Fair Play

The Essence of Fair Play

Fair play is a complex notion that embodies a number of values that are fundamental not only to sport but also to everyday life.


For every athlete, playing by the written rules and respecting the unwritten ones is mandatory. Fair play requires unconditional respect for opponents, fellow players, referees and fans.


Rivalry on the field does not exclude friendship; on the contrary. Friendship could grow from noble rivalries.

Team Spirit

Individuals can be strong on their own but they are much stronger in a team. Victory achieved alone can be sweet but there is nothing sweeter than sharing that moment with your team.

Fair Competition

To enjoy the fruits of success it is not enough to win. Triumph must be scored by absolutely fair means and by honest and just play.

Sport Without Doping

Someone who takes drugs cheats. Someone who cheats ruins the game. Someone who ruins the game cannot be played with.


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.


It is important to support each other and share feelings, aims and freams. Mutual support brings mutual success on and off the field.


The willingness to accept behaviour 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 they could not be where they are without being cared for by others.


Sport engages us in collective effort to pursue human excellence.


Competition can be severe 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.

The Procedure for Fair Play

At the tender of the organizer of the games the fair play move is specified in the program. The award is given at the end of the games at the closing ceremony.

At the meeting of the delegation-participants of the games the fair play move is introduced. Delegation get the form for the fair play move which they hand to all of their heads of the teams, trainers and referees.

At the meeting of the delegation-participants of the games the three-member committee is named which is appointed in advance. They look over all the fill-in forms got during the games and appoint the fair play move. The award for it can be given to a competitor, team, referee, trainer or head of the team.

At the end of the games the fair play move is announced, the host country fair play anthem is played. The organizer prepares the proper citation and special prize.

At the opening ceremony the proper advertisement banners are hung which are provided by the World Association for fair play.

Nomination form and submission will only be available during the week of the games.

    Fairplay Form

    Leon, Mexico

    July 15-20, 2024

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