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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: 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