CIFP-FISU cooperation in sight
Dr Jeno Kamuti negotiated about the future of the International Fair Play Committee (CIFP) in Almaty
Despite of the interesting and busy schedule of the of the 28th Winter Universiade, Dr. Jeno Kamuti CIFP President had the oppotunity in Almaty to negotiate about important topics related to the future of the International Fair Play Committee (CIFP). Among others, he met Mr. Oleg Matytsin, International University Sports Federation (FISU) President; the President of the Taipei 2017 29th Summer Universiade Organising Committee and the Regional Program Director of the UNESCO.
„I had a fruitful negotiation with President Matytsin about a possible cooperation between the FISU and the CIFP. The two organisations have been partners for years, the CIFP was invited to attend both the Winter and Summer Universiades each year, but now our intention is conclude a stronger cooperation. The organisations both have a clear mission and we decided to work towards our goals with joint forces: promote the spirit of fair play for the youth. Within the frame of this cooperation, CIFP will have more platforms to reach the young athletes. We plan to sign this contract before the Taipei 2017 29th Summer Univerisade.”
(Mr Leopold Senghor, CIFP Council member, FISU Vice-President, Mr Oleg Matytsin, FISU President, Dr Jeno Kamuti, CIFP President and Mr Gabor Deregan, Press, CIFP)
The 29th Summer Universiade will be hosted by Taipei, between the 19th and 30th of August, 2017. In Almaty, Dr. Jeno Kamuti – four-time individual Universiade champion himself – had the opportunity to meet Ms. Cheng Hsin-Yi, the President and Li-Chiung Su, the Secretary General of the 29th Summer Universiade Organising Committee. During the meeting the two parties outlined the opportunites and President Hsin-Yi confirmed that the Interantional Fair Play Committee is invited and welcomed at the 2017 Summer Universiade. The idea to organise a fair play symposium during the Universiade in Taipei has also emerged.
(Ms. Cheng Hsin-Yi, President and Li-Chiung Su, Secretary General of the 29th Summer Universiade Organising Committee, Dr Jeno Kamuti, CIFP President and Mr Gabor Deregan, Press, CIFP)
From the perspective of the stronger international presence of the CIFP, the meeting with Ms Arina Plokhik, Regional Program Director of the UNESCO was essential. Three additional countries belong to the office of the CIFP founding member UNESCO in Kazakhstan: Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. „These countries did not have any kind of fair play committees before, this has to be changed in the future – with the help of the local office of the UNESCO. I am personally very happy with this opportunity, I find it crucial to spread and emphasize the fair play ideal within these countries” – said Dr. Jeno Kamuti.
(Mr Gabor Deregan, Press, CIFP, Ms Arina Plokhik, Regional Program Director of the UNESCO, Dr Jeno Kamuti, CIFP President)
Text: CIFP Office