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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.

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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Asan, Korea - On August 14 and 15, a football tournament was held in Korea among four teams representing North, South, West and East. The North was represented by the team from Russia that also included representatives from the Ukraine and Moldova.

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St. Petersburg, Russia - A Festival of National Games and Non-Olympic Sports took place at the Zerkalny Suburban Center in St. Petersburg from July 18 until August 5. Promoting a healthy lifestyle, the "Zerkalyonok – A Sporting Kid" events attracted about 350 children from St. Petersburg and the Leningrad District. The participation of UPF in this program was organized by Pavel Toloshinov, head of UPF-St. Petersburg.

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Sevilla, Spain - The eyes of the footballing world were on Spain from July 24 to August 2 for the Peace Cup 2009. In the final game, Aston Villa defeated Juventus on a penalty shoot-out. Peace through football is an innovative approach to conflict resolution. For more information about the matches visit: Kam Sports International | SoccerLens | Goal.com

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Seville, Spain — In town for the finals of the fourth Peace Cup, the premier international club football competition he launched in Korea six years ago, the UPF founder Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon took the opportunity to share a vision of peace for Europe and the world at a celebratory program at the Barceló Renacimiento Hotel Convention Center in Seville. In addition to Ambassadors for Peace from throughout Spain, the large crowd included delegates from more than 30 European nations and from as far afield as the United States, Korea, and Japan. | Español | Français | العربية

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Moscow, Russia - A team of young athletes ran a 1151-kilometer super-marathon through the cities of the Golden Ring from June 1 to 12. They were participating in the “Children against Drugs: I Choose sports!” activity celebrating the International Children's Day.

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