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SPECIAL EDITION

July 2012 - London 2012: Perspectives on Sport, Olympism and Society


Sport and Citizenship introduces you its 2012 Special Edition which aims at taking a closer and renewed look at "the place and role of Olympism in the world, its institution and its progress"


Note: Our think tank is proud to have the support of L'Express (famous french magazine) for this Special Edition. All the interviews will be published on their website Express Yourself: each day from the opening of the Olympic Games (ie 27th July 2012), you will find their a new one.



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EXCLUSIVES FOREWORDS

 

Jacques Rogge
 
Jacques Rogge
President, International Olympic Committee.

There is no doubt that the Olympic Games and Olympism can have a strong and positive impact on modern society. However, such benefits do not materialise by themselves and need to be carefully planned for at an early stage

 

Sir Philip Craven
 
Sir Philip Craven
President, International Paralympic Committee.

The Paralympic Movement now builds a bridge which links sport with social awareness thus contributing to the development of a more equitable society with respect and equal opportunities for all.

 

Androulla Vassiliou
 
Androulla Vassiliou
European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth and Sport.

I am convinced that supporting grassroots sport will have a positive knock-on effect for professional sport in Europe.

 

Denis Masseglia
 
Denis Masseglia
President, French National Olympic Committee.

The Olympics and Paralympics remain the best place to express humanist values and have even become an important vehicle for strengthening them and ensuring their universal transmission.

 

Sebastian Coe
 
Sebastian Coe
Chairman, LOCOG.

Interview: "It was we British who introduced volunteering at the time of the 1948 Olympic Games in London. It is a wonderful opportunity for young and not-so-young people to be an integral part of Olympism."

 

Christophe Blanchard-Dignac
 
Christophe Blanchard-Dignac
Managing Director, La Française des Jeux.

By being seen beside top-level athletes and voluntary organisations, the FDJ is trying to unite performance, moral sense and solidarity.

 

Alain Arvin-Bérod
 
Alain Arvin-Bérod
Philosopher, Member of the Board of Sport and Citizenship and member of the Institut Sport & Management (Grenoble Management School).

If London 2012 is to be a turning point in Olympic history, it would be as well to listen to Epictetus, the Stoic philosopher.

 



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