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YOUTH JOIN UTS COMPETITION

By United Through Sports | June 12, 2021

FRANCISCA NÚÑEZ PINTO, ANTONIA MONTENEGRO CAVIEDES and JERALDY STOLZENBACH PEREIRA, REPRESENT HAPTOOKI MU SOOL AND CHILE IN UTS VIRTUAL COMPETITION. Haptooki Mu Sool selected U18 athletes who are participating in the competition organised by United Through Sports (UTS), an organisation that is an alliance of many people and organisations working together through sport to bring inclusion, equality and unity to the world. It is an organisation who work with the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee and the Special Olympics to ensure no youth are left behind. The competition invites young people to share a day in their life …

IAF 2021

By United Through Sports | May 28, 2021

International Athletes’ Forum ends with athletes expressing full support for Tokyo 2020 Nearly 2,000 athletes’ commission members registered to participate virtually in the 10th International Athletes’ Forum, the largest-ever athlete representative event, which ran from 26 to 27 May. Athletes’ commission members from 199 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), all summer and winter Olympic sports federations, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), all Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs) and NOC Continental Associations, as well as representatives from the World Olympians Association (WOA) and members of various National Olympians Associations, attended the virtual event. Over the two-day …

IF FORUM 2021

By United Through Sports | May 28, 2021

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – International Sports Federations were praised this morning for setting an inspirational example over the past year, as leaders at the International Federation (IF) Forum 2021 underlined the importance of solidarity across the global sports movement. In the Opening Address at the fully virtual event 25 May the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach reserved special praise for IFs in a timely update on preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. He thanked sport’s global governing bodies for “leading the way” in having “demonstrated that sports competitions can be organised safely”, even before the international roll-out of vaccination …

CRIME PREVENTION APPROACHES

By United Through Sports | May 14, 2021

Effective crime prevention should not be the exclusive responsibility of law enforcement and criminal justice systems. Instead, it requires holistic and inclusive approaches that address root causes of violence and crime and involves all relevant sectors of Government, the private sector and civil society actors, including the sport sector and youth. Building on the UNODC Youth Crime Prevention through Sport Initiative under the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration and its “Line Up Live Up” programme on life skills training through sport, the event aims to raise awareness on the role of sport as an enabler of …

PREPARATIONS FOR SPORTACCORD 2021

By United Through Sports | April 27, 2021

Dignitaries Welcome SportAccord Delegation as Russia Gears Up for SportAccord 2021 in Ekaterinburg LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Dmitry Chernyshenko, Russian Federation Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the SportAccord 2021 Organising Committee, Igor Levitin, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation, and Minister of Sport Oleg Matytsin have hosted a positive meeting with SportAccord President Raffaele Chiulli and Managing Director Nis Hatt. Dr. Chiulli and Mr. Hatt were welcomed less than seven months before the rescheduled SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit 2021 takes place from 7-12 November in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Mr. Chernyshenko said: “The Summit is one of the …