April 6: International Day of Sport for Development and Peace at the Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships
Today, April 6, is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, when the global organization “Peace and Sport” encourages all sports and their participants to pledge their commitments to the concepts of inclusion, equity and peace. Holding a white card, in the manner of a referee holding a penalty card, universally symbolizes the positive power of sport. The International Fencing Federation, on the occasion of the 2018 Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships in Verona, Italy, supports this initiative and celebrates its mission.
In contrast with a red or black card, the #WhiteCard, conversely, is a gesture of commitment to Peace and Sport and what it represents. At the Championships, athletes, referees, coaches, officials, and supporters held-up their white cards in a unified celebration of this noble undertaking. Several Olympic athletes and World Championships visiting here in Verona joined-in the WhiteCard tradition.
For more information, see the www.april6.org Web site or find more information on social media at #WhiteCard.