Tundi Szabo, Minister of State for Sport, and Peter Sarvalvi, Deputy Secretary of State, held a small memorial and wreath ceremony at the MAC Memorial in Szabadság Square on Wednesday to mark Hungarian Sports Day.
|According to Tund Szabo, unity will be essential if international sporting life resumes (Photo: Hédi Tumbász, Archive)|
In his speech, Tunde Szabo stressed that “we have something to be proud of”, as Hungary holds a prominent place among the sporting nations of the world, and it is important to have a day of the year when we remember our sporting successes.
“Sport is a force that can often unite people on their own, regardless of their social, political, religious or cultural background. This unity will be urgently needed when international sport can resume.” He said Tünde Szabó.
Whether we think of our great ancestors today or active athletes, one thing we all have in common is perseverance and the ability to fight, he added. The Foreign Minister stressed that we can build on these values in light of the current difficult situation and in the future.
Every year, on the occasion of the Hungarian Sports Day, professionals active in Hungarian sports are awarded an official ceremony, such an event was not possible this time due to the epidemiological situation, but prizes were awarded. György Demeter and Ottó Pócsföldi were awarded the Bay Béla Award, which can be awarded to sports coaches and professionals who equip athletes who achieve outstanding performance in recognition of outstanding training activities and important educational work, as well as work.
Rita Cuban, Tibor Komaromi and Antal Kovacs received the Ferenc Check Award, which can be awarded to athletes who perform outstandingly, as well as athletes in recognition of their work. In recognition of the outstanding activity carried out in the promotion of sport and the improvement of the physical and moral condition of the population for a long time for people working in non-governmental organizations and public bodies working in the field of physical education and sports, and for a long time – both Adele Bartos and Attila Peter received the Miksa Eszterházy Prize, which can be donated , Is widely used both domestically and internationally.
Endre Keszei winners Attila Joseph Hallas and Giula Igre, who can be awarded to people active in school, student and university sports in recognition of their successful long-term activities in promoting physical education and sports in the school, Mária Juhászné Tóth. Tamás Szabó, Áron Gábor Antalya, and Ágnes Soós were awarded the Ferenc Kemény Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scientific Activity in the Field of Sports. Anna Buzek, Joseph Andras Sule, Eva Heidi, Zoltani Estragumi, Istvan Matulci and Tibor Varcas have all received ministerial recognition for their outstanding work.
In 1875, the Hungarian Athletics Club organized the first outdoor sports competition on the continent in Budapest on this day. To commemorate this, the government in 2000 May 6 Declare it Hungarian Sports Day.