Olympics / Pan American Games

Nov. 11, 1968 - Czechoslovakia Olympic Team Received by President Ludvik Svoboda.: Vera Caslavska-Odlozilova, fourfold Olympic Gold Medal winner, presented her four Gold Medals to President Svoboda, Alexander Dubcek, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, Premier Ing. Oldrich Cernik and National Assembly Chairman Josef Smrkovsky during the reception at Prague Castle on Oct. 31. She said: '' Yours sympathy, care and interest which accompanied us throughout out battles in Mexico deserve our sincere thanks. Please accept my four Olympic Gold Medals as an expression of respect for your work.'' Photo shows Vera Caslavska-Odlozilova presenting one of Mer Gold Medals to Alexander Dubcek. From left to right: Premier Oldrich Cernik Josef Smrkovaky, Chairman of the Czechoslovak Natioanl Assembly. (Credit Image: © Keystone Pictures USA/ZUMAPRESS.com)