Codes of Tolerance and Respect in Sports

Posted in Codes of Tolerance | 02-Feb-13

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.