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.
Date: May, 21st
Time: 3.pm – 5.pm (Lisbon time)
▪️Mário Almeida (Portugal) – Panathlon Lisbon
▪️Gabriel Kotchofa (Benin/Russia) – PCU Committee
▪️António Bramante (Brazil) – Panathlon Brazil
▪️Nils Van de Velden (Belgium) – Panathlon Antwerp
▪️Simona Callo (Italy) – Panathlon International
At a time when sporting activities and competitions are practically canceled, worldwide, international Panathlon leaders are on a panel to reflect on this whole situation and the future recovery, in addition to the other challenges in ethics and fairplay in sport.
Happy holidays from our Panathlon family to yours! 🌲🥳 Have a very happy, healthy and sportive holiday season 🌟
The XIII Panamerican Panathlon International Congress took place from 3 to 6 October in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The PCU Committee attended the program and presented the exposition of the Antwerp University and Panathlon Drawing Contest devoted to the Fair Play in the University sport. The exposition of the #PCUContest looked incredibly beautiful in the lobby of the Scala hotel in Buenos Aires during the XIII Panamerican Panathlon International Congress. During the accreditation and coffee breaks the participants had possibability to enjoy the exposition of the and to vote for their favorite drawing. Argentinian NOC Vice-President Alicia Masoni de Morea and María Julia Garisoain, who competed twice in the Olympic Games for Argentina visited the exposition. Voting for the Honorable commendation was organized during the XIII Panamerican Congress Panathlon International in Buenos Aires. “Passing the torch” by Chiu Yi from the One Academy of Communication Design in Malaysia was chosen as the Honorable commendation of the XIII Panamerican Panathlon International Congress participants.
In the frame of #BeActive movement and as part of the European Week of Sport Program the action “Bring your Sport Club to the school” was organized by the Sports Flanders Agency of Belgium.
The child of one of our members promoted the Panathlon values in his school. The PCU Committee’s little ambassador informed his classmates and teachers about the Rights of the Child in Sport declared in the Panathlon Charter.
Thanks the European Commission and Sport Vlaanderen for such a great initiative, Panathlon International for supporting the children’s rights and Parkschool Ieperman for implementing the action.
Let’s remember Children’s Rights in Sport and spread around the world.
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
📃 The Panathlon Charter on the Rights of the Child in Sport
The first results of the meeting in Rapallo are that CUS Roma Tor Vergata already received the support of the Panathlon Club Rome for the next “CUS Weekend’s”. On Saturday 22nd June at the “Castel Gandolfo” lake CUS Roma Tor Vergata will hold Canoe and Dragon Boat competitions supported by Panathlon Roma with expert technicians of Italian Canoe Kayak Federation. Have a great sport competition full of Fair Play!