Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is celebrating a monumental achievement set to be reached at the upcoming Olympic Games Paris 2024: The IOC has distributed quota places equally to female and male athletes – 50:50. For the first time in Olympic history, there will be full gender parity on the field of play.

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Yesterday, February 22, was held the five-year celebration of Panathlon International's Representation at the Maison du Sport in Lausanne.

President Pierre Zappelli welcomed the participants with a speech in which he explained our aims and how, through our presence in Lausanne, we have managed to strengthen relations with the international sports world.

He also presented the results achieved and future projects. Sergei Aschwanden, judo Olympian and member of the Club Lausanne, then spoke about his sports experience and his close relationship with Panathlon.

There were numerous participants: representatives of the IOC, International Federations, International Associations and Partners, sports personalities, presidents and delegates of PI Districts along with the Treasurer, Secretary General, Vice President of the Lisbon Club and the Secretary of the Representation. 

The celebration ended with an aperitif and a commemorative cake to celebrate this important milestone to the satisfaction of all participants. 

 

            

 

 

Whilst representing Panathlon International, Fabio Figueiras gave an interview this week to the Portuguese Football Federation and its channel TV “Canal 11” from beautiful Switzerland, where the main topic of the interview was the Erasmus+ Project, Sport Against Match-Fixing (SAMF).

In the course of this interview, Fabio Figueiras had, amongst other, the possibility to share insights on Panathlon International’s contribution to SAMF, as well as how SAMF is contributing to mission of Panathlon International, especially when it comes to the education and awareness raising/prevention of wrong practices, such as manipulation of competitions, which are not aligned with the positive sporting and ethical values that Panathlon International stands for, such as an integral, ethical, inclusive, respectful and fair play sports.

Stay tuned for further information on the interview as well as on SAMF, as we are approaching the final conference, which will be held this year, in April.

Monday, 05 February 2024 12:57

Erasmus+ Sport Info Day in Brussel (Belgium)

On the 30 January 2024, the European Commission and the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) organised the Erasmus+ Sport Info Day in Brussel (Belgium).

As part of the agenda of the Erasmus+ Sport Info Day, participating speakers discussed policies and procedures related to the application of Erasmus+ projects, as well as provided advice and suggestions on

preparing and submitting proposals, and on the different financial aspects of funding of Erasmus+ projects.

Panathlon International, represented by Fabio Figueiras, participated in-person in the Erasmus+ Sport Info Day 2024 in Brussels. In parallel to the different sessions that were planned to occur on this day, there was also opportunity to network and meet different organisations.

Consequently, Panathlon International had the opportunity to interact and exchange with multiple participating organizations, clubs and federations, with whom Panathlon International already collaborated in the past, is still collaborating or is looking forward to potential collaborate in the future.

With this participation, Panathlon International reinforced and showcased its commitment for the promotion and spread of culture and sporting ethics by fostering international collaboration through initiatives like Erasmus+. It was also a good opportunity to disseminate past and current activities and projects where Panathlon International is active, especially the ones related to Erasmus+, such as Evidence-based Prevention of Sporting-related Match-fixing (EPOSM) and Sport Against Match-Fixing (SAMF).

Noteworthy to mention, that the registrations to attend in presence to this event were closed weeks ago, as it had reached full capacity, which shows how well participated this event was.

 

       

 

   

 

The Panathlon International Cultural Foundation - "Domenico Chiesa"(hereinafter referred to as the Foundation) of Panathlon International (hereinafter P.I. - 31 Member Countries), in cooperation with the

Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs (hereinafter FICTS - 130 Member Countries), promotes and organizes the special Video Competition - with free entries - on the theme "OLYMPIC EMOTIONS."

The purpose of the competition is to promote the quality of images that highlight the values of Sport and Olympism and disseminate the principles, on which the World Panathletic Movement is founded, as universal

ideals of culture through Sport, intended as an educational tool for social change.

FICTS wantsto enhance and promote short films as an original form of expression, to encourage the creativity of those who approach filmmaking, and to offer them the greatest visibility through Sports

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The Panathlon International Cultural Foundation - "Domenico Chiesa"(hereinafter referred to as the Foundation) of Panathlon International (hereinafter P.I. - 31 Member Countries), in cooperation with the Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs (hereinafter FICTS - 130 Member Countries), promotes and organizes the special Video Competition - with free entries - on the theme "OLYMPIC EMOTIONS."

The purpose of the competition is to promote the quality of images that highlight the values of Sport and Olympism and disseminate the principles, on which the World Panathletic Movement is founded, as universal ideals of culture through Sport, intended as an educational tool for social change.

FICTS wants to enhance and promote short films as an original form of expression, to encourage the creativity of those who approach filmmaking, and to offer them the greatest visibility through Sports.

 

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Thursday, 25 January 2024 09:59

Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Gangwon 2024

“This is your moment”: IOC President Bach invites young athletes to enjoy their YOG experience at Gangwon 2024 

With an unforgettable Opening Ceremony featuring an array of K-pop stars and cultural performers, the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Gangwon 2024 got underway in style today. The event was hosted simultaneously at the sold-out Gangneung Oval, with 4,500 spectators, plus athletes and other YOG stakeholders, and the fully booked PyeongChang Dome, with 4,300 people.

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Mention of Panathlon International in IOC newsletter and publication of FICTS winning films

On the last IOC news bulletin was published the news of the award ceremony of the International Video Competition "Sport, Montain & Olympism- Snow & Ice Sports" promoted by Panathlon International - PI D. Chiesa Foundation and FICTS.

The Ceremony took place in Milan on the occasion of the FICTS Sport Movies & TV Festival, last 11th November. Below you can see the winning films:

LA MIA STORIA SUL GHIACCIO link

VERTIGO link

EGOLAND link

Special Prize of Panathlon Clubs: VERTIGO

Special Prize of the audience: UN GOL PER ARRIVARE IN FINALE link

Diploma of Honor to: TWINKLING EYES ON THE ICE link

Diploma of Honor to: AFRICA 2022 – MOUNT KILIMANGIARO link

PCU Student Chess Cup 2023: Celebrating Fair Play and Chess Excellence with a Multitude of Participants in Antwerp 

PCU Student Chess Cup 2023 started with AP Blitz Tournament on Friday, November 24. 

- Global Participation 

The PCU Chess Cup has garnered an impressive participation with 113 accredited players, representing 31 universities spanning across 15 countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Morocco, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, UK). 

In a testament to their passion for the game, a substantial majority of participants in the PCU Chess Cup actively chose to engage in the AP Blitz tournament, despite its optional status and not being a mandatory component of the official competition 

A total of 89 students, representing 25 universities spanning across 12 countries, showcased their prowess in 9 intense rounds of Blitz chess on Friday, November 24. 

Following the Official Opening Ceremony on Saturday, November 25, the main competition started in the Swiss System unfolding on 56 tables. 

In total, on 25-26 November 2023, in 9 rounds of the PCU Chess Cup, 495 games were played by 113 chess players. 

- Champions Emerge: High-Level Play Rewarded 

Celebrating Chess Diversity the PCU Chess Cup, with its blend of FIDE and non-FIDE participants, celebrates the essence of chess – a game that transcends titles and embraces the beauty of diverse playing styles. 

The players, ascended to victory, demonstrated a amazingly high level of play, making the tournament a true showcase of chess excellence. The unpredictability of chess unfolded with unexpected results, injecting an extra layer of excitement into the tournament. Some players’ performance surpassed their federation ratings, indicating a level of play that exceeded the numerical assessments. 

Congratulations to the champions of AP Blitz Tournament: 

1st Place - Aras Vardanyan (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

2nd Place - Daniel Grimm (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary) 

3rd Place - William Boudry (Artevelde University of Applied Sciences, Belgium) 

Congratulations to the PCU Student Chess Cup 2023 Champions: 

1st Place - Daniel Grimm (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)

2nd Place - Natan Pirard (KU Leuven, Belgium)                          

3rd Place - Aras Vardanyan (Vilnius University, Lithuania) 

It's commendable that Daniel Grimm's victory in the tournament is perceived as well-deserved, especially considering the strategic decision not to opt for a quick draw early on. This choice, coupled with strong play throughout, reflects a commitment to genuine competition. 

The Full Results and Final Ranking are available on the website: https://pcucommittee.com/chess/#toggle-id-3 

- Emphasis on Fair Play 

In a remarkable collaboration with the Royal Belgian Chess Federation, AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts played host to the PCU Student Chess Cup 2023. The tournament not only glorified chess brilliance but also laid a strong emphasis on fair play and universal friendship. 

In a celebration of sportsmanship and friendship, the University of Konstanz team, participating in the PCU Chess Cup 2023, has been awarded the prestigious Fair Play Award. This recognition is a testament to their outstanding fair play behavior, as acknowledged by the Referees, Organizing Committee and the event staff. 

The team's commitment to fair play went beyond the chessboard, resonating through their interactions with fellow teams. Referees and organizers noted positive attitude of the players, graciousness in victory and defeat, and adherence to the principles of fair play throughout the tournament. 

The Fair Play Award is not merely a recognition of victories on the chessboard but a testament to the dedication to the principles of integrity, respect, and equity. 

The commendable Fair Play behavior of players from two other teams, the University of Essex and the University of Munster, was also recognized and rewarded. 

Our gratitude and congratulations to the Fair Play champions of the PCU Chess Cup 2023! 

Here's to celebrating the chess community's commitment to honorable competition and congratulating all teams involved for embodying the true essence of sportsmanship at the PCU Chess Cup! 

 

Alina Baranova

General Manager Communication 

The Committee of Panathlon Clubs of Universities

 

 

 

 

Friday, 24 November 2023 08:33

President’s Committee 7 december

President’s Committee 7 december

The next President's Committee will be held on 7 December.

 

Among the topics on the agenda: constitution of new Clubs, analysis of the final document of the District Presidents Committee to be presented to the next International Board, situation of University Panathlon Clubs, new Hymn of Panathlon International.

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