Italy coach says footballers should be open about their sexuality

Italy coach says footballers should be open about their sexuality

Cesare Prandelli asks Italian footballers to come out and live their 'secret' lives The Italian national team coach, Cesare Prandelli, has called for the end of homophobia in Italian sports. The unprecedented statement from a top level coach is in the preface of the book Il Campione Innamorato: Giochi Proibiti Nello Sport (The Champion in…

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Vienna hosts Networking Against Racism in European Football seminar

Vienna hosts Networking Against Racism in European Football seminar

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LICRA demands inquiry into Lyon player racist abuse

LICRA demands inquiry into Lyon player racist abuse

French FARE network partner the International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism (LICRA) has called for an immediate inquiry into allegations that Lyon striker Bafétimbi Gomis was target of racist abuse during a cup tie in Corsica. Abuse thoughout the game Gomis alleged that monkey noises were made throughout the Coupe de France semi-final with Gazélec…

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Call for interest – Gaming Application to combat Homophobic Violence & Intolerance In Sport

Call for interest – Gaming Application to combat Homophobic Violence & Intolerance In Sport

The FARE partner organisation European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) is currently inviting expressions of interest from organisations or companies that have experience in developing gaming technology and applications to assist with the development of a new anti-discrimination gaming application. The EGLSF has recently received a grant from the European Union for the “Preventing…

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Inclusive zones to promote the 'Respect Diversity' message in Poland and Ukraine

Inclusive zones to promote the 'Respect Diversity' message in Poland and Ukraine

To help create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere during Euro 2012, hundreds of sites across Poland and Ukraine will be designated as ‘Inclusive Zones’. Respect Diversity The aim of this initiative, which is being managed by FARE's Eastern European partner, Never Again and being funded as part of UEFA's Respect Diversity programme of activities, is…

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International LGBT football tournament: “Weekend against Homophobia” hosted in Moscow

International LGBT football tournament: “Weekend against Homophobia” hosted in Moscow

Moscow ‘Weekend Against Homophobia’ for LGBT football Teams from Russia, Ukraine and Poland participated in an LGBT tournament in Moscow at the weekend (7/8 April) in a rare display of open LGBT activity in a country where gay people often face threats and exclusion. 9 teams in Moscow The tournament, organised by Krylia football club,…

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FARE network to launch “Respect Diversity” activities for UEFA EURO 2012

FARE network to launch “Respect Diversity” activities for UEFA EURO 2012

The FARE Network will be working closely with UEFA, during Euro 2012 as part of their ‘Respect Diversity’ programme of activities. A number of events and activities funded by UEFA will take place across Poland and Ukraine, in partnership with both FARE and UEFA’s Eastern European partner, the Never Again Association. The aim of the…

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Liberi Nantes is a good face of a good Italy

Liberi Nantes is a good face of a good Italy

see the photo gallery Last saturday 31st March, Team Liberi Nantes – the first sport Team entirely composed by refugees, presented they new activity: touch rugby. A sport that allows women and men to play together. Shoot4Change has long told the story of Liberi Nantes and keeps doing it, in an difficult neighborhood in the…

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Liberi Nantes is a good face of a good Italy

Liberi Nantes is a good face of a good Italy

see the photo gallery Last saturday 31st March, Team Liberi Nantes – the first sport Team entirely composed by refugees, presented they new activity: touch rugby. A sport that allows women and men to play together. Shoot4Change has long told the story of Liberi Nantes and keeps doing it, in an difficult neighborhood in the…

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Concerns over treatment of Cameroonian player in Bulgaria

Concerns over treatment of Cameroonian player in Bulgaria

The FARE network has raised concerns about the case of CSKA Sofia winger Njongo Priso who was reportedly targeted for racial abuse on March 25th by opposing players and fans after earning a red card in the second half of CSKA Sofia’s 3-0 win at Lokomotiv Plovdiv. Priso, a Cameroonian, was sent off following an…

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FIFA announces appointment of a woman to Executive Committee

FIFA announces appointment of a woman to Executive Committee

FIFA last week announced the future appointment of a woman to the Executive Committee of the World governing body. President of FIFA Sepp Blatter said in a press conference on the 30 March that a woman would be co-opted onto the highest body of world football at the 2012 Congress, due to take place on…

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