EFPM President Christian Hinterberger, CIFP president Jenö Kamuti as well as EFPM Vice-President Erdogan Aripinar, Azerbaijan Fair Play Council President Khazar Isayev, Azad Rahimov (Minister of Youth and Sport) were welcomed by Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The head of state expressed satisfaction with the holding of the first joint congress of the International Fair Play Committee and European Fair Play Movement and the 21st General Assembly of the European Fair Play Movement in Baku.
On behalf of EFPM following awards were presented:
Plaque of Merit and Diploma, under the auspices of EOC, to Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (Austrian ski-jumper) for a remarkable act of Fair Play: At the Worldcup in Japan Iraschko-Stolz lend one pair of her Skis to her Slowenien Colleague Spela Rogelj, due to the fact, that Rogelj Skis did not arrive in Japan in time.
The other awards were Hellenic Olympic Academy, for the “Dove of Peace” project and the EFPM “Fair Play Vox” Award, under the auspices of AIPS Europe, was presented to Nikolai Dolgopolov, engaged Russian journalist;
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The European Fair Play Movement (EFPM) is a European non-governmental organisation, established in 1994 in the FIFA House in Zurich. National Fair Play organisations from 40 European Countries have been a part the EFPM since 1994. The main goal of the EFPM is to promote Fair Play and Tolerance in sports and everyday life at the European level. The EFPM seeks to achieve this goal by supporting its members, by helping to promote Fair Play campaigns where sports organisations take the initiative, by co-operating with the authorities to foster Fair Play themes and by facilitating regular contacts between the various European sports organisations.