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Sports Programs

Athletic competitions and running events bring together people of diverse backgrounds to promote good sportsmanship and build friendship and good will. For suggestions about how to organize a one-day community sports event, click here.

The following are guidelines for a discussion session that can be part of the educational component of a Sports for Peace program.

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Viewing sports as a potential instrument for peace, the Universal Peace Federation designed a one-day Sports for Peace program that integrates sports and education in order to promote peaceful communities.

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Pokrovskoye, Russia - A training-workshop called “Magic Land” in the village of Pokrovskoye in the Sverdlovsk region of central Russia included educational activities, games, sports, music, theatrical productions and service activities in August 2010.

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Moscow, Russia - On July 14, in school №1417, a children’s sports celebration was organized on the occasion of the summer holidays. Children from neighboring houses and from neighboring districts (those who were not scared away by the unusual Moscow heat) came to spend time together in a most pleasant and fruitful way.

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Parnu, Estonia - As global attention focused on the FIFA World Cup in July, youth from six nations converged on Estonia for the Parnu Summer Cup in the spirit of "Play Football Make Peace."

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Revda, Russia - On June 16 on the football field of school №10, children from the summer camp “Major’s Labor squads” participated in a Play Football Make Peace tournament.

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Amman, Jordan - Sponsors are invited to help underwrite a four-day tournament and character-education program for teams of Jordanian youth as well as Iraqi, Palestinian, Syrian, and Lebanese living in or near Amman.

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Pyongyang, North Korea - About 80,000 fans packed Pyongyang's Kim Il-sung Stadium to watch a friendly football match between a visiting Brazilian club and the North Korean team. The Atlético Sorocaba players held the North Koreans to a goalless draw in a tightly-contested match that was part of North Korea's preparations for next year's World Cup.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina - The second Martial Arts World Cup was held at the Avellaneda Municipality in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 26 to November 1, 2009. A workshop was scheduled from October 26 to 30, the preliminary tournament of form and weapons was held on October 31, and the free sparring competition on November 1.

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Through the philosophy that gave origin to the martial arts, practitioners are oriented in heart, thoughts, and actions to promote harmony in the physical, spiritual, and social dimensions. Therefore, the assimilated skills in martial arts are complemented by the essential tasks in order to achieve internal and external harmony.

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Sportsmen from all over the world came to Korea October 12-13 for the Wongu Peace Cup, an international and intercultural sports event including football, basketball, volleyball, track and field, ping-pong, badminton, and martial arts. Athletes participated in the competitions as representatives of their native countries and continents, in an atmosphere of friendship and tolerance.

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Friendly sports competitions among people of diverse backgrounds have great potential as instruments for peace.

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