WAKO is a long term partner and strongly committed to Fair Play. Let us introduce this organization and its important work.
The aim of the International Fair Play Committee, CIFP is to preserve and promote respect for the spirit of fair play and the values it represents, not only in elite sport and sport for all but also in daily life, and, in particular, for written and unwritten rules, respect for the opponent and rejection of violence and doping. In cooperation with various national governing bodies such as ministries, Olympic committees, sports federations, media and sports press associations the CIFP encourages and welcomes the establishment of national fair play committees.
The CIFP regards it as one of its chief tasks to promote fair play in all countries worldwide and to lay the necessary foundations. It supports all those responsible within sport in the drive to give those involved in sport directly and indirectly an understanding of the concept of fair play. In this respect, the CIFP is seeking to convey and propagate the fair play concept worldwide and to further the impetus for ideas and initiatives aimed at fair sport for all.
The CIFP’s primary role is the teaching of fair play and the prevention of behavior contrary to fair play. The CIFP is actively involved in the development of fair play in the elaboration of teaching methods used in physical and sports education for young people and the disabled.
In order to promote the values represented by fair play, the CIFP aims to influence the behavior, methods, and social and ethical role of athletes, coaches, sports managers, parents, medical personnel, physical education teachers, sports organizations, referees and judges, the public in general and especially sports fans, the media, partners and sponsors.
THE FAIR PLAY VALUES
Triumph must be measured by absolute fair means, honesty and just play.
Fair play requires unconditional respect for opponents, fellow players, referees and fans.
Rivalry on the field does not exclude friendship.
Individuals can be strong on their own, but they are much stronger in a team. Sharing the moment of victory with your team is the ultimate pleasure.
Competing on equal terms is essential in sport. Otherwise, performance cannot be measured properly.
Being honest and having strong moral principles are essential to fair play. Practicing sport within a sound ethical framework is vitally important if you aim to be a true champion.
It is important to support each other and share feelings, aims and dreams. Mutual support brings mutual success on and off the field.
The willingness to accept behavior or decisions you may not agree with develops your self-control. Ultimately, that could be the deciding factor when it comes to winning or losing.
True champions care about each other, as they are well aware that they could not be where they are without having been cared for by others.
Sport engages us in a collective effort to pursue human excellence.
Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the modern Olympic Games, said: “The important thing in life is not the triumph, but the fight. The essential thing is not to have won, but to have fought well.” Competition can be intense, but you should always first look for joy when practicing any sports. You should never forget about the play even in the heat of the fight.
See the Fair Play Handbook (pdf) here below attached.
EXAMPLE OF FAIR PLAY
Take a look at videos from youtube to get inspiration and follow the examples
Fair Play introduction https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYM4r8EcjuOCwD22DjT3tpuut1dNcUqQ5
Fair play acts (several videoes) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYM4r8EcjuOA2Hf9uAUyfGVzliV23hhdz
FAIR PLAY ON SOCIAL MEDIA
QUIZ AND EFFECT OF FAIR PLAY
Fair play is capable of building a better society http://www.fairplayinternational.org/fair-society
International Fair Play Committee Quiz http://www.fairplayinternational.org/quiz/startquiz/id/3/m/66
FAIR PLAY AWARDS AND FAIR PLAY IN WAKO
In cooperation with International Fair Play Committee WAKO has created an award to highlight Fair Play acts. This award is annual/biannual and those who have received it are;
2016 – Romeo Desa, Croatia
2019 – Ali Hussein, Syria
See our WAKO Fair Play Policy, WAKO Fair Play award (pdfs) here below attached.