Anti-homophobia campaign to host debate on discrimination in sports

Anti-homophobia campaign to host debate on discrimination in sports

An anti-homophobia initiative will bring together football representatives and campaigners to debate on the issues around homophobia in sports , next Wednesday (5 February), in Manchester.

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Olympians cite principle 6 to criticise IOC over Sochi

Olympians cite principle 6 to criticise IOC over Sochi

Fifty-two Olympians have called on the Russian authorities to repeal the recently introduced anti-gay laws and criticised the IOC and multinational sponsors for not doing more to force them to do so.

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New league created for ethnic minority women in London

New league created for ethnic minority women in London

A new league has been set up to bring more Asian and ethnic minority players into football in North West London.

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French initiatives increase rates of women’s participation in football

French initiatives increase rates of women’s participation in football

A seminar on women’s football in France has revealed that the level of female participation across the game has increased as result of the sport’s feminisation plan launched by the country’s Football Federation in 2012.

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British organisations hold leadership academy for women in sports

British organisations hold leadership academy for women in sports

The week-long programme aims to increase the confidence and competence of women working in sports and be a starting point for forming an international network of women sport leaders.

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Football v Homophobia Month of Action kick-off

Football v Homophobia Month of Action kick-off

The international initiative will kick-off its 2014 campaign against homophobia in football with talks around the topic and a football table tournament, at Crystal Palace FC, on 1 February.

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Football initiatives remember the victims of the Holocaust

Football initiatives remember the victims of the Holocaust

Over the weekend football related initiatives were organised across Europe in remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust, ahead of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27 January).

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Indian women referees get FIFA badges

Indian women referees get FIFA badges

The break through achievement is seen by the country’s Football Federation as an opportunity to inspire the next generation of women involved in the sport.

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Campaigners call for colourful fan initiatives in support of LGBT Month of Action

Campaigners call for colourful fan initiatives in support of LGBT Month of Action

The two Fare member organisations call on fan groups to colour their stadiums and celebrate diversity through rainbow flags, tifos and banners.

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Street Football Festival to promote inclusion in Australia

Street Football Festival to promote inclusion in Australia

In all, the festival will bring together 1000 players and the national championships of the community Street Football programme that promotes inclusion and social change through football.

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Penn State And University Of Texas Make History With Black Coach Hires

Penn State And University Of Texas Make History With Black Coach Hires

The hiring of Charlie Strong and James Franklin as head coaches of college football has brought back to the agenda the debate on the sport’s lack of diversity in management positions.

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FIFA Fines Hong Kong for Fans’ Racism

FIFA Fines Hong Kong for Fans’ Racism

The HKFA has been fined €24,330 for fans improper behaviour and ordered to pay an additional €2,430 to cover the legal costs of the investigation.

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Israeli club’s fans rewarded by prize

Israeli club’s fans rewarded by prize

Hapoel Haifa was granted the award based on its fans consistent support of the players and their respectful attitude towards referees, opposing teams and supporters.

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Sports tournament promotes tolerance among children in Bulgaria

Sports tournament promotes tolerance among children in Bulgaria

The ‘Through sports for tolerance’ activity also included talks on the topics around discrimination and human rights.

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Polish prosecutor says anti-Semitism is not an offence

Polish prosecutor says anti-Semitism is not an offence

An incident, which took place during a Polish league game between Lech Poznan and Widzew Lodz on 29 September 2013, has sparked debate over the country’s attitude towards anti-Semitism.

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Sporting programmes build legacy of inclusion in Brazil

Sporting programmes build legacy of inclusion in Brazil

The initiatives are also increasing access to different sports, by disadvantaged communities, and promoting equality, tolerance and inclusiveness.

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Seedorf becomes the first black manager in Serie A in 20 years

Seedorf becomes the first black manager in Serie A in 20 years

One of the clubs greatest midfielders goes back to Milan to face the challenge of arresting a slump in form. Will there be other challenges?

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German Bundesliga to work closer with anti-discrimination fan projects

German Bundesliga to work closer with anti-discrimination fan projects

The programme will make €500,000 annually available to encourage actions promoting anti-discriminatory and pro-civil society matters.

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CONCACAF Introduces Anti-Racism Protocol for Matches

CONCACAF Introduces Anti-Racism Protocol for Matches

The protocol outlines a three-stage method for dealing with racist and/or discriminatory behaviour in football stadiums, such as racist chants, insults, screams and banners.

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French short doc explores the benefits of football at the Zaatari refugee camp

French short doc explores the benefits of football at the Zaatari refugee camp

The documentary follows the work of the former French-Algerian professional footballer Éric Delétang in training future coaches at the camp.

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LGBT conference to discuss the impact of homophobic policies in football

LGBT conference to discuss the impact of homophobic policies in football

Through workshops and panel discussions, the initiative will focus on topics such as the Russian anti-gay bill and the condemnation of LGBT people in Qatar.

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Racism and sexism continue to permeate Turkish football, critics say

Racism and sexism continue to permeate Turkish football, critics say

Concerns have been raised after the latest tweets from Umit Cinarli’s, a leading referee from the Turkish Football Federation (TFF).

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Anelka salute decision by end of January

Anelka salute decision by end of January

Pressure is growing on the Football Association of England to make clear their position on the ‘quenelle’ gesture made by Nicolas Anelka during a Premier League match.

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Caribbean Island to raise the profile of women’s football

Caribbean Island to raise the profile of women’s football

The SKNFA is looking to build a platform for female players at national and youth levels to develop their all-round ability.

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Former Germany international Thomas Hitzlsperger comes out

Former Germany international Thomas Hitzlsperger comes out

The announcement makes Hitzlsperger the highest profile footballer to come out as gay

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Action Weeks anti-homophobia tifo nominated for Danish award

Action Weeks anti-homophobia tifo nominated for Danish award

The initiative consisted of a large rainbow mosaic choreography staged during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Denmark and Italy on 11 October 2013.

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Football v Homophobia grants announced

Football v Homophobia grants announced

Actions will reach supporters and clubs throughout Europe to raise awareness of LGBT discrimination and send a message of inclusion in stadia

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