A United World

Apr 06, 2016
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Today is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, which has become very powerful tool in uniting our world. What is probably being stated is how our world really needs sport probably more than ever. A day does not seem to go by when we do not pick up a paper, turn on the news or click on our favorite news link, to find out how another tragedy of violence that has happened in many parts of our world. At times, it becomes almost a surprise when we don’t hear of any violence or death. Yet, what today is about more than anything is hope. The hope that our world becoming united and closer, not in violence, but in peace through sport.

Over the years, this day signifies the hope many opportunities that many nations can gain by having sport as a part of their culture. Not just sport for elite athletes but for all citizens of every country. As a person with a disability, sport has provided many opportunities in education, employment and most importantly health.  It is these same attributes that anyone should have the opportunity to attain.

However, it seems that there are many who are deprived of these opportunities. Sport is that instrument that can provide energy and peace. It seems as if it should be a human right for anyone to participate in sport. It seems as if we limit the capabilities of an individual when we do not provide these opportunities. It is through these opportunities that we strengthen our communities, our countries, and our world.

Finally, if we are really hoping to live in peace and if we truly want to be a united world, then sport should be a fundamental right that everyone should be a part of. Now, this is something that our world would need now more than ever.

What are your thoughts on this day?

Author: Bob Lujano

  • Eli A Wolff

    Awesome! Thank you Bob!

  • bobl07

    Thank you Eli! Keep up the good work!

  • Bob Lujano

    Thank you Eli!! Keep up the good work!