Braga, Portugal, 31 May 2018 – The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) was distinguished with the “Recognition Award” by the Portuguese sports journalists’ representative body, CNID (Association of Sports Journalists of Portugal).

The public acknowledgment of SIGA’s leading role in the field of sports integrity took place this week during a highly participated event held in the Portuguese northern city of Braga, ACES 2018 European capital of sport.

Speaking on behalf of CNID, President Manuel Queiroz said

“SIGA became a worldwide organisation in less than three years. A leading and respected organisation. Just look at the number and significance of organisations that joined SIGA in the fight for clean sport.

 We signed SIGA’s declaration of principles on sport integrity for a positive and trusted sport. Given the serious threats that sport is confronted with, it is our duty to underline the importance of SIGA’s mission and actively support its reform agenda. Today, on behalf our members, we express our recognition to SIGA, and reaffirm our commitment to stand for the core principles that SIGA is pursuing for betterment of sport.”

Receiving CNID’s Recognition Award, SIGA CEO Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros said:

SIGA is honoured to receive such a prestigious award. Being attributed by the sports journalists, whose role and independence we value and respect, it has a special meaning for us. On behalf of SIGA and our members, I thank CNID for this tremendous recognition, as well as for your support and encouragement. Sport integrity is not a convenience; it’s an absolute necessity. You can count on us to do our share – this is what I promise you! The millions and millions of fans who love sport, deserve nothing less!”.