Plenary Session 1

Plenary Session 1: Has sport contributed to peace in 2010?

Although sport can clearly make a contribution to peace, it can also be taken hostage by conflicts. The high visibility of some sporting events, which are the focus of media and spectator attention throughout the entire world, can provoke adverse action by those who want to be in the public eye.

Could events in Angola that surrounded the ANC be replicated under other circumstances? Did hosting the World Cup in South Africa have a positive impact on the African continent? Will safety become the organizers’ obsession? A comprehensive review of the past year is required.


puce KEY NOTE

Bouzou

Mr. Joël BOUZOU,
President and founder – Peace and Sport

 

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puce MODERATOR

Boniface

Mr. Pascal BONIFACE,
Director – IRIS (Institute of International and Strategic Relations)

 

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puce PANELISTS

Aghbar

Gen. Mohammad Zaher AGHBAR,
President - National Olympic Committee of Afghanistan

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Kuper

Mr. Simon KUPER,
Sportswriter– Financial Times

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oosthuizen

The Hon. Mr. Gert C. OOSTHUIZEN,
Deputy Minister of Sport & Recreation – Republic of South Africa

 

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Velud

M. Hubert VELUD,
Former Head Coach – Football national team of Togo

 

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puce QUESTIONS / ANSWERS

Boniface

 

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