International Fair Play Committee

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The official logo of the CIFP

The International Fair Play Committee (French: Comité International pour le Fair Play), abbreviated as the CIFP, is a not for profit international non-governmental organisation which serves to foster sportsmanship in international competition. It presents awards annually at the World Fair Play Awards to recognise acts of fair play carried out by sportspeople or teams. The awards ceremony is held in France and has been broadcast on television in Europe.[1]


Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympics, has a trophy named in his honour.

The CIFP was established in France in 1963 by members of UNESCO, International Sports Press Association (AIPS), ICSSPE, FIFA, FIBA, FILA and the International Rugby Board.[2][3] The committee presented its first award two years later: Eugenio Monti, an Italian bobsleigher, was the recipient. The spare part Monti had given to rival Tony Nash at the 1964 Winter Olympics had enabled the Briton to go on to win the gold medal.[4]


CIFP founder Jean Borotra during his tennis career

Since 1965, three types of trophy have been given at the World Fair Play Awards in recognition of different achievements.[4]

  • Pierre de Coubertin World Fair Play Trophy – awarded for gestures of fair play in which an athlete impedes their own performance to aid a fellow competitor.
  • Jean Borotra World Fair Play Trophy – awarded to recognise athletes who have displayed fair play throughout their careers
  • Willi Daume World Fair Play Trophy – awarded to a person or organisation that has promoted the spirit of fair play

Further to these annual trophies, the CIFP gives out diplomas and letters of congratulations to other sportspeople and organisations who have shown exceptional good sportsmanship.[5]


Since 2000, Jenő Kamuti has served as the CIFP president.[3]

Honorary Presidents

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  1. ^ Feldman, Jay (1994-02-07). The World's Fairest. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved on 2010-01-19.
  2. ^ History Archived 2010-04-03 at the Wayback Machine. CIFP. Retrieved on 2010-01-19.
  3. ^ a b Structure Archived 2010-04-03 at the Wayback Machine. CIFP. Retrieved on 2010-01-19.
  4. ^ a b Seeking nominations for World Fair Play Awards. AIPS. Retrieved on 2010-01-19.
  5. ^ Prize-Winers[permanent dead link]. CIFP. Retrieved on 2010-01-19.

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