FICTS Secretary General Enzo Cappiello has officially opened the “Sports Memory Exposition 2017 – 2nd Edition” in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) on August 16th a year from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The Exposition – included the International Circuit of the “World FICTS Challenge 2017” – is an audiovisual exposition that has the aim of to show, after 10 years of precious work, the history of the World Olympic and Brazilian sport through cinema in 100 years. The exposition – organised by Guanabara Filmes (directed by Josè Joaquim and Josè Candido Soares) in collaboration with the Government of the City of Rio de Janeiro, with the Brazilian Post Office (Correios sponsor of the local Organizing Committee for Rio 2016 Olympic Games) and American Medical City, aims to enhance the universality and the positive values of sport through the exciting images of esteemed directors and qualified workers in the world of cinema and television.
In exposition at the Centro Cultural dos Correios in Rio (until October 1st) – in addition to projections of 60 sports disciplines from 50 countries – among others: the historical jerseys of the Brazilian national football team used during various World Cup championship editions (from Switzerland 1954 to Rio 2014), the gun used by Guilherme Paraense in the shooting at the Olympic Games in Antwerp 1920, the Olympic medal of Eleonora Mendonça, the first woman to represent Brazil in Olympic Marathon in Los Angeles 1984 awarded with “FICTS Medallion”.
During the “Opening Ceremony” were awarded: Bernard Rajzman IOC and “Volleyball Hall of Fame” Member as well as silver medal in Los Angeles 1984 Olympics, Marcus Vinicius Director of America Medical City the largest medical center of the state of Rio de Janeiro built on the occasion of Rio 2016 Olympics awarded with the “Excellence Guirlande d’Honnuer” and Rico de Souza first surfer to bring the Olympic torch while surfing.