Nuzman awarded prize

The president of the Organising Committee for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, was awarded the ‘Excellence Guirlande d’Honneur’ during the Opening Ceremony of the Milano International FICTS Fest. The Prize has been awarded annually since 1983 to sports, television, cinema and journalism personalities who have made significant contributions to promote the cultural and ethical values of sport.

The Awards were presented at the Palazzo Lombardia, during the Opening Ceremony of the 30th Milano International FICTS Fest on 4 December 2012, the International Sport Films Festival organised by the Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs, International Federation of Sport Movies and Television in English, (FICTS) – an entity recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Some 400 people attended the event, including IOC and International Sports Federations members, TV sports channels representatives, film directors and producers, as well as Italian Olympic Champions from the London 2012 Games.

In his acceptance speech, Nuzman said: “Everybody knows the role and importance of images, especially in sports, as it was recently demonstrated during the London 2012 Olympic Games. The images convey excitement; they show effort, tension, teamwork, joy and disappointment. We are also aware of the importance of films in showcasing the beauty of our city, as well as our passion and tradition in sports – youth, high performance, individual and team sports alike. I am very honoured and grateful to receive this prize and I assure you that, in 2016, we will do our best to convey our country’s festive atmosphere as well as the Olympic values.”