When sport is school of life
In 2013, together with the associations in which Edoardo was always wholeheartedly and passionately involved, the Mangiarotti family decided to establish the Premio Internazionale Edoardo Mangiarotti (International Edoardo Mangiarotti Award), with the aim of spreading and rewarding the values of sportsmanship, integrity, and sport ethics, in particular among the young.
These values distinguished the life and figure of Edoardo Mangiarotti, a man who became a legend thanks to his great sports achievements, but also thanks to his genuine gentleman’s soul, wholly devoted to positive values and always mindful of advancing any opportunity or tool that might draw youth to sports.
The award is, in fact, exclusively aimed at those of the under-30 set of any nationality who have notably distinguished themselves in any sport activity or who have created, in various spheres, projects that are especially beneficial for the practice and spread of sports.
“Practice your sport with indifference and absolute integrity.
Learn how to lose with honour and to win with dignity.”
Edoardo was born in 1919 in the Brianza area outside Milan. Born into a family of fencers, he first gripped a foil at a young age and grew up on the piste, cutting his path through it, so much so that it can be said that fencing wove through his entire life.
He was chosen for the Berlin Olympics at just 17 years old. And at just 17 years old, he won. Then the war cry sounded, and Edoardo was called to arms. But in the post-war period, he earned everything that could be earned, winning as many as 39 medals in the Olympics and World Championships, and 3 consecutive victories at the Challenge Monal in Paris, a feat that has never been matched since.
The years passed and the fencer also became a commissioner of the Italian Fencing Federation, a correspondent for the Gazzetta dello Sport, and an honorary member of the International Federation. Edoardo died in his home in Milan on 25th May 2012, at the age of 93.
Many words have been dedicated to Edoardo. The child prodigy, the most decorated fencer ever with over 13 Olympic medals, the man of records. The man who, after injuring his hand at the Olympic Games in Stockholm, continued the match with his other hand and won. That is one of the moments that says it all, in a combination of preparation, courage, wonder, and tenacity. What makes a sportsman a hero in our eyes, and turns a moment into a feat.
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Founders and Partners
The founders of the award:
Camilla e Carola Mangiarotti, Carlo Milazzi
Association of Gold Medals for Athletic Merit
UNVS National Union Veterans of Sport
Association of Benefactors of the Municipality and the Province of Milan
Panathlon International headquarters in Milan
Association Award Emilio and Aldo De Martino
La Gazzetta dello Sport
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2015 Call for Applications
The Edoardo Mangiarotti family, with support from the Fondazione Cariplo, in collaboration with the Gazzetta dello Sport, the Circolo della Spada Mangiarotti ASD, AMOVA (the Italian Association of Sports Gold Medals ), Associazione Benemeriti of the City and Province of Milan, Panathlon International, Associazione Premio Emilio e Aldo De Martino and UNVS (the Italian National Union of Sport Veterans) are pleased to announce
the third edition of PREMIO INTERNAZIONALE EDOARDO MANGIAROTTI
with the aim of lending recognition and resonance to youth engaged in the world of sports.
The award contest is open to young people between the ages of 18 and 30 (as of 31 December 2015) whose profile corresponds to one of the following descriptions:
- Young people involved in any of the sports recognized by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) and by international organizations, who have distinguished themselves in the 18 months prior to the deadline for award applications, either for the results achieved or for their outstanding efforts.
- Young people who have realized, within their professional context (schools, the military, university, newspapers and media, literature and publishing, theater, cinema and entertainment, advertising and communication, non-profit organizations, public administration…), in the 18 months prior to the deadline for award applications, initiatives of particular relevance to the practice and promotion of sport.
- ASSIGNMENT OF THE AWARD
The Jury, composed of representatives of the founding members, will evaluate all the applications received by 31 December 2015 and select, at its sole discretion, the prize winner, who shall receive a Scholarship grant of Euro 5.000,00. The Jury may, if it so decides, also select up to 4 candidates for honorable mention, each of whom shall receive a scholarship of Euro 1.000,00.
Each application must be accompanied by:
- a photocopy of a valid ID document
- the candidate’s full street address, telephone number and e-mail address
- a short summary (maximum one typewritten page) describing the reasons for the candidacy and permitting verification by the Jury.
The above specified documentation must be sent to the Jury by 31 December 2015, via:
Digital files in PDF and/or JPG to the following e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
- Postal service
TWO COPIES of the documents on paper sent by registered letter with return receipt to the following address: Premio Internazionale Edoardo Mangiarotti, via Solferino 24, 20121 Milano.
Applications will be accepted if received within the date specified above. The date of the e-mail or the date on the registered letter shall be considered valid.
- AWARD CEREMONY
The winner shall receive the prize in Milan during a public ceremony. The winner must be present to receive the prize in person.
Il nome del vincitore e le altre informazioni sulla Cerimonia di Premiazione saranno pubblicati sul sito www.premiomangiarotti.org, sulla Gazzetta dello Sport e sul sito www.gazzetta.it
Applicants acknowledge that participation in the award contest implies full acceptance and express authorization to the publication, for non-profit purposes, of the information submitted and to the treatment of the candidate’s identification data for purposes related to the communication of this Award and in any case in compliance with the dispositions of the Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003 (former Law 675/96) on the treatment of personal information.
The documentation received shall not be returned.
La seconda edizione 2014 del Premio Internazionale Edoardo Mangiarotti ha registrato 73 candidature in 20 discipline diverse, provenienti da tutto il mondo.
The first edition of the International Edoardo Mangiarotti Award held in 2013 went well above expectations. A total of 85 applications were received, in 34 different sport disciplines, from all over the world.
The awards ceremony at the Palazzo della Regione Lombardia in Milan was attended by over 400 people, 30 accredited journalists, and 3 TV stations (Rai, Sky, and ClassTV).