The International Commitee for Fair Play - an organisation recognised by the International Olympic Comittee - has awarded Simone Moro with the "Pierre de Cubertin International Fair Play Trophy" for his 2001 rescue efforts of the 19 year-old British mountaineer Tom Moores on the South Face of Lhotse, Himalaya.
The awards ceremony will take place on 9 January 2003 in Paris, directed by the President of the International Commitee for Fair Play, Dr. Jeno Kamuti. The United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan will be present, as will the Sports Ministers of 160 nations.
The Pierre de Cubertin International Fair Play Trophy
Established in 1964, the trophy is awarded to persons or bodies for exemplary behaviour of fair play throughout their career in the field of sports
Photo: Mario Curnis and Simone Moro on the summit of Everest (2002).
Ph arch. S. Moro