Blog: Nelson Mandela, you are everyone’s hero. Goodbye and thank you

Blog: Nelson Mandela, you are everyone’s hero. Goodbye and thank you

I remember thinking at the time if apartheid could be ended and Mandela was free then surely anything was possible

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Croatia defender banned for 10 matches for inciting chant

Croatia defender banned for 10 matches for inciting chant

Croatia defender Josip Simunic will miss the 2014 World Cup after being given a 10-match ban by Fifa for inciting a crowd towards support for a fascist group.

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We salute him for all he gave us

We salute him for all he gave us

The sports world has paid tribute to the man who personified struggles for justice and equality

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Sport helps Aboriginal communities, says Australian study

Sport helps Aboriginal communities, says Australian study

The research has concluded that physical activity helps to build a sense of belonging and inclusion.

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1 million Euros and sporting day to boost female sports coverage in France

1 million Euros and sporting day to boost female sports coverage in France

An initiative to raise awareness and increase the media coverage of women’s sports has been launched by the French Ministry of Youth.

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Incidents Reported to Fare During November 2013

Incidents Reported to Fare During November 2013

All reports have been brought to Fare’s attention through eye-witness or media accounts.

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Rogers reflects on season in the spotlight as a gay athlete

Rogers reflects on season in the spotlight as a gay athlete

When Rogers ended his retirement in May and joined Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy, he found a team and a league that were mostly welcoming. There were times, though, he said, when even some of his teammates unknowingly left him feeling a familiar discomfort.

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Football becomes mother to Syria’s traumatised child refugees

Football becomes mother to Syria’s traumatised child refugees

Fun with a ball is helping children at Zaatari, the second-largest refugee camp in the world, overcome the horrors of conflict.

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Football v Homophobia grants launched

Football v Homophobia grants launched

The Football v Homophobia (FvH) campaign has launched a small grants programme as part of its campaign for February 2014.

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Olympic diver Tom Daley comes out

Olympic diver Tom Daley comes out

The British Olympic diver Tom Daley has come out and revealed he is in a relationship with a man, in a personal video posted on Youtube yesterday.

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Sport marks international day of disabled

Sport marks international day of disabled

Sporting initiatives throughout the globe are raising awareness and mobilising support for the rights, well being and inclusion of people with disabilities on the UN Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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German conference to discuss women empowerment through football

German conference to discuss women empowerment through football

An international conference on women’s football in central Asia and Europe will look at issues related to women and empowerment in Berlin in December.

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Documentary on how football helps victims of domestic violence

Documentary on how football helps victims of domestic violence

A documentary is raising awareness of issues of ‘corrective rape’, physical abuse, poverty and HIV-related deaths in South Africa by highlighting how football can impact on the lives of women enduring these situations.

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EU conference explores gender equality in sport

EU conference explores gender equality in sport

The European Commission is organising its first conference on Gender Equality in Sport in Vilnius, Lithuania this week.

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