IOC – THE ROLE OF SPORT

IOC’S PRESIDENT HIGHLIGHTS INCREASED ROLE OF SPORT AND SOLIDARITY IN THE NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE In his New Year’s video message sent to the Olympic community today, President Thomas Bach recalls how the role of sport in different aspects of society has been strengthened during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The role of sport for physical and mental…

PARENTS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN SPORT

To keep your childs interested and enjoying sport, make it a positive experience for them. Focus on having fun, having a go and being active, rather than winning or losing. You, as parents, can help your child develop a positive sporting attitude by praising the team’s or othre children’s efforts, even if they don’t win.…

SOCIAL BENEFITS OF SPORT

Here’s a rundown of sport’s top 10 psychological and social benefits for kids… 1. CAMARADERIE Joining a sports team gives kids a sense of belonging and the opportunity to make new friends. Some may even become buddies for life! 2. LEARNING TO LOSE Bad sportsmanship is an ugly thing. No one likes a sore loser. However,…

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT THRU MARTIAL ARTS

Whilst there are many models for youth or sport programmes, there has been very little systematic attempt to determine the effectiveness of these programmes as youth development tools. This report was commissioned to design an evaluation framework that could be used as a benchmark for measuring the effectiveness of existing programmes and to identify the…

PEACE AND SPORT

Sport and Peace Sport as a universal language can be a powerful tool to promote peace, tolerance and understanding by bringing people together across boundaries, cultures and religions. Its intrinsic values such as teamwork, fairness, discipline, respect for the opponent and the rules of the game are understood all over the world and can be…

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORT 2019

Sport has historically played an important role in all societies, be it in the form of competitive sport, physical activity or play. But one may wonder: what does sport have to do with the United Nations? In fact, sport presents a natural partnership for the United Nations (UN) system. Sport as a Fundamental Right The…