T RADITIONAL S PORTS & G AMES “CONQUERING THE FUTURE BY PRESERVING THE PAST” L ANGUAGE OF S PORT “ Sport is a universal language. At it’s best it can bring people together, no matter what their origin, background, religious beliefs or economic status.
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“CONQUERING THE FUTURE
BY PRESERVING THE PAST”
“ Sport is a universal language.
At it’s best it can bring people together, no matter what their origin, background, religious beliefs or economic status.
And when young people participate in sports or have access to physical education, they can experience real exhilaration, even as they learn the ideals of teamwork and tolerance.
That is why the United Nations is turning more and more to the world of sport for help in our work for peace and our efforts to achieve and Millennium Development Goals. “
- UN Secretary-General : KOFI ANNAN
“Sport has the Power to Change the World,
The Power to Inspire,
The Power to Unite People
In a way little else can.
It speaks to people in a language they understand.
Sport can create hope,
Where there was once only despair.
It breaks down racial barriers.
It laughs in the face of Discrimination”.
The beloved, MADIBA: NELSON MANDELA
“It’s not really about beating another,
Rather a true discovery of own abilities and
A unique encounter with the coin-side of self.”
THE MOST COLOURFUL & POPULAR ACTIVITY
OF CLASSICAL SPORTS AND GAMES ,
WERE TRADITIONAL WRESTLING.
The earliest evidence of depicted Belt-Wrestlers was found 3000 B.C in the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
THROUGHOUT HISTORY, HUMANS
HAVE WRESTLED FOR VARIOUS REASONS:
We resolve to use sport, with due attention to cultural and traditional dimensions, to promote education, health, development and peace.
In doing so, we respect the principles of human rights, especially youth and child rights – human diversity, gender equity, social inclusion and environmental sustainability.
OFFERING THE PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF CULTURAL AND INDIGENOUS SPORTS TOWARDS INTENSE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BODY (SPORT), SPIRIT (LIFE SKILLS) AND MIND (EDUCATION).
Centre of Olympic Education Concepts:
“WE RESOLVE TO DEVELOP TRADITIONAL SPORT AND GAMES, BASED ON OUR SPECIAL CONCEPT B.E.S.T. FOR THE YOUNG, THE OLD, THE DISABLED, THE POOR : FOR ALL THE WORLD”
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