PCU Committee wished you all happy and sportive holidays! Stay safe, active, healthy and happy!
On Saturday 17 October, at the magnificent “La Nuova Fenice” Theater in Osimo, the Panathlon International General Assembly reaffirmed its confidence in President Pierre Zappelli (Switzerland), who will thus be at the helm for the next four years.
The International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach congratulated reelected President:《Let me sincerely congratulate you on your re-election as President of Panathlon International. This result is a sign of your colleagues’ trust in your vision and leadership. I wish you every success in your new mandate. The International Olympic Committee and I are delighted to continue the excellent collaboration between our two organizations based on the same values of respect, fair play, friendship and solidarity that seem more important and necessary than ever in today’s world. Reiterating all my congratulations and looking forward to seeing you again soon, please accept, Mr. President, my warmest greetings.》
The Panathlon International Board was also renewed and consists now of the following:Orietta Maggi – Vice-President (I),Giorgio Chinellato (I), Stefano Giulieri (CH), Eugenio Guglielmino (I), Luigi Innocenti (I), Patrick Van Campenhout (B) and Luis Moreno Gonzales (PER). Confirmed the positions of Secretary General to Simona Callo (I) and Treasurer to Stefano Giulieri (I).
Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 9.30 AM (Rome) will be held at the Theatre “La nuova Fenice” in Osimo (AN) the 49th Elective Meeting of Panathlon International.
The following reports will be discussed and voted: moral of the International Board, organizational of the General Secretary, economic-financial and patrimonial of the Treasurer for the two-year period 2018/2019 and the report of the Auditor’s Committee (A.C.).
In addition, the budget for the two-year period 2021/2022 will be presented and voted on, as well as the reasoned Proposal by the International Board with regard to the amount of social fees for the two years following the current one.
Afterwards, the following international offices will be elected: President, International Board, Auditor’s Committee (AC) and Constitution and Arbitration Board (CAB).
This is the first time that clubs belonging to countries/districts with restrictions due to the health emergency will be able to vote by postal voting.
In the frame of this year’s European Week of Sport, we are joining the Virtual Run #BeActive2020. To support the #BeActive movement, the PCU Committee invites all panathlets and students to run together. Everyone is welcome to join the runners club “PCU Committee” on STRAVA. Let’s see how far we can go …Just run and share your results and photos with us. Tag @pcu_com on Instagram for repost, use #PCUpic to enter the Photo Contest.
This week the Manneken-Pis was dressed up in Fair Play costume to celebrate the #WorldFairPlayDay. On the 7th September, the first global World Fair Play Day was inaugurated with formal singing and local sports activities and events.The Secretary General of Panathlon International and PCU Committee Executive member, Simona Callo, attended the Official Ceremony.
Today the World Fair Play Day will be announced in Brussels. The #WFPD is coordinated by a joint worldwide partnership between Panathlon International, and the World and European Fair Play Organizations, namely the International Fair Play Committee (CIFP) and the European Fair Play Movement (EFPM) and inspired by Panathlon Wallonie-Bruxelles. The World Fair Play Day is a sports initiative designed to promote Fair Play and Ethical Values in sport. From now on, the day of Fair Play will be held on 7th September every year all around the world.
Let’s keep the spirit of Fair Play!
“Unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to determine the world news. There are areas where pandemic is on the top and there are other places, such Europe, where it is already softening, at least in the first wave. To protect our health, whoever can do it, should start sport. Let’s keep the spirit of Fair Play, do not forget it! We should focus on that sports life would be better than ever. We can and must learn from all bad happenings, the epidemic has made us all wondering what we have done well so far, and what could be changed in the future. Experiencing happenings whether in health situation, or in the financial world, we should not forget human values, esteem, help, and human relationships. We need to live with these principles, and be prepared for the fact that whatever difficulties come we can handle it together. “ – sent a message of Fair Play friends CIFP President Jenő Kamuti.
Panathlon International is a member of the International Fair Play Committee.
On June 12 the “Panathlon Day” is celebrated all over the world, wherever there is a Panathlon International club. An initiative is promoted to remember that in that distant June 12, 1951 in Venice this voluntary organization was born.
Panathlon International associates about 300 Panathlon Clubs worldwide with 36,626 members since 1951.
🖋Panathlon is recognized by the International Olympic Committee with resolution 11/6/1982. The main aim of Panathlon International is the achievement of the sporting ideal and the establishment of its cultural and moral values as a means towards the development and advancement of the individual and solidarity between men and people.
The PCU Committee is the university sport oriented platform of Panathlon International.
Reopening of Panathlon International Headquarters in Rapallo, Italy.
After more than two months of lockdown, the Office of the General Secretariat reopens at the following hours: 9.30 – 13.30. For any visits please make an appointment.
👧👱♂️The 1st of June is an International Day for Protection of Children celebrated in many countries!
Among many initiatives the “Panathlon Charter on the Rights of the Child in Sport” is the most known, adapted by almost all sport federations worldwide.
👨👩👧👦 Let us remember and respect these rights!
All children have the right:
✔ to practise sports
✔ to enjoy themselves and to play
✔ to live in a healthy environment
✔ to be treated with dignity
✔ to be trained and coached by competent people
✔ to take part in training that is adapted to their age, individual rhythm and competence
✔ to match themselves against children of the same level in a suitable competition
✔ to practise sport in safe conditions
✔ to rest
✔ to have the opportunity to become a champion, or not to be a champion.