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Conference about "The ethics of competitive sports in the XXI. Century"

An international conference was held, in cooperation with the Hungarian Trainers Association, in the University of Physical Education about Ethics and Fair Play on the morning of the World Fair Play Award gala. Several foreign guests attended the event.

Sociologists, philosophers, coaches, international judges and referees were the speakers on the subject. They explored the topic from several directions, thus, guests gained in-depth knowledge about the topic. Sport ethics, globalization, ethical issues in women's sport, globalized competitive sport, the role of judges - just a few examples of the topics analyzed.

Katarina Raczova, President of the Slovak Fair Play Club, presented many good examples from school sport to top sports.

On the occasion of the event, NOC Fair Play Award was presented to Kristóf Rasovszky, swimmer. The Hungarian swimmer at the 5 km distance at the FINA World Championships in South-Korea, was the first to finish, Mohamed Ibrahim 61st from Sudan. The African athlete arrived at three o'clock in the morning on race day, his journey being entirely on his own. When the “shark of Lake Balaton” learned of Ibrahim’s deed, they exchanged a few words and then hung the gold medal around his neck and said, “Whoever starts here and who completes the distance is all a champion, regardless of position. You are also a champion! ”

Photos: Tamás Róth