Kuhn, President of Sports Media Austria, extended a welcome to 1,500 top
representatives of Austrian sport from the stage of the „Eventpyramide
Vösendorf“ near Vienna. And during a 50-minute live TV coverage on the Austrian
Broadcasting Corporation ORF, Kuhn heartily welcomed Gianni Merlo, AIPS
President, and Yannis Daras, President of AIPS Europe/UEPS.
was an amazing event executed at the highest level," Merlo said after a
wonderful evening, where he met also "stars of yesteryear" Karl Schranz and
members of Sports Media Austria (almost double the amount of last year’s poll)
took part in the voting this year. We checked all E-Mail addresses and encouraged our colleagues to vote during the valid election time, resulting in an excellent
The awards party ended late into the night and followed a concert by Austrian pop hero Rainhard Fendrich. His song "I am from Austria" is regarded as the second and "unofficial anthem" of the nation.