27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Fair Play Congress to be held in Kazan

On July 18-19 Kazan will play host to a series of events related to the World Fair Play Awards. The International Congress "Fair Play: Honour and Achievements in the Sports" will be held on July 18 and on July 19 the Pyramid Culture and Entertainment Complex will host the World Fair Play Awards.

The International Fair Play Committee (CIFP) is a non-governmental organisation established in 1963 by members of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Sports Press Association (AIPS) and the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (CSSPE). 

The CIFP includes 130 member committees (National Olympic Committees, including the Olympic Commitee of Russia, International Sports Federations and other organisations) and individual members. The main governing bodies of the CIFP are the General Assembly that consists of the members who are entitled to vote and the Council that includes 30 members. 

The main activities of the Committee are to promote the principles of fair play in sports and to award annual prizes. The World Fair Play Award is a special code of ethics in the sports community and is bestowed on athletes, managers of sports organisations, media representatives, and sports fans for displaying nobility in play, promoting humanism, high morals in sports and life, rejecting all forms of violence against opponents, and performing charitable activities.

The Fair Play Congress will cover such issues as principles of a noble game and ideas of fair play in the education system; the role of the media in shaping humanism, high morals in the world of sports and in the society; principles of fair play (doping-free sports). 

The CIFP Council will hold a meeting on the sidelines of the events in Kazan. The Council consists of 20 members, all of them are actively committed to the world of international sport and to the support of fair play. The Council meets twice a year behind closed doors and adopts internal regulations. The first meeting takes place early in the year and selects the winners of the fair play awards; during the second meeting awards are bestowed and general meetings are held. 

CIFP President Jenő Kamuti arrives in Kazan late in the evening today. He is a famous Hungarian foil fencer and surgeon cardiologist who still works in a large Hungarian hospital. Sports achievements: two-time silver medallist of the Olympic Games, world champion (1957), Universiade champion (1959, 1961, 1963, 1965), World Cup winner (1973), winner of dozens of competitions, former member of the Hungarian national team (1956-1976), former president of the European Fencing Federation. Since 2005 he's been holding the post of Secretary General of the Hungarian Olympic Committee. 

It is expected that the Congress will bestow special prizes of the International Fair Play Committee on First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and President of the Russian Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov, and Russia's Minister of Sport, Vitaly Mutko. 

Tatarstan representatives will be awarded diplomas of the Russian Olympic Committee and the Russian Fair Play Committee for following the principles of fair play and a high level of social responsibility and charitable efforts. 

The nominees from Tatarstan are: 

Yulia Zaripova, Olympic champion in athletics (as of 2012); 

Svetlana Demina, Olympic silver medallist, multiple world champion in shooting (as of 2012); 

Danis Zaripov, three-time world ice hockey champion (as of 2012). 

Minislam Sapparov, freestyle wrestling coach at the Kazan School of the Olympic Reserve, Master of Sports (as of 2013); 

Ruslan Zagidullin, teaching practice manager at the Kazan School of the Olympic Reserve (as of 2013); 

Vasily Matveev, WWII veteran, Master of Sports of the USSR, honorary dynamovets (member of the Dynamo sports club) of the Republic of Tatarstan (as of 2013); 

Araik Margaryan, head coach of the Dynamo-Kazan team and Russian national student field hockey team at the 27th Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan (as of 2013); 

Nailya Gilyazova, Olympic champion and seven-time world champion, foil fencing coach at the Republican Specialised Children and Youth Sports School of the Olympic Reserve (as of 2013); 

Mansur Miftakhov, Honoured Worker of Physical Culture of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tatarstan, member of the OCR Executive Committee (as of 2013).

Press Department of Executive Directorate for Sports Projects