A.B. Usmanov Awarded the Chain of Glory 2018

The founder of the “Art, Science and Sport” Charity Foundation was presented the highest FICTS (International Sports Television Federation) award — the “Chain of Glory 2018” (Excellence Guirlande d’Honneur), which the Federation awards to prominent workers of sports, cinema and television who played a significant role in the development of cultural and ethical values.


The award ceremony was held as part of the Final Ceremony of the 36th International Milan Festival “Sports Films and TV Films 2018”. The awards were presented by Professor Franco B. Ascani, the FICTS President, on November 19, 2018 in the Testory Hall of Palazzo Lombardy.

The ceremony was opened by the performance of the third battalion of the Lombardy carabinieri and the video message of Thomas Bach, the IOC President, and Jean Todt, the FIA ​​(International Automobile Federation) President. Among other speakers were Giancarlo Giorgetti, the Secretary of the Office of the Council of Ministers of Italy, and Attilio Fontana, the President of Lombardy.

In addition, the FICTS Award was presented to I.A. Viner, the President of the All-Russia Rythmic Gymnastics Federation, and M.E. Kusnirovich (Bosco), and an entrepreneur who is well known at the international level.

Such famous figures of sports, business, film and television as Pele, Mike Tyson, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Elena Isinbayeva, Sergey Bubka, and others are already presented in the FICTS Hall of Fame.


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