Professional sport often has difficulties with a consistent commitment to human rights and corporate responsibility. Nevertheless: there are isolated glimmers of hope. And a clear position can also offer opportunities, experts say. A radio broadcasting in German by Anton Klischewski & Günter Herkel. (Deutschlandfunk Kultur)
The boycotts, including games in the W.N.B.A., Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer, come as athletes have wondered whether speaking out against systemic racism would be enough to influence change. Actions speak louder than words and in this case, no action speaks out even louder! (NYTimes)
The disgraced former president of the Afghanistan Football Federation, Keramuddin Keram, has escaped arrest in his home country after special forces failed to capture him. Keram is accused of rape and sexual abuse of members of the Afghani women’s national team. The sordid behaviour of Keram came to light after Khalida Popal (picture) detailed allegations of sexual and physical abuse back in 2018. (InsideWorldFootball)
After a competition on the 26th-29th June, with judging taking place in July, there were 37 final projects, each related to helping in the return to sport. The initiative is currently in the last steps of the Matching phase, meaning that each project is looking for potential partners to incubate their ideas. This is the opportunity for funded bodies to partner with a project, and incubate a new innovative idea. More specifics of our involvement comes soon, check the project site for more information on the challenge. (TACTHUB)
Starting on page 88, this report looks into child rights, gender and the prevention of violent extremism through sports. The present guide is one of a series of tools developed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to support Member States in preventing violent extremism. Any efforts to utilize sport for the prevention of violent extremism must serve to promote tolerance, pluralism and respect for human rights and equality and must apply the “do no harm” principle. (UNODC)
The author holds a M.Sc. in sports management from the University of Bordeaux. He critically analyses and questions the power of sport and its impact on the economical, ecological and social environment.