Enrico Prandi Trophy 2021 Awarding
The PCU Committee Games Council decided on Friday 30 April after considering all candidatures to award the 2021 Enrico Prandi Trophy to Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome (Italy) for the project “Vir(tu)al Olympic Games”.
At the height of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in Italy (including very strict lockdowns), a number of initiatives have been taken by the @campuslife_ucbm Sports Office in order to keep the students together as much as possible and encourage a spirit of fairplay, friendship and a sense of community: the online quiz with multiple choice questions about the Olympic (Paralympic) Games and Olympic values, a path of sports culture with the presence of Olympic and Paralympic athletes, a YouTube-series with in-depth episodes on various sports (with the presence of Olympic and Paralympic athletes as well as students), virtual tournaments (fifa20, f1 and chess) and challenges (football, basketball and tennis). Thanks to sponsoring the winner gets a free trip to the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Due to its success, the idea was built upon and expanded to yearly basis. From 10-14 May 2021 a complete Sports and Culture week is organized blending sport, culture and community sense including the “Vir(tu)al Campus Olympic Games”. Future ideas include scaling up the event to a regional/national or even international level.
For a full text, please see the official announcement.