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Fair Play Awards ceremony cancelled

Update: February, 04/2020 - 16:12


The Fair Play Award 2019 on February 12 has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — Organisers of the Fair Play Award 2019 announced on Monday their ceremony planned for February 12 will be postponed because of the outbreak of coronavirus.

The gala, organised by the Pháp luật Thành phố HCM (HCM City Law) newspaper, was due to take place in HCM City’s Youth House of Culture.

The annual football awards aims to honour fair performances and the rejection of violence. Winners receive nominations from sports reporters, editors, supervisors, referees and football experts nationwide. 

The organising board announced five candidates for the Fair Play Awards 2019 including two mobile polices giving first aid to a children at Thiên Trường Stadium in the northern province of Nam Định; two fans supplying food to men’s and women’s football team at SEA Games 30; timely reaction of referee Ngô Duy Lân at Gò Đậu Stadium in Bình Dương Stadium; U22 Việt Nam’s team spirit at SEA Games 30 and midfielder Chương Thị Kiều swallowing her pain to compete with her teammates at SEA Games in the Philippines.

Related to the spreading of coronavirus, the National Sports Administration also asked to postpone all sport tournaments in national and international competition system in Việt Nam in February, limit training sessions outdoor of athletes as well as cancel all sport activities involved in many people held in locals.

A new date for the Fair Play Awards has not yet been announced. — VNS

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