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The best in sport gather under the stars for the grand finale of the XXVI. Fair Play Menarini International Award

Ethics, loyalty and respect once again took center stage to be celebrated by the sporting personalities who, from today, have officially become ambassadors of the prize’s message. This prestigious award provided yet another extraordinary opportunity to recognize and share the best in sports culture while raising the flag for universal ideals, success stories, altruism and hope, the fight against discrimination and friendship despite differences.

“We are pleased to have recognized champions who have been the standard-bearers of very important principles such as ethics, loyalty and respect throughout their careers” – declared Lucia and Alberto Giovanni AleottiMenarini Shareholders and Board Members – “Inspired by these past few days, we look forward to seeing you at the next edition so we can continue to raise the values ​​of fair play.”

The wonderful closing night of this fair play celebration hosted by Lorenzo Dalari and Rachele Sangiuliano and broadcast live on Sportitalia, became all the brighter for the blinding light of “la Divina” Federica Pellegrini, winner of the first Olympic gold in Italian swimming history and eternal pride of the national sports scene. A trio of football giants took the stage in Castiglion Fiorentino, including former football heroes Roberto Donadoni and Massimo Ambrosini.

Those present in the piazza gave the record-breaking Australians an unforgettable welcome Casey Stoner and Ian ThorpeChampions of the track or pool, and ex-soccer player Fabrizio RavanelliWinner of the Paolo Rossi Special Award in the Youth Role Model category, presented by the wife of “Pablito” herself, Federica Cappelletti. Also in the Fair Play spotlight was water jumper and water champion Tania Cagnotto, volleyball star Marco Bracci and Olympic champion in target shooting San Marino Alexandra Perillias well as this issue’s rising young stars: Taekwondo Champion Vito Dell‘Aquila and Stephanie Constantini, of Italy first Olympic medalist for curling in mixed doubles. Two plaques were awarded to the Paralympic Alpine Skiing Super Duo in the “Sport beyond Sport” category: Giacomo Bertagnolli and Andrea Ravelli. Journalist Giorgio Porrà, winner of the Franco Lauro Special Prize “Narrating Emotions”, completes the list of new Fair Play Menarini ambassadors.

“With the conclusion of this last edition, managed entirely by our Foundation, we are moving forward on a mission that we consider crucial: using the world of sport to spread ideals that we hope will always be in all of us will gain more ground everyday”, said Antonello Biscini, Valeria Speroni Cardi and Ennio Troiano, board members of the Fair Play Menarini Foundation. “As we move today to the next edition, we would like to thank the winning champions and everyone who contributed to the success of the XXVI Fair Play Menarini International Awards.”

The categories and winners of the XXVI. Fair Play Menarini International Award are:

  • Category: Carriera Fair Play (Career in Fair Play) — ROBERTO DONADONI
  • Category: Fair Play — MASSIMO AMBROSINI
  • Category: Sport Beyond Sport (Sport Beyond Sport) – GIACOMO BERTAGNOLLI and ANDREA RAVELLI
  • Category: The gesture – Marcelo Bielsa
  • Category: Sport e vita (sport and life) — Casey Stoner
  • Category: Life’s work in sport – MARCO BRACCI
  • Category: Legendary Figure – IAN THORPE
  • Category: SUSTENIUM Energy and Heart – Myth Character (Energy and Heart SUSTENIUM – Legendary Character) – FEDERICA PELLEGRINI
  • Category: Paolo Rossi Special Prize Youth Role Model – FABRIZIO RAVANELLI
  • Category: Social Values ​​in Sport – VITO DELL‘AQUILA
  • Category: Sport Promotion – ALESSANDRA PERILLI
  • Category: A smile for life – TANIA CAGNOTTO
  • Category: Pedagogical Values ​​in Sport – STEFANIA CONSTANTINI
  • Category: Franco Lauro Special Prize Telling Emotions – GIORGIO PORRÀ
  • Category: Fiamme Gialle Special Prize Studies and Sport (Study and Sport) – BEATRICE CORADESCHI

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