Codes of Tolerance and Respect in Sports
Sports can help to a great deal in fostering understanding, respect and tolerance. Moreover, it can help to abolish animosity between peoples. Through sports interpersonal contacts are created on a very personal level.
The Olympic movement wants to connect in a common value system, individuals with different ethnical backgrounds, nationalities, religions, cultures or political convictions.
"Athletic competions should contribute to a reduction in prejudices and establishing mutual respect", explains Manfred Lämmer,Professor for the History of Sports at the renown German Sport University Cologne.