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At the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico, Vera Caslavska endorsed her Olympic titles in gymnastics but also protested with dignity before the Soviet regime that occupied her native Czech Republic (then Czechoslovakia). Today, September 15, prior to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of that sporting and social feat, I want to release this song as a humble tribute to a woman whose sports excellence and bravery in the face of injustice won the hearts of Mexicans and she created a deep bond with Mexico. Nothing better than the mariachi to celebrate your life, wherever you are, Vera. Performers: Roxana Río, Patricia Alcaraz, María Ferrina. Letter and Music: María Ferrina Arrangement: Ernesto Anaya September 2018 En los Juegos Olímpicos de México 68, Vera Caslavska refrendó sus títulos olímpicos en gimnasia pero también protestó con dignidad ante el régimen soviético que ocupaba su natal República Checa (entonces Checoslovaquia). Hoy 15 de septiembre, previa a la celebración de los 50 años de aquella hazaña deportiva y social, quiero estrenar esta canción como un humilde homenaje a una mujer que con su excelencia deportiva y su valentía ante lo injusto se ganó el corazón de los mexicanos y creó un vínculo profundo con México. Nada mejor que el mariachi para celebrar tu vida, donde quiera que estés, Vera. Intérpretes: Roxana Río, Patricia Alcaraz, María Ferrina. Letra y Música: María Ferrina Arreglo: Ernesto Anaya Septiembre 2018

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