PANAMERICAN JUDO UNION ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORTS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE ON APRIL 6, 2019
The Panamerican Judo Union as the governing body of this discipline in the Americas is part of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace with the participation of several countries throughout the continent such as Brazil, Chile and the Dominican Republic, among others.
This activity began in 2014, since on August 23, 2013, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared April 6 of each year as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, the date on which the First Olympic Games were launched of the modern era in 1896.
Today the Peace & Sport organization promotes the activities of this celebration under the patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco and the recognition of the International Olympic Committee, IOC.
The National Judo League of Brazil integrated into the activity the Brazilian Judo Cup 2019 held in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina where more than 500 athletes, referees, coaches, technicians, managers became part of this day, April 6, with Your WhiteCard as a symbol of purity in sport.
“Sport as a means to promote development and peace has been one of the fundamental principles of the mission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since its creation in 1894. That is why Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the IOC, expressed from the I begin his desire to use Olympism as a means to promote harmony between people and nations ”