Your stories behind the #WhiteCard

Reconciliation and co-existence
Springboarding Gymnastics’ growth in South Africa

Springboarding Gymnastics’ growth in South Africa

Trampoline Gymnastics coach Offering Tlaka (RSA): “As much as it’s such a competitive environment at the end, the friendships that are built, it’s more than just the sport. It’s just about development, growth, and love. We’re all in it because we have this passion to...

Building Gymnastics toward success for Benin

Building Gymnastics toward success for Benin

Coach Innocent Yaka (BEN) was in his sixth year of school at the College of Avrankou in the department of Ouémé, Benin, when he discovered Gymnastics and embarked on a lifelong love affair with the sport. “Gymnastics allowed me to learn and be a recognised trainer...

My ambition? To see more engagement in Gymnastics in my country

My ambition? To see more engagement in Gymnastics in my country

Coach Darius Fields (BAR) shares his dream:“People would say they want the World Championships and Olympics. My ambition is less that and more to see more engagement in the sport in the country,” he said. “I love to see kids learn new skills. Every time they get a new...

Staffan de Mistura, former UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Envoy to war zones: “I raise my #WhiteCard because I believe in the unifying power of peace-through-sport initiatives”

Staffan de Mistura, former UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Envoy to war zones: “I raise my #WhiteCard because I believe in the unifying power of peace-through-sport initiatives”

Many years ago, I was part of a magical moment that I will never forget and that is still giving me hope for the future. The Israeli-Palestinian football team was competing with a very popular italian team in a big stadium in Rome. Yasser Arafat was on one side and...

Didier Drogba, Vice-President of Peace and Sport: “The universality of sport brings people together, regardless of ethnic origins, religions or political beliefs”

Didier Drogba, Vice-President of Peace and Sport: “The universality of sport brings people together, regardless of ethnic origins, religions or political beliefs”

On October 8, 2005, in Khartoum, Ivory Coast qualified for the first time in its history in the FIFA World Cup. The victory came as civil war raged on and clashes between supporters of Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara had left thousands of dead in the country....