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.
With the support of the Czech Embassy in Mexico, the Věra Čáslavská Foundation has organized the Věra 68 exhibit in the Múseo de las Culturas and the Cinetéca Nacional. A variety of discussion programs and events commemorating Věra Čáslavská are planned. The exhibit in the Múseo de las Culturas will run until January, 2019.