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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: 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