United against Racism in the Balkans

United against Racism in the Balkans

Youth camp with teams from Serbia, Bosnia and Montenegro plus youth tournaments in Kragujevac (Serbia) and Cetinje (Montenegro) Following the successful initiation of a campaign against nationalism in the Balkans in 2006 and 2007 by the Balkans Alps Adriatic Project (BAAP) in association with FARE, the activities are set to continue in August 2008 with…

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Honved fans display neo-Nazi symbols in UEFA Intertoto Cup

Honved fans display neo-Nazi symbols in UEFA Intertoto Cup

Austrian and Hungarian clubs SK Sturm Graz and Budapest Honvéd FC joined forces at their UEFA Intertoto Cup third round first-leg match last Saturday (19 July) and made a stand against racism and discrimination. Despite the efforts of the clubs to raise anti-racism awareness, Honved supporters displayed several neo-Nazi symbols and performed Nazi salutes at…

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Red card for Austrian Euro 2008 ref

Red card for Austrian Euro 2008 ref

Speaking about his taste in music on Austrian radio last Sunday morning, Konrad Plautz, said he liked traditional music, “but not techno or hard rock, you know, N****-Musik [pej.: negro music]. The racist remark was reported by all the major Austrian dailies and Internet news sites. In an initial response Gerhard Kapl, vice-president of the…

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Sturm Graz and Honved unite against racism in Intertoto Cup

Sturm Graz and Honved unite against racism in Intertoto Cup

Sturm Graz and Honved will make an active stand against racism and discrimination when they meet in the UEFA Intertoto Cup at the UPC Arena in Graz on Saturday (kick-off: 1800 CET). As at Euro 2008, the team captains will wear armbands bearing the message Unite Against Racism. On entering the stadium spectators will be…

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Mondiali Antirazzisti: the winners are the ladies

Mondiali Antirazzisti: the winners are the ladies

The Mondiali Antirazzisti have been upsetted by the news of the unconfirmed rape that might have been taken place during the night between friday and saturday in the surroundings of the event area. Even if the organisation of the Mondiali do not recognise – as, on the contrary, some media have stated – any link…

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Mondiali Antirazzisti: the winners are the ladies

Mondiali Antirazzisti: the winners are the ladies

The Mondiali Antirazzisti have been upsetted by the news of the unconfirmed rape that might have been taken place during the night between friday and saturday in the surroundings of the event area. Even if the organisation of the Mondiali do not recognise – as, on the contrary, some media have stated – any link…

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Mondiali Antirazzisti 2008 starts today

Mondiali Antirazzisti 2008 starts today

Huge numbers gather at Mondiali to send anti-racist message across Europe More than 6000 people from 50 countries will be joining one of the largest football festivals in Europe this weekend in a stand against racism and discrimination. Over 200 teams will be taking part in the Mondiali Antirazzisti 2008 as it kicks off today…

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Grasshoppers and Partizan Belgrade unite against racism

Grasshoppers and Partizan Belgrade unite against racism

The friendly game on 16 July 2008 (kick-off: 18.30 CET) at the home of FC Solothurn has a dominant anti-racism theme. Following the activities organised by UEFA and the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network during Euro 2008, the friendly is FC Solothurn's contribution to the European Unite Against Racism campaign. “There's no place…

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Fans kick off a European football fans’ network – 1st European Football Fans’ Congress proved a great success

Fans kick off a European football fans’ network – 1st European Football Fans’ Congress proved a great success

Football fans from 28 countries, from Norway to Israel, Ukraine to Portugal, have launched a European Football Fans’ Network, to be known as Football Supporters International (FSI). More than 250 fans, representing over a million supporters, registered for the inaugural European Football Fans’ Congress, which was held at the Emirates Stadium in London last weekend…

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Anti-Racist World Cup 2008: introductory press conference

Anti-Racist World Cup 2008: introductory press conference

The introductory press conference for the 2008 UISP [Italian Sport for All Union] Anti-Racist World Cup took place at the Sesto Senso club in Bologna. Like last year the event itself will be held in Salvador Allende di Casalecchio Park in Reno, Bologna province from 9 to 13 July. Among those present were Carlo Balestri,…

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