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29 Jan 2016
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CIFP launches Rio2016 Fair Play Awards

The International Fair Play Committee (CIFP) has announced the launch of the Rio2016 Fair Play Awards. A joint initiative with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), this year’s awards will recognise acts of fair play and sportsmanship at national and continental Olympic qualifying events and the Rio Games themselves.

For the first time in the history of the CIFP’s fair play awards, which were first presented in 1965, members of the public across the globe are invited to nominate candidates, which they can do so via the CIFP website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

A jury made up of CIFP and IOC representatives, athletes and the media will meet at the Rio Games to choose the winners, with the awards being made at a ceremony to be held at The Olympic Club.

Commenting on the launch, CIFP President and previous award-winner Dr Jeno Kamuti said: “There is no sport without ‘fair play’. We are proud to endorse the Olympic Movement Code and are extremely pleased with the co-operation of the IOC on similar matters related to fair play. I encourage all members of the Olympic Movement, ANOC, SportAccord, the IF’s, NOC’s, judges, athletes, coaches, media and others to raise the awareness of these incredible acts by engaging in this effort actively.”

“Sport has the unique power to bring people together from all cultures and backgrounds,” added IOC President Thomas Bach. “Sport teaches us to practice the values of respect and fair play in all our activities. This is why the IOC wholeheartedly supports this initiative because it spreads these Olympic Values to the world.”

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