When it comes to showcasing the positive value of sport, the International Judo Federation is willing to do whatever it takes. With April 6 the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, the judo world did its part to participate.
200+ participants from 100+ different countries joined together on April 6 to recognize the power of sport and its potential in representing social change. The idea is to promote a healthy lifestyle while using sport to help those during a time of conflict, poverty and inequality. It relates to the core values of the sport:
- Self Control
“Thank you to all of them and to all of you and thank you to the Peace and Sport organization that contributed to make this project even bigger by sharing the engagement of our judo family,” the IJF released in a statement.
“Let’s continue to build a better society through the values of sport and more specifically trough the values of judo.”
Children, adults and judo stars participate every year. Normally done in person, the coronavirus has altered plans, hence the above video that required social distancing. The “#WhiteCard campaign” ended up being one of the most successful aspects of the celebration.
There will be another celebration of the values of judo via the Great 8 contest. Kids of all ages can participate via the attached link.