Peace and Sport Newsletter – December 2013

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Peace and Sport  /> Editorial by Joël Bouzou
 /> Under the spotlight
 /> Focus on the 2013 Forum in Monaco
 /> It’s all happening on the ground
 /> A word from the Champions
 /> We like…
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editorial Joel Bouzou
Edito Dear friends,

With dozens of world leaders having just gathered in Soweto for the memorial service of Nelson Mandela, I would also like to pay tribute to this man, a man who believed firmly in the power of sport for building peace; a man who dedicated his life to fighting inequality and pursuing reconciliation throughout the world. Nelson Mandela was a true source of inspiration, and he will always be a driving force for our movement.

November saw the Peace and Sport International Forum take place in the Principality of Monaco, and I would like to share with you a number of important developments that arose during this major annual event.

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Under the Spotlight
Peace and Sport launches its Adapted Sport Manual

Adapted Sport Manual

Since 2007, Peace and Sport has been working in countries struck by conflict or natural disaster, or marked by a lack of social cohesion.  In these parts of the world, a number of different obstacles can prevent communities from accessing sporting activities. By adapting sporting practices, these activities can be broadly implemented, irrespective of people’s financial or social standing.
Developed in partnership with international federations, the Adapted Sport Manual is an essential tool for all field actors seeking to use sports interventions as a means of building peace through the use of locally-found resources.

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Forum 2013
Top 10 highlights from the Peace and Sport International Forum 2013

Top 10

Key figures from the Forum
700 participants
100 countries
21 ministers
12 IOC members
27 international federations
28 NOCs
32 athletes
Relive the best moments

photos videos

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On the ground
Support for local actors going beyond the field 

Guy Emmanuel Born in Gihanga, Burundi, Guy Emmanuel Girukwishaka has worked alongside Burundi’s National Olympic Committee and for the national cycling federation. Seeking to contribute to peace-making efforts in the border area between Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda after the war, Guy Emmanuel took over management of the Gihanga youth centre, hoping to use sport as a means of restoring social ties within his community.

interview

A word from our Champions
A new Champion for Peace

Elias Figueroa “Sport is a fantastic tool and can serve as a gateway to education, understanding and cooperation, irrespective of people’s social or economic background. The sporting community has the ability to move humanity forwards and to ensure families’ and children’s access to care, education, protection and equality.”

Elias Figueroa,
Former professional football player from Chile and Champion for Peace.

Champions for Peace go the extra mile as they run for charity in New York, Nice and Monaco

Champions for Peace

November saw more than fifteen Peace and Sport Champions for Peace taking part in running races to raise money for field programs.

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We like
Partnership with Marseille Rive Neuve Rotary Club and Daniel Elena

Rotary Daniel Elena

Thanks to a partnership with the Marseille Rive Neuve Rotary Club and to the commitment of Champion for Peace Daniel Elena, a sum of 7,000 Euros was raised at a recent auction organized to raise funds for the “African Great Lakes Friendship Games”.
The winning bidder was given the unforgettable experience of accompanying the Champion for Peace in the shakedown prior to the famous Rallye du Var championship, at the wheel of a Citroën C2R2max bearing the logo of Peace and Sport.

11th edition of the “Tegla Loroupe Peace Race”

On aime
This year’s “Tegla Loroupe Peace Race” proved a unique meeting place, bringing together 3,500 people in Kapenguira, Kenya.  The race aims to promote the capacity of sport in peace-building efforts and to foster social and economic development in the region.

The “No Finish Line”

No Finish Line
“No Finish Line” is an event created by the Junior Economic Chamber of Monaco in order to help celebrate and promote Monaco’s “Children’s Rights” day. It is organized by the association Children and Future, with proceeds going to five different projects.
The idea for this unique event is simple: participants walk or run around a 1,370m-long track, open 24 hours a day for 8 days, as many times as possible. For every kilometre covered, 1 Euro is donated to the association. To find out more: http://www.nofinishline.com/

Sportsrule Ltd. charitable initiative

sportrule

Set up by Sportsrule Managing Director Sarah Rule in 2010, this charitable initiative aims to provide charities and NGOs with free high-quality translation services and give students hands-on, professional translation experience. Fifteen students took part this year and translated theAdapted Sport Manual into English. Their excellent work demonstrates their commitment to the peace through sport cause.  Sarah Rule said: “It has been great collaborating with the Peace and Sport team and very rewarding to see the impact that our work will have on communities worldwide!”.To find out more: http://www.sportsrule.co.uk/

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contact@peace-sport.org

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