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Steven Ungerleider, founding trustee of Global Sports Development, died at 73

Steven Ungerleider, Fair Play Awardee, founding trustee of Foundation for Global Sports Development, the author, sports psychologist and co-founder of Sidewinder Films, the label behind documentaries about the USA Gymnastics scandal, the 1972 Munich Olympics and Arthur Ashe, has died. He was 73.

Ungerleider died Saturday in Healdsburg, California, after an eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer, The Foundation for Global Sports Development announced. He founded the organization in 1996 to promote “accessible, fair and abuse-free sport for youth through grants, awards and educational projects.”

Ungerleider produced HBO’s At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019), the Erin Lee Carr-directed film that focused on the sexual-abuse victims of convicted USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

Steven Ungerleider was awarded by CIFP World Fair Play Award in 2020: "Dr. Ungerleider’s efforts – through the film, Courage First, and Humanitarian Award - to create a safe and abuse-free sport culture directly reflect many of the same fair play ideals upheld by the CIFP, including: integrity, equality, care, solidarity and respect."

The International Fair Play Committee shares the family's grief.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter