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.
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.
A new league has been set up to bring more Asian and ethnic minority players into football in North West London.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The two Fare member organisations call on fan groups to colour their stadiums and celebrate diversity through rainbow flags, tifos and banners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ‘Through sports for tolerance’ activity also included talks on the topics around discrimination and human rights.
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.
The initiatives are also increasing access to different sports, by disadvantaged communities, and promoting equality, tolerance and inclusiveness.
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The programme will make €500,000 annually available to encourage actions promoting anti-discriminatory and pro-civil society matters.
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.
The documentary follows the work of the former French-Algerian professional footballer Éric Delétang in training future coaches at the camp.
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.
Concerns have been raised after the latest tweets from Umit Cinarli’s, a leading referee from the Turkish Football Federation (TFF).
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.
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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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.
Actions will reach supporters and clubs throughout Europe to raise awareness of LGBT discrimination and send a message of inclusion in stadia