IFSC Works to Develop Peace & Sport Collaboration

Honorary Member of the IFSC and Peace & Sport Forum Paola Gigliotti and Nouria Merah-Benida, Peace & Sport Champion for Peace and Olympic gold medallist (Sydney 2000, 1500 metres), travelled to Rome and Perugia, Italy, thanks to the IFSC’s interest in social and educational projects.

Whilst in Rome, Ms Gigliotti and Ms Merah-Benida visited the Department for Women and Baby Health at the Policlinico Agostino Gemelli, a university hospital directed by Professor Giovanni Scambia, who is extremely active in numerous social projects. The two were also received by President of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), Giovanni Malagò.

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In Perugia, Nouria participated in a seminar at the Sport Science University of Perugia with Professor Francesco Coscia, titled “Conquistare il Podio, inseguire la Pace” (Conquer the Podium, pursue Peace).

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Raising a white card for peace at the University of Perugia.

The two universities, Gemelli in Rome and Perugia University, hope to develop the collaboration between the IFSC and Peace & Sport moving forward.

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