Sport Conventions

Sport Conventions

The Council is aware that sport has a distinctive role to play as a force for social integration, tolerance and understanding. It is open to all, regardless of age, language, religion, culture, or ability. It is the single most popular activity in modern society. Sport provides the opportunity to learn to play by commonly agreed rules, to behave admirably both in victory and in defeat and to develop, not only the physical being, but also social competences and ethical values. Its contribution to education is increasingly acknowledged. Sport has a key contribution to bring to the promotion of the core values of the Council of Europe : democracy, human rights and the rule of law. The Council of Europe acts against the negative aspects of sport - in particular violence and doping - through two Conventions : the European Convention on Spectator Violence and the Anti-Doping Convention.

Mr Sergey Khrychikov
Head of the Sport Conventions and Secretary to the Sport Conventions

Ms Marie-Françoise Glatz
Programme Officer

Ms Mohruba Gafar-Zada
Project Officer

Ms Floriane Cavel
Legal Officer

Ms Frederique Privat de Fortunie
Administrative Assistant

Sport Conventions Division
Directorate of Human Rights and Antidiscrimination
DG II Democracy
Council of Europe
Agora, Quai Jacoutot 1
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex

Phone:+ 33 (03) 88 41 28 35
Fax: + 33 (0)3 88 41 24 29



Last update: 02/09/2015

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