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CIFP General Assembly & Award Ceremony in Budapest

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Over the weekend of Oct 14 – 16, 2016 CIFP held a Council Meeting, the World Fair Play Awards event and its bi-annual General Assembly meeting in Budapest, Hungary. 

Elections for the Officer positions were also held.

Dr Jenő Kamuti, incumbent President, has been re-elected for an additional term. Other current bureau members were also re-elected for the positions of the Secretary General (Sunil Sabharwal), Treasurer (Bert van de Flier) and Vice President (Nickolai Dolgopolov), respectively. Due to other activities, Professor Norbert Müller resigned as Vice President although remains a member of its Council, and Mr Maurizio Monego was elected for the second Vice President position.

The Council also admitted 4 new members

HSH the Princess Nora of Liechtenstein (Liechtenstein)

Professor Halina Zdebska-Biziewska (Poland)

Léopold Germain Senghor (Senegal)

Philippe Housiaux (Belgium)



Most importantly, the Council presented its World Fair Play Awards in its categories. The Trophies were won by the following exceptional individuals:


Pierre de Coubertin World Fair Play Trophy – Act of Fair Play


Willi Daume World Fair Play Trophy – Promotion of Fair Play


Willi Daume World Fair Play Trophy – Sports career and life in the spirit of Fair Play



In addition, Diplomas in the above categories were also presented:


Act of Fair Play:

Stsiapan Papou                     (Republic of Belarus)

Massimo TAURINO                (Italy)

Promotion of Fair Play

Leonid Slutzkiy                      (Russia)

Sports career and life in the spirit of Fair Play

Zygfryd Kuchta                     (Poland)

Guillermo Echevarría Pérez (Mexico)


Denis Samoilov                      (Russia)



The CIFP meetings were attended by 3 IOC members, Pal Schmitt (Hungary), Irena Szewinska (Poland) and Ser Miang Ng (Singapore).


The Council encouraged its members to propose locations for its World Fair Play award event for 2017, requested ideas for new membership services and also recognized the success of its inaugural Olympic Fair Play award event, “Rio2016”. These awards were presented during the Rio Games at The Olympic Club in August 20. Please see a link here to these awards.

For further information, visit www.fairplayinternational.org and for a sample of Fair Play acts watch the Olympic Fair Play YouTube channel. For further questions, please contact secretarygeneral@fairplayinternational.org.


CIFP is an IOC-recognized organization created in 1963 to promote the ideals of fair play on the sports field and beyond. Apart from its traditional award events, it organizes seminars and other educational initiatives aimed at educating the youth including an active presence at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) with a comprehensive educational program.