Sport acts as a force for social integration, tolerance and understanding. It is open to all, regardless of age, language, religion, culture, or ability. Sport provides an opportunity to learn to play by commonly agreed rules, to behave with dignity 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 human rights values of the Council of Europe. We act against the growing threats to human rights in sport through our conventions on violence, doping and match fixing.
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