Fair Play Award for the Youth at Casa Brazil in Rio
Guilherme Murray, a young Brazilian fencer received the Fair Play Award for the Youth - Under the Auspices of the IOC President, with which he has been awarded two years ago.
At the Pan-American Championships, Aruba 2014, a young fencer by the name of Guilherme Forman Murray was competing. During his bout in the second round, Guilherme was awarded a point. He turned to the referee and stated that the point that was awarded was incorrectly. The referee thanked Guilherme for his honesty. The act was recognised by the International Fair Play Committee and Guilherme was awarded the Fair Play Award for the Youth – Under the Auspices of the IOC President.
As you know, CIFP has been awarding recipients for 50+ years, and our most recent award was launched upon the recommendation of President Rogge and is referred to as the Fair Play Award for the Youth – Under the Auspices of the IOC President.
Two years ago, this award was given to Guilherme Murray, a young Brasilian fencer. However, Guilherme was not able to make our ceremony at that time so it was our intention to give him the award at the event on 20 August.
We just learned from Guilherme’s father that, Guilherme’s great grand-father is Sylvio de Magalhāes Padilha, former IOC Member for many decades. Mr. Padilha was an Olympian in Athletics, he also presided over the Brazilian Olympic Committee for 27 years.
As a result, Minister Leonardo Picciani, the Minister of Sports for Brasil, held a ceremony on Sunday, August 14 at 6pm in Casa Brasil. Casa Brasil has been chosen by the Ministry of Brasil because Mr. Padilha’s picture is displayed there. In addition to the Sport’s Minister, the Secretariat of the Presidency is also involved.
The Fair Play film created by Bud Greenspan was shown giving background to the audience about the International Fair Play Committee.