CSIT has implemented the Green Card for exemplary behavior in the field of Fair Play.
From 13 to 18 June 2017, the 5th CSIT World Sports Games were organized in the Latvian capital Riga.
Almost 4,000 athletes, coaches and supervisors from 36 countries attended this event and participated in 15 official CSIT championships and eight demonstration sport activities. The EFPM were represented by its Treasurer Katarina Raczova and its ExCom Member Baiba Veisa.
CSIT has implemented the Green Card for exemplary behavior in the field of Fair Play. Referees can show such cards to athletes worthy of any outstanding positive act. The green card may be a symbolic award only but it might be one piece of a puzzle to help to create a positive spirit in sports again.
From the pool of athletes having been shown a Green Card, 2 athletes and one team were chosen to be awarded a Fair Play Award at the event’s closing ceremony. One award was handed over to Varda Mirkin from the Israelian Mamanet team “Galili”, after Varda Mirkin corrected a referee’s call to her team’s disadvantage. The second award went to Austrian judoka Andreas Mruk (picture), who helped an injured opponent by carrying him out of the sport field to let him have professional medical care. The third award was given to the Brazilian Table Tennis team for having accepted the referees’ crucial and disputed verdicts and thereby having treated the referee and opponents with respect.