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Premiere of the new play Věra at the Reduta Theatre in Brno

The National Theatre Brno presented the world premiere of the play Věra on March 2, 2018. The production, subtitled Floor exercise of an extraordinary life, deals with courage, fame, responsibility, heroism, truth and good fortune.

Ascent to the very pinnacle of Olympus and then an abrupt fall. New victories and defeats. The fascinating, nearly heroic story of a woman who refused to give up. A new play by the most-produced playwright in Brno – inspired by the fortunes of Věra Čáslavská.

Prague 6 extends honorary citizenship

On Friday, September 8, 2017, the Municipal District of Prague 6 ceremoniously bestowed honorary citizenship to five noteworthy individuals. Receiving the distinction posthumously were Věra Čáslavská, painter and graphic designer Emil Filla, and WWII hero, Lt. General Jaroslav Klemeš who passed away on August 7, 2017. The other individuals receiving the distinction were oncologist Dr. Jiří Zámečník, CSc., and Czech historian Prof. Vilém Prečan.

Czech Post pays tribute with stamp commemorating the 75th anniversary of Věra Čáslavská’s birth

A new commemorative postage stamp in the “Personalities” series pays tribute to prominent Czech sportswoman Věra Čáslavská. The stamp was publicly released on May 3, 2017. Graphic designer Zdeněk Netopil designed the face value 16 CZK stamp, as well as the first day cover (FDC) and the celebratory handstamp. Bohumil Šneider engraved the FDC. The release of the stamp on her birthday was in public remembrance of what would have been Mrs Čáslavská 75th birthday.

Věra Čáslavská Endowment Fund commences operations

The Věra Čáslavská Endowment Fund officially opened its doors on October 10, 2017. The endowment fund promotes Mrs Čáslavská’s convictions in the virtues of fair play and kalokagathia 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.

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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