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World Snowboard Federation (WSF) joins International Fair Play Committee

(Innsbruck/AUT, February 2024) The World Snowboard Federation joins the International Fair Play Committee. Fair Play is one of the core values that the WSF stands for and conveys to its members and young athletes. Membership in the International Fair Play Committee is therefore a logical consequence.

Fair play is a complex concept that comprises and embodies a number of fundamental values that are not only integral to sport but relevant in everyday life. Fair competition, respect, friendship, team spirit, equality, sport without doping, respect for written and unwritten rules such as integrity, solidarity, tolerance, care, excellence, and joy, are the building blocks of fair play that can be experienced and learned both on and off the field.
These are exactly the values that the WSF also conveys for example in its Erasmus+ program SafeShred. The World Snowboard Federation is proud to be now an official Fair Play member. Dominic Kuhn, WSF president, states: “Fair Play is a very key value for the WSF and we are aware of the responsibility we have towards the young riders under our wings. We are very pleased to join the International Fair Play Committee to represent snowboarding.”
Sport has many faces. Starting from the widest range of physical exercise, there’s competitive sport, sport for leisure, sport for health There are many ways of “doing sport”: one person is after pleasure, another seeks the thrill, whilst still others simply want to have their bodies in good working order. Sporting activities offer countless people worldwide an outlet for their everyday “stress” and allows them to find both inner balance and intellectual stimulation. That having been said, what we want to see on our television screens is sport of a very high level, charged with emotion. Sport is as varied and colorful as life itself. Fair Play is one of the founding pillars of sport. It helps free the great potential that sport offers to people of all cultures.
Dr. Jenő Kamuti, President International Fair Play Comittee, adds: „The first International Fair Play Awardee was a winter sports representative, Eugenio Monti, a bobsled racer. This is one of the reasons why I would like to welcome the World Snowboard Federation (WSF), the leading organization of another winter sport, among our members. Fair Play education starts in childhood, it is important that young people hear about it as soon as possible and learn about good examples. The snowboard-society are mostly made up of young people, as it is a sport that is popular among the youth and practiced by young people all over the world. I sincerely hope that through cooperation with the WSF, the message of Fair Play will reach many young snowboarders in the future.”

Find out more: www.fairplayinternational.org
Media contact: WSF - Birgit Gruber, +43-676-5300200, birgit@worldsnowboardfederation.org
About the World Snowboard Federation - The WSF, founded in 2002 in Prague and located in Innsbruck, Austria since 2027, is the world’s umbrella organization for snowboarding with a membership comprising 43 national snowboard associations and promoters of snowboard events across the globe. The WSF is the international authority for grassroots and development snowboarding and generally promotes the sport of snowboarding to grow the participation of the sport from the ground up. The federation creates added value for everybody involved in snowboarding on a regional and national level and offers guidance, tools and initiatives. www.worldsnowboardfederation.org