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Celebrating Sport Values

14/12/2014

In the build-up to the Italian Supercup in Doha, the Italian Embassy in Qatar and the International Centre for Sport Security hosted a special reception for Save the Dream to celebrate the values of sport.

With leaders and high-level representatives from the diplomatic and sport community of Qatar as well as Save the Dream youth ambassadors in attendance, the event presented an opportunity for an exchange of new ideas, knowledge and personal experiences about how to protect the values of sport and ways to empower youth.

H.E. Guido De Sanctis, Italian Ambassador to Qatar paid tribute to the work of Save the Dream carried out in Italy and to the many Italian athletes, institutions and organisations have contributed their support to Save the Dream and shared their experience for the benefit of other nations.

Save the Dream founder Mohammed Hanzab took the opportunity to remind delegates of the unique role sport plays in promoting dialogue and normalization, particularly in countries which have been affected by conflicts, and called on all nations represented that evening to join forces to promote a real Olympic Truce in view of the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games. “The world needs peace,” he said, “and sport can carry this message.”