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SASCOC to celebrate Day of Sport for Development and Peace
- Updated: April 5, 2014
SASCOC will join the world in celebrating the first ever International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on Sunday, April 6, 2014.
The United Nations General Assembly declared 6 April as the inaugural occasion which was created at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in August, 2013.
South Africa as a nation is already celebrating 20 years of democracy this year. As a sign of solidarity with the occasion, SASCOC President, Board, CEO, membership and staff will wear white ribbons at the National Olympic governing body’s General Meeting at Olympic House on Saturday, 5 April. A declaration to pledge South Africa’s support of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace will be signed by SASCOCs President, Board Members, CEO and membership on that day.
Says SASCOC President Gideon Sam: “This important day should resonate with all South Africans as we celebrate the significance of 20 years of democracy in our history. The wearing of white ribbons is also significant as white has long been the international colour that symbolises peace.
“We have also always been a firm believer in the power of sport to bring about peace and reconciliation in our wonderful nation.”
Visit the Team South Africa Facebook page to share SASCOCs International Day of Sport for Development and Peace pledge on Sunday 6 April 2014 https://www.facebook.com/sascoc