Fair Play Award at the European Youth Olympic Festival 2022

The Fair Play Club of the Slovak Olympic & Sports Committee in cooperation with the Organizing Committee of the EYOF Banská Bystrica 2022 strongly supported any initiative to preserve and implement fair play attitudes and behaviour at all levels of active sport. This was to be achieved, among other activities, through Fair Play Awards With this, we wanted to encourage all participants to make the right decisions on and off the sports fields.

In this spirit, at the end of the event, we presented the Fair Play Award to James May (Jury Supervisor) from the UK.

At the gymnastics event, after assigning the score for a routine on high bar, the high bar judges notified Mr. May, Superior Jury Member, that the displayed score was too low. However, the respective team and coach did not see this, and the superior jury is not allowed to change the score after it has been published unless the team/coach makes an inquiry.

To still address the problem of the low score, Mr. May proactively went to find the coach and asked him to submit an inquiry so that the mistake could be changed.

Thanks to Mr. May, the jury revised the D-score and raised the score of the Armenian athlete to the correct score.