NOVEMBER 18, 2002
Bernie gets another award
Bernie Ecclestone was in Vienna a couple of weeks ago to receive an award for "entrepreneurs whose innovative accomplishments have positively influenced the business world, thereby achieving international recognition". The award was given as part of an event to mark Men's World Day, a global initiative based on humanitarian, social and philanthropic objectives with the goal of supporting the cause of peace, freedom and tolerance througout the world. The ceremony took place in the Imperial Hofburg Palace in Vienna, which was once the home of the Hapsburg dynasty. It was the third time that the awards have been organised and the honours in different categories are decided upon by a jury invited by Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Russian premier. Winners in other categories included Pope John Paul II (who did not attend) actors Jeremy Irons and Christopher Lee and film producer Roman Polanksi. Niki Lauda was in attendance.