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EuroGames Stockholm announces Birgitta Ohlsson and Tobias Karlsson as official ambassadors

The Swedish politician and Minister for European Union Affairs, Birgitta Ohlsson and the Swedish handball player and Team Captain Tobias Karlsson, have been appointed official ambassadors for EuroGames Stockholm 2015. Several ambassadors within sports, culture and politics will be announced before the event takes place on August 5th to August 9th 2015.
– Politics and sport are intertwined. We saw the horrific abuses against homosexuals taking place in a militarily aggressive Russia during the Winter Olympics. Historically, also Germany in 1936, the Soviet Union in 1980, and China in 2008, used the sheen of the Olympics as a display window […]

Sunday, September 14th, 2014 @ 17:43|Categories: EuroGames, News|Tags: , |

Third PSS Workshop Discusses Normative Framework, Global Programmes, Anti-Doping, Gender Equality and Discrimination

Renowned experts debated with the PSS project team a broad range of topics during the third PSS workshop taking place from August 31 to September 2 in Berlin. On the agenda were issues such as the existing normative framework to protect young athletes, anti-doping, gender equality, discrimination and safeguarding measures for children implemented at global level.

The workshop was successfully concluded and produced excellent input for the PSS toolkit. The presentations of the Berlin workshop can be retrieved from the following website: http://pjp-eu.coe.int/web/pss/workshop-berlin

The fourth and last PSS workshop on “lifestyle” tackling issues such as dual careers, match fixing and sexual […]

Friday, September 12th, 2014 @ 10:34|Categories: 2014, Advocacy, News, Projects|Tags: , , |

[UEFA.com] Diversity to the fore in Rome

Clarence Seedorf and AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia underlined the importance of football in promoting tolerance at the UEFA Respect Diversity conference. Players past and present have gathered in Rome to discuss the use of football as an educational tool in society and lend their support to the UEFA Respect Diversity conference.

Friday, September 12th, 2014 @ 10:05|Categories: External|Tags: , , , |

[UEFA.com] ‘Promoting diversity through football’

Addressing the UEFA Respect Diversity Conference in Rome, UEFA President Michel Platini spoke of the responsibility of the football community to promote diversity and eradicate discrimination. In his keynote speech to delegates at the UEFA Respect Diversity Conference in Rome, UEFA President Michel Platini emphasised the role that football has to play in setting an educational example for society in terms of diversity and balancing education with punishments for those who transgress.

Friday, September 12th, 2014 @ 9:51|Categories: External|Tags: |

[UEFA] Respect Diversity conference under way in Rome – Day 1

Over 200 delegates congregated in Rome for the start of the UEFAa Respect & Diversity conference, a two-day event on the future direction of eliminating discrimination from the game.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 @ 9:12|Categories: External|Tags: , |