Peace and Sport’s event at the Malta University

Peace and Sport’s event at the Malta University

This event is aimed to promote a positive relationship with physical activity and meditation, all while helping the attendees from the Malta Girl Guides obtain their “Keep Moving” badge. Apart from being physically active and partaking in various sports disciplines including football, which is usually associated with males, the all female participants are going to get an opportunity to speak with some special guests from the sporting industry, who will share their experience on the journey they had through sport.

Photo: Ms. Charlene Attard, Olympian, and Ms. Karen Heneghan, athlete, with all the participants.

1st #IDSDP celebration at the Fondation de Monaco in Paris

1st #IDSDP celebration at the Fondation de Monaco in Paris

  • The Residents’ Committee of the Foundation of Monaco at the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris (CIUP) organised, in partnership with the residents of the Dutch College, the Hellenic Foundation, the Houses of Cambodia, Korea, Swedish students, students from the Francophonie, and the International House of AgroParisTech (MINA) of the CIUP, a circuit of sporting activities and games to celebrate, for the first time, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace #IDSDP, in the park of the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris (CIUP). Ponchao’ and Tagg Ball, Pañuelito, Petanque, Relay, Rope Jumping, and Agility events brought them together on the lawn of the International House of the CIUP!
  • Ms. Martine GARCIA-MASCARENHAS, Director of the Foundation, and the Residents’ Committee’s sports managers honoured the commitment and actions of this movement for peace through sport and everyone raised a white card in support of Peace and Sport’s viral operation #WhiteCard.
Fencing Junior & Cadet World Championships Supports Peace & Sport in Dubai

Fencing Junior & Cadet World Championships Supports Peace & Sport in Dubai

At the Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships, taking place from April 2 to 10 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, athletes were briefed on the IDSDP and asked to hold white cards.

International teen athletes participating in the Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships from all three fencing weapons (epee, foil, sabre) and both genders provided their thoughts on the April 6 initiative.

For the full press release and story: https://fie.org/articles/1173

Estonian athletes raise their WhiteCard to support the Ukrainian refugees

Estonian athletes raise their WhiteCard to support the Ukrainian refugees

Estonian athletes are calling on everyone to support the Ukrainian war refugees with a message #üheskoos (together) to celebrate International Day of Sport for Peace and Development.

More than 3,800,000 people have fled Ukraine due to the war, leaving their homeland and former lives behind. More than 20,000 of Ukraine war refugees have found temporary refuge in Estonia. As athletes, we support their presence here and we want them to feel welcomed. We believe that by joining forces we can get out of difficulties and rise again. We therefore call on the sports people to support the refugees, because only together we are able to overcome this difficult situation.

Among others, the white card message #üheskoos was communicated by the members the Athletes Commission, Olympic champion in the discus throw Gerd Kanter, Olympic bronze winner in rowing Allar Raja and bodybuilder Ott Kiivikas; Olympic champion in épée fencing Irina Embrich, Olympic champion in cross-country skiing Kristina Šmigun-Vähi; Olympic bronze medallist in freestyle skiing Kelly Sildaru, nordic combined athlete Kristjan Ilves, sprinter Karl-Erik Nazarov and Estonian national football team.

The celebration of the 6 April was initiated by the International Olympic Committee and the UN as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. This day is dedicated to how sport can make society better: sport can unite people, contribute to dialogue, and foster care and understanding. The symbol of the day is the white card: while the red card in sports stands for a major violation, on 6 April, athletes all over the world show the white card which symbolises tolerance, caring and positive attitude. In Estonia, the White Card Day is promoted by the Estonian Olympic Committee.

WhiteCard mobilization of the Polish Olympic Committee

WhiteCard mobilization of the Polish Olympic Committee

On March 31, a collective #WhiteCard took place during the Polish Olympic Committee Board Meeting.
The President of Polish Olympic Committee Andrzej Kraśnicki, Olympic Champion Janusz Gerard Pyciak-Peciak, and officials joined Peace and Sport’s call for peace by raising their WhiteCard.