Today is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

 

The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (#IDSDP) is an annual celebration of the power of sport to drive social change, community development and to foster peace and understanding.

The IDSDP, celebrated each year on 6 April, is an opportunity to highlight how sport can not only promote social development, but can also help unite people and encourage a culture of peace, build trust and self-belief, and establish bridges between groups in conflict. Contributing to building a peaceful and better world through sport is a fundamental principle of the Olympic Charter, and the Olympic Movement implements countless sports activities and initiatives aimed at driving social change every day in every corner of the world.