public perception of physical activity and exercise. Additionally, the Endowment Fund will seek out and support talented individuals from families who are themselves in socially weak situations. The Endowment Fund supports the ideals of democracy and personal freedom that formed the basis for Mrs Čáslavská’s convictions.

  1. support and encouragement of children and youth to engage in physical activities
  2. support of physically active lifestyles for children
  3. preserving the memory of Věra Čáslavská, the Czech Republic’s greatest gymnast of the 20th century, as a model for athletes to follow
  4. support for gymnastics competitions that bear the name of Věra Čáslavská
  5. support for sports schools in the Czech Republic that bear the name of Věra Čáslavská
  6. activities focused on preserving the good name of Věra Čáslavská

Bank Contact

Bank name and address: Česká spořitelna, a.s., address: Olbrachtova 1929/62, Praha 4, PSČ 140 00
Account number: 4560295319/0800
IBAN: CZ89 0800 0000 0045 6029 5319
Created: 28 November 2018

Czech Design Week and Věra Čáslavská

Vera Caslavska Foundation has launched a partnership with Czech Design Week. Linking the two organizations are the festivities commemorating the 50thanniversary of the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico (going on now through January, 2019), as well as the 100thanniversary of the founding of the Czech Republic.

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Created: 06 November 2018

A reminder of Věra Čáslavská’s legacy linking Prague and Mexico City

A spectacle of festivities is underway in Mexico City commemorating the 50thanniversary of the Summer Olympics of 1968: a year that left its mark on Czech as well as world history. The most successful female athlete of the Olympics, and of the year 1968, was Czechoslovak gymnast Věra Čáslavská. Her popularity went beyond the world of sports. That same year, she was the second most popular woman on the planet, after former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

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Created: 12 October 2018

The Exhibition Věra 68 in Mexico City

On October 12, 1968, the Games of the XIX Olympiad opened in Mexico. Věra Čáslavská successfully defended her victories from the previous Summer Olympics in Tokyo, winning 4 gold medals and 2 silver Olympic medals. Mexico was also the culmination of her athletic career and after the Olympics closed, she married track and field athlete Josef Odložil. In 1968, she was declared the greatest female athlete in the world; she was the second most popular woman on the planet after Jacqueline Kennedy.

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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