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November 6, 2007
Golden State honour for president of Sports Media Austria Michael Kuhn

First President of the Austrian Parliament Barbara Prammer together with president of SPORTS MEDIA AUSTRIA, Michael Kuhn. Photo: SMA

VIENNA, November 6, 2007 – Michael Kuhn, the president of SPORT MEDIA AUSTRIA has been awarded one of his nation’s most prestigious honours, the Decoration of Honour in Gold for services to the Republic of Austria.

The award was made in the context of Michael Kuhn’s recent 70th birthday and was presented by the First President of the Austrian Parliament Barbara Prammer on behalf of Austria’s Federal Chancellor Dr Alfred Gusenbauer at a special ceremony in Vienna’s famous Zimmermann restaurant.

The dual celebration was attended by 200 guests and was hosted by guest masters of ceremony ORF sports commentators Ingrid Wendl and Gerhard Zimmer.

Joining in the festivities were some of the world’s leading alpine sportsmen and women including Toni Sailer, Annemarie Moser-Pröll, and Michaela Dorfmeister, as well as top Austrian footballers Hans Krankl, Toni Polster and Herbert Prohaska, and Governor of Lower Austria, Erwin Pröll.

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