The shortlist of nominees is now out for the annual SportAccord Spirit of Sport Awards 2013 to be presented during SportAccord Convention in Saint Petersburg, Russia on May 29, 2013. The Awards honour international sports federations and organisations for their efforts in using sport as a tool to create change and improve the situation of communities around the world.

The following nominees have been shortlisted from which 3 projects and 1 individual will be selected for the Awards Ceremony in May:


SportAccord Member: Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM)
Theme: Child & Youth Development
Name of Project: From Scream to Victory

SportAccord Member :Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)
Theme: Child & Youth Development 
Name of Project: Out of Africa

SportAccord Member: International Aikido Federation (IAF)
Theme: Child & Youth Development
Name of Project: Aiki Mundus

SportAccord Member: International Tennis Federation (ITF)
Theme: Persons with DisabilitiesP
Name of Project: Wheelchair Tennis

SportAccord Member: Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM)
Theme: Health
Name of Project: Riders for Health

SportAccord Member: International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)
Theme: Peace
Name of Project: Ping Pong Paix


SportAccord Member: International Aikido Federation (IAF)
Nominee: Mr Piotr Borowski

SportAccord Member: International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
Nominee: Ms Zahra Nemati

For further information please contact:
Ms Ingrid BEUTLER, Director, Social Responsibility Unit

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