50th Fair Play Contest completed!
On Friday, 17th of February the Polish Olympic Committee witnessed the ceremony of handing the Fair Play awards. The ceremony took place at the Olympic Centre – the headquarters of the NOC of Poland.
This is the annual contest organized by POC Fair Play Club and this year's edition was the unique one because of the 50th jubilee.
The President of the POC Fair Play Club Mrs. Prof. Halina Zdebska-Biziewska welcomed all the guests in beautiful words and mentioned briefly about the history of that contest.
Mr. Adam Krzesiński, POC Secretary General, has pointed out the importance of the Fair Play rules in the contemporary sport as well as in the daily life. Without the clear competition and behaviour the real sport does not exist.
Prof. Halina Zdebska-Biziewska in company of the POC Secretary General and doc. Kajetan Hądzelek (who acts in the CIFP structure for years) awarded the Honorary Diploma of the International Fair Play Committee named Willi Daume for promotion of the Fair Play to Mr. Tadeusz Olszański. Mr. Olszański was the initiator of establishment the title of the Gentleman of Sport Fair Play awards in 1963. In fact, it was the beginning of the contest which is still continued.
Daria Leba was distinguished with the Fair Play Diploma in the category of "Act of Fair Play 2016" for her behaviour during the regional Pit Bike competition.
Despite her age of 15 she presented very mature attitude and gave away the second place in overall classification for her rival who could not finish the last race due to the technical problem with his motorbike. During the medal ceremony Leba officially passed the title of vice-champion to her colleague who - in her opinion - deserved it more than she. The referees has agreed with her will and the protocol of the competition has been changed.
Individual diplomas for the category: "Whole Sporting Career and Admirable life afterwards" were awarded to:
Andrzej KRZESIŃSKI (athletics)
Marian WIĘCKOWSKI (cycling)
Antoni ZAJKOWSKI (judo)
Józef ZAPĘDZKI (shooting)
Wiesław ZIEMIANIN (biathlon)
Individual diplomas for the promotion of the Fair Play for:
dr Jerzy Królicki (rugby)
prof. Szymon Krasicki (skiing)
Photo: Leszek Fidusiewicz