The anniversary celebration of the European Fair Play Movement was held at Vienna City Hall on September 23 as a part of the 10th European Fair Play Congress. At the event, the Vienna Institute for Development and Co-operation (VIDC) received the 2004 European Fair Play Award for its antiracist football campaign “FairPlay. Many Colours. One Game”. In recognition of its work “in the development of a national Fair Play Organisation”, the president of the European Fair Play Movement (EFPM), Carlos Goncalves, presented the award to Michael Fanizadeh and Kurt Wachter of FairPlay-vidc.
Mr Goncalves also presented a special fair play award to Markus Rogan, who collected two silver medals in Athens.
Under the patronage of the European Olympic Committee, Fair Play Awards have been presented since 1999. Previous recipients include the Swiss Olympic Association, the Dutch foundation “Sport, Tolerance And Fair Play”, the Russian Fair Play Committee and 'Sovlanut' (Tolerance) – a neutral Israeli movement against violence. The European Fair Play Movement (EFPM) has 35 national members, including 30 national Olympic Committees.
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