In this heading I publish those articles and studies which are not belonged to any legal topics, but they are also very interesting. These articles and studies comprise the variety of topics about for instance: the latest movies, health and pharmaceutical issues, sports events and interviews with famous athletes and interviews about the highlighted sports events or introducing new books.
Besides the above-mentioned topics this heading contains any other news about the relevant modification of laws and decrees and those laws and decrees which were came into force recently or will come into force in the near future.

FAIR PLAY AWARDS GALA IN THE DANUBE ARENA

It is my pleasure and I am very honored that I was invited to the Fair Play Award Gala which was held on 21th November 2019, Thursday in the Danube Arena at Budapest. The Hungarian Olympics Committee – Fair Play Committee has celebrated its 52th anniversary since its establishment. The Committee is engaged for the fair play in the sport and besides of this in the other field of the life. The first fair play awards were given in 1967 by the National Association of  Hungarian Journalists (MÚOSZ) and the Fair Play Committee established by the National Sports Office.

The aim of the Fair Play Committee is still the same, preserve the tradition of the spirit of the fair play. Therefore the Committee every year organize the Fair Play Award Gala where it rewards those chosen athletes who are worthy for the fair play award. This award ceremony was co-organized with the SPORTJUS Hungarian Association of Sports Lawyers of Hungary. It was the first time that the SPORTJUS got involved the organization of this event.

The ceremony begun with the opening speeches. Firstly Dr. Jenő Kamuti, the president of the Fair Play Committee, after that Krisztián Kulcsár, the president of the Hungarian Olympics Committee, and finally Dr. Zsigmond Nagy, the president of the SPORTJUS Hungarian Association os Sports Lawyers of Hungary kept his speech. All of them referred in their speeches the importance of the fair play. Besides of the aforementioned fact, the purity of the sport and the honesty towards to each other were highlighted in all three speech. 

I would especially refer to our president, Dr. Zsigmond Nagy speech. As our president Dr. Zsigmond Nagy cited our associations posy, ,,the sport is a fundamental human right.” Of course we are operating according to this basic principle which is marked in the Olympics Charta in its chapter of Fundamental Principles of Olympism. The original text is the following: ,,The practice of sport is a human right.” We respect the sport activity and we appreciate the others striving to live their life honestly and fairly as they also do in the sport. Dr. Zsigmond Nagy noted he hoped that this relationship between our organization and the Hungarian Olympics Committee would continue to exist in the near future.

The winners of the Fair Play Award:

The Hungarian Olympics Committee Fair Play Committee gave awards to the winners in six categories.

1. Fair Play act:

trophy: Szántói Szabó Tamás (kayak-canoe)

diploma: Sipos Árpád (teqball)

2. In the service of the sport:

trophy: Köpf Károly (sports leader)

diploma: Győr Béla (traditionalist)

3. The popularization of the Fair Play:

trophy: Füredi Marianne (journalist), Szalay Péter (journalist)

diploma: FTC ice hockey division U8-U10 age group

4. Leisure sport:

trophy: Hungarian Flying Disc Federation

5. Oeuvre:

trophy: Sziklenka László (kayak-canoe), Csányi Rajmund (gymnastics), Bérczes Edit (ultra running), Göröcs János (football)

diploma: Pajor István (ski)

6. Art/Science:

trophy: Juhász Árpád (television, traveling)

I also congratulate the winners!

Budapest, 23rd November 2019

Zoltán Ferenc Samkó, J.D.
Health and Sports Lawyer

REGISTRATION FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING

On Friday 15th November 2019 will be held the public hearing of Sun Yang at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland. As it is known for everyone, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) filed its appeal against the Chinese swimmer Sun Yang and the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA).

According to the appeal Sun Yang was participated in the out of competition test where he and his security guard smashed the sealed vial containing the swimmer blood sample with a hammer. The FINA has exempted Sun Yang in its resolution, therefore the WADA filed its appeal against the FINA resolution.

The CAS has approved the request of the parties about holding a public hearing in this case. There is a second time in the history of the CAS a public hearing will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland. The CAS has exclusive jurisdiction in this case to judge the appeal. The public hearing will takes place in the hearing room, where the representatives of the media can represent themselves.

The whole public hearing about this case can also be followed on the CAS’s official website. Here is some information about the registration for the public  viewing area.

You should scroll down below of the article. The source of the bulletin is the official website of  CAS. The bulletin can be available in English.

Budapest, 5th November 2019

Zoltán Ferenc Samkó, J.D.
Health and Sports Lawyer


The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS or Tribunal Arbitral du Sport) has announced that the hearing of Sun Yang will be held in public on 15 November 2019. The hearing will takes place at the Conference Centre of the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Montreux/Switzerland.

As it is well-known Sun Yang violated the doping rule of WADA. Therefore WADA filed a lawsuit against him and FINA. The hearing can be followed via live stream on the website of the CAS.

If you are interested in details, please read the attached documents about the hearing or visit CAS website.

Budapest, 16 October 2019

Zoltán F. Samkó J.D.
Sports Lawyer

Source: pexels.com


Yesterday not an everyday event happened with my former primary school class mate, Roland D. Rosta. He was appointed and elected as a leader of the Boxing Division of MAFC (Hungarian Athletics and Football Club, hereinafter: MAFC) Sports Club by the decision of the presidency of the sports club. All of my congratulations to this great performance. I have known Roland since 2003. He was a great and condign athlete, who did the boxing competitively well in the past few years.

He started to deal with this sport during his primary school years. During his active athlete’s years, he decided that he establish an own sports club, whose name is Rosta Boxing Team. He began to teach the youths for boxing. He developed continuously his club as a well-known small and homely community. Nowadays his sports club is expanded greatly. The club has got lots of box athlete and his enterprise is working very well. His club’s development and his persistent work gave him the opportunity to become a well-known and noted trainer.

Now this reputation has brought its result. The MAFC Sports Club contacted him and also appointed him to the leader position of the boxing division of the club. The presidency of the MAFC made the decision yesterday and the elected Dr. Roland D. Rosta as a Head of Boxing Division of the MAFC. It is good to know that, the MAFC Sports Club Boxing Division was for a while out of services, so the athletes had not got opportunity to choose this brilliant sport at this sports club. Now here is the opportunity to take a chance and choose this marvelous and hard sport.

I think and I believe that Roland will able to conduct this division and develop it to the highest level among the other well-known boxing divisions. He will also able to teach the hopes of the future box athletes to the craft of the boxing. First of all, I want to wish good luck to Roland and once again all of my congratulations to his successful election.

Budapest, on 19th July 2019.

Best regards,

Zoltán Ferenc Samkó J.D.
Health and Sports Lawyer

FENCING


Today the FIE World Championships BUDAPEST 2019 started. This event also a qualifying occurrence for the next year’s TOKYO 2020 Olympic Games. The Fencing World Championships lasts at Budapest, Hungary in BOK Sports Hall (aka SYMA Sports and Conference Centre) from 15th to 23rd July.

According to the information of the2019budapest.com, the Hall ‘A’ will serve as the home and main building, hosting the FIE World Fencing Championships.

The event will be spectacular and provides a diverse program for visitors. The Hungarian team is represented at the event. We can cheer for the big ones like Áron Szilágyi, András Szatmári, András Rédli, Gergely Siklósi or Liza Pusztai, Anna Márton, Luca László and etc. The tickets are already available to the event.

The whole event can be followed on the internet on the above-mentioned link or M4 Sport TV channel too.

The whole schedule of the event is available down below of the page.

The schedule of the event:

Do not miss the FIE event, it is worth to follow it!

Best regards,

Zoltán Ferenc Samkó J.D.
Health and Sports Lawyer


The source of the picture are the webpages of the Hungarian Fencing Association and the FIE.

SWIMMING

The 18th Gwangju FINA World Championships 2019 begins today. The Hungarian Team is represented by 30 athletes, which consists of 24 swimmers who will race in the pool and 6 swimmers who will start the program on open water. The World Championships takes place at Gwangju, Korea form 12th to 28th July. The whole event will be broadcasted by M4 and M4 Sport TV channels.

The big part of the team members have already arrived to the venue. The program of the swimmers will be launched on 21th July, Sunday.

The program of the event is varied. The program can be followed, by downloading the full program bulletin down below of the page.

Budapest, on 12th July, 2019.

Best regards,

Zoltán Ferenc Samkó J.D.
Sports Lawyer


The source of the picture: www.fina.org
The poster is made by the FINA

I was a witness of a great and spectacular sports event on Saturday, 11th May, 2019. Since, the awaited FINA CHAMPIONS – SWIM SERIES was held in Danube Arena on this marvelous evening at 8 p.m. The first day of this sports event had surprises for the audience. Our country was represented by 10 athletes. The members of the Hungarian Team were by name the following athletes: Kristóf Milák, László Cseh, Ajna Késely, Katinka Hosszú, Zsuzsanna Jakabos, Eszter Békési, Dominik Kozma, Katalin Burián, Péter Bernek and Boglárka Kapás. Besides the Hungarian Team, well-know foreign swimmers were represented in this event. For instance: Sarah Sjostrom, Matt Grevers, Mireia Belmonte, Chad Le Clos, Yuliya Efimova, Anton Chupkov, Emily Seebohm, Anthony Ervin, Frederica Pellegrini, Chase Kalisz or Pernille Blume and I could list the further names. Unfortunately, I could only go to the first day, but it was also a great experience.

The Danube Arena

The FINA CHAMPIONS – SWIM SERIES started with the Hungarian Anthem and after that the opening speeches were held by Dr. Tünde Szabó, Minister of State for Sport, Dr. Julio C. Maglione, FINA President and Dr. Sándor Wladár President of the Hungarian Swimming Association. After the opening ceremony the athletes entered to the pool area with the Hungarian Team. As I mentioned before, the Hungarian Team consisted of 10 members. During the event, the lights were sparkling and flickering. Besides this, the Danube Arena was in true color palette and it has almost blown up, because of the great atmosphere. In  short: the mood was very good.

The first lap was the Women’s 400 m Freestyle. This lap was won by Ajna Késely with the time of 4:05.92. The next lap was the Men’s 200 m Butterfly, which was won by Kristóf Milák with the time of 1:53.64. According to the announcer, it was the best time of the year for Kristóf Milák. László Cseh ranked the 4th place with a nice swimming.

In 200 m Women’s Breaststroke, Eszter Békési finished the lap at the 2th place with the time of 2:27.54. It is an individual best time. In 200 m Women’s Backstroke, we had also two starters: Katinka Hosszú and Katalin Burián. This lap was won by Margherita Panziera (ITA), Katinka Hosszú finished at 2nd place with the time of 2:08.16 and Katalin Burián ranked at the 4th place. The penultimate lap was the Men’s 200 m Freestyle, where Dominik Kozma finished the 3rd place with time of 1:47.12. By the way, this lap was won by Danas Rapsys (LIT).

Dr. Julio C. Maglione FINA president held his opening speech.

The Medley Relay was held at the end of the program. Ajna Késely started in one team, while László Cseh started the lap in the other team. This lap was interesting, because the athletes were selected randomly into the teams from 1 to 4. Finally, the team 1 won this lap.

The great international athletes also did a great performance on Saturday evening. I have to highlited Sarah Sjostroem (SWE), who firstly won the Women’s 100 m Butterfly and after some lap, she also won the Women’s 100 m Freestyle. Yuliya Efimova (RUS)  confidently won the Women’s 200 m Breaststroke. As I mentioned before, Eszter Békési finished this lap in the 2nd place. In Men’s 50m Freestyle Benjamin Proud (GBR) reach the wall first. The Men’s 100 m Backstroke is won by Jevgenyij Rilov (RUS). In Men’s 50 m Freestyle the veteran, great athlete Nicholas Santos (BRA) finished in the first place. All in all, it is worth mentioning about the Men’s 200 m Individual Medley. In this lap Jeremy Desplanches (SUI) finished in the 1st place, and Chase Kalisz (USA) ranked the 2nd place. I could even mention some further great names, but I have not got enough opportunity, due to the content limits.

The beginning.

Summarize the whole program of the first day evening of the FINA CHAMPIONS – SWIM SERIES: it was marvelous and fantastic sports event. I have had a great experience. It was wort to going out and watching the excellent performance of our athletes. Although I could go only on Saturday, but it was worth it! The mood was excellent and the Danube Arena almost blew up. Besides the aforementioned facts, the organizing of the event was still perfect. The next big sports events in the swimming world will take place in Gwangju between 12th-28th Juli 2019.  This event is the FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

16th May 2019., Budapest

Zoltán Ferenc Samkó J.D.
Health and Sports Lawyer


Hungary is once again organizing a prestigious world event in Danube Arena at Budapest on 11-12th May 2019. This event is Fina Championships Swim Series. The newer success is behooved to the Hungarian sport diplomacy in swimming. After the event of the 2017 Fina World Championships, we take part again in a newer unforgettable occasion in Danube Arena.

This sport events takes place within the framework of the Champions Swim Series. The Hungarian Team is represented by Katinka Hosszú, László Cseh, Ajna Késely and Kristóf Milák.

The excellent atmosphere is guaranteed, thus I encourage everyone to be there at the event. The tickets are available on the webpage of https://www.jegymester.hu/eng/Production/56300/FINA-Champions-Swim-Series. It is worth to being there. Besides the Hungarian swimmers there will be also the all star swimmers in this sport event. We can follow the sports event in live from the pool shore. So, the excellent atmosphere is guaranteed, therefore it is worth to be there.

On 15th April 2019., Budapest

Zoltán Ferenc Samkó J.D.
Sports Lawyer; member of the SPORTJUS

The Hungarian Sport society has lost one of its greatest athlete, Győző Kulcsár. He died after the age of 77, in a long, serious illness. He was a real exemplar for everyone. Győző Kulcsár was not also a great athlete, he was also a good educator, a great master. He taught the future generation to the craft of the epee with great love and patience. Therefore I think, I will share the article about him, which was published in Magyar Idők on 21th September 2018. The article was written in Hungarian. If you would like to know more information about him, please visit the website of the Hungarian Olympic Committee. In the near future, I will write an article about him.

The article about Győző Kulcsár, which was written in Hungarian in the Magyar Idők.

The Interpol and IOC have held meeting in Qatar to work together for integrity of the sport. The aim of this meeting is joint working and collaborating between the IOC and the Interpol to preserve the integrity of the sport and promoting the crime prevention in the sport. At the same time, the aim of this meeting was to create the cooperation between the law enforcement authority and the sport organizations (sport clubs) with assessing the legislative problems and  presenting the practical examples. If you are interested in the article in details, please read it down below on the link.

The source of the article:
The article is presented by SPORTJUS Hungarian Sports Lawyer Association. The article is published on the Interpol website. Click here to read it.

 

Best regards,

Zoltán Ferenc Samkó J.D.
Labor and Sports Lawyer