Celebrating April 6 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace through Sport!

Celebrating April 6 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace through Sport!

To celebrate International Day of Sport for Development and Peace through Sport, ‘April 6 Unity Games’ was organized at University of Tsukuba on the day.

Event information can be found here → sportanddev.org, April6 

The event aimed to learn 7 the Olympic Values (Excellence, Friendship, Respect) and Paralympic Values (Determination, Courage, Equality, Inspiration) and life skills through sport. Under the mentorship of Dr. James Mandigo (Brock University), student leaders facilitated 7 different fun games, such as blind soccer and sitting volleyball, that are related to the values.

 

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Participants also discussed sport and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and join the social media campaign which was initiated by the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP). 

 

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The role of sport to tackle 17 goals of SDGs can be found on the following pages, United Nations Information Center (Japanese) and UNOSDP (English).  

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