Great participation and enthusiasm for the Olympic Games Centenary Relay "Between Sport and Culture” that took place in Lausanne last 18th April.
Our International President had the opportunity to present Panathlon International getting a lot of interest from the participants, about our project "Fair Play starts again from the school".
The PI Club Lausanne attended the event, with its President Marc-Henri Clavel, who could present their activities on the territory and in particular the Family Games that will take place in May.


Panathlon International and its Vice President Orietta Maggi together with the PI Club of Livorno will be present during the International Sailing Week Naval Academy - City of Livorno 2023 that will take place at the Naval Academy  from 22 APRIL to 1 MAY 2023.
A significant event, at its 6th edition, in the panorama of national and international regattas.
More than 500 racers are expected to compete in 13 different regatta classes.
There will be 23 international military crews competing in the Naval Academies Regatta from four different continents.


Wednesday, 19 April 2023 10:22

PCU Games 2023

The 24th PCU Games ensure a free sports and events program for universities and university colleges worldwide with emphasis on Fair Play and Universal Friendship. Men & Women’s Futsal, Volleyball and Basketball are programmed, as well as an online PCU FIFA23 tournament. The registration deadline is 1st April 2023.


The presentation of the book "Joy and Pain in Sport" by Professor Yves Vanden Auwelee took place on Tuesday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Fondation Universitaire de Bruxelles.





During the days from 22nd to 24th March were held in Rapallo, at the IP Headquarters of Villa Queirolo, several institutional meetings and events: 

- the meeting of the CSEC (Commission for Science, Education and Culture of PI), chaired by the IB Member Eugenio Guglielmino and composed by Antonio Carlos Bramante (BR) and Piermarco Zen Ruffinen (CH). The International Board approved the theme of the next 2024 Congress (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Sports for Women). They have also analysed the possibilities of developing existing collaboration agreements,

- the meeting of the International Board, which discussed, during the two days of work, many topics on the agenda:

• the approval of the budget (with the news that it will be sent to all clubs);

• the adaptation of the PI Rules (with some adjustments due to the revision);

• the new “Athlete Ambassadors” project;

• the participation of PI in two new Erasmus projects (Sport4Compliance and Sport Against Doping) that have been submitted to the EU Commission. 

They also talked about: young people, Junior Clubs, the recognition to the Members with a Panathletic Seniority and the Clubs/Areas/Districts promoting the birth of new clubs, the "Third Sector", the Pan-American Congress in Guayaquil (ECU), the activity of the Expansion Commission, other issues that led to deliberations posted on our Website and that will be forwarded to the District Presidents and Governors, as usual.

The Board met in a hybrid system, the Board of Admin. of the "PI- D. Chiesa Foundation": an institutionalised meeting now in its third year. During the meeting the IB of Panathlon International reaffirmed the function of the Foundation as "operational arm" of P.I. They discussed the topics concerning: Communication, Training, Domenico Chiesa Award, Projects in implementation phase. 

They have proposed cultural initiatives projected to the development of the activities in perspective of 2026, year of the Winter Olympic Games Milan-Cortina and of the recurrence of the 75th anniversary of foundation of the panathletic movement started by the constitution of Panathlon Club Venice in 1951.

Alongside these institutional meetings, two other important events marked these days

- the live signature, between the President of PI Pierre Zappelli and the President of ISCA Mogens Kirkeby, of a Collaboration Agreement for a partnership between the two Movements: both Presidents expressed themselves for a commitment not only formal but to set up and realise common initiatives and projects;

 - the "launch" of the project that sees Panathlon International and One Ocean Foundation as protagonists. Through the underwriting of the Charta Smeralda more than ten Maritime Authorities, based between Sestri Levante and Genoa, have received from Panathlon International an Ethical Plaque for the commitment to share and spread the principles of the protection of the seas and oceans, with reference to the ethical values of the practice of sport in water (see news). Now all the Panathlon Clubs of the world, close to the sea, lakes and rivers, will be called to realise this new initiative.






Friday 24th March 2023, at the seat of Panathlon International - Villa Queirolo Rapallo, the President of Panathlon International Pierre Zappelli and the President of One Ocean Foundation Riccardo Bonadei, were together to spread the principles of the safeguard of seas and oceans. An Ethical Plaque was awarded to the sailing clubs present:

Lega Navale Italiana, Lega Navale Chiavari – Lavagna, Lega Navale Rapallo, Lega Navale Santa Margherita Ligure, Club Vela Sori, Circolo Velico Vernazzolesi, Circolo Velico Santa Margherita Ligure, Circolo Nautico Rapallo, Yacht Club Italiano (Genova), Yacht Club Chiavari, Comitato Società Veliche del Tigullio. The Nautical Circles have signed the Charta Smeralda.

A project that will involve Panathlon Clubs all over the world.



Joint meeting of the International Council and the Board of the PI Domenico Chiesa Foundation.
For the third time, the two associations meet to establish new common goals and projects.

23 Marzo 2023

Presso la Sede del PI a Villa Queirolo hanno avuto inizio i lavori del Consiglio Internazionale.
The International Board started it's works at PI headquarters in Villa Queirolo.


Wednesday, 22 March 2023 10:58

Press release - Panathlon International

Panathlon International organizes along with the One Ocean Foundation and, in collaboration with the Panathlon Club of Rapallo for the day Friday 24th March at 6.00 p.m. at its headquarters in Villa Queirolo in Rapallo, an event that will see as protagonists many nautical Institutions of Riviera di Levante (Sailing and Nautical Clubs, Naval League, Yachting Clubs etc) that will underwrite the Charta Smeralda, an ethical code to share principles and actions to protect oceans and waters.

The project stems from the collaboration agreement signed between Panathlon International - an international movement for the promotion of culture and ethics in sport - and the One Ocean Foundation whose mission is to accelerate solutions to ocean problems by inspiring international leaders, companies, institutions and individuals by promoting a sustainable blue economy and improving knowledge of the oceans through ocean literacy.

Panathlon International will also give an Ethical Charter to the subscribers of the Charta Smeralda, to certify and testify that the signatory knows, accepts and shares both the Charta Smeralda Project and the founding principles of Panathlon International. The commitment will also be to collaborate for the diffusion, promotion and sharing of the Code of Ethics with other institutions and organisations of various nature, public private, national and international and also to commit themselves for the realisation of concrete actions.

The event will be attended by the President of One Ocean, Riccardo Bonadeo, the International Board Members of Panathlon International, coming from all over the world, the President of the PI Italy District, the Governor of the Area Liguria, the Ligurian Panathlon Clubs, the President of the regional CONI and sports managers as well as One Ocean Foundation’s friends. 

The event is also sponsored by the City of Rapallo, given the commitment always promoted by the Administration in raising awareness for the protection of the Territory and the Regional CONI always sensitive to these issues.

Once again Rapallo and the "House" of Panathlon International will be at the centre of an important occasion to spread the principles of the safeguard of the seas and oceans, with reference to the ethical values of the sport practice in water.


Does sport desert the 'deserts' of values ?
The Club of Lucca, through a letter from its President, relaunches and deepens a recently topical issue, following the World Cup held in Qatar.
It was appropriate to assign the organisation of a world sporting event to a nation that has been criticised many times:

1. For its failure to observe universally shared human and social values? 

2. For the indifference with which the many fatal accidents that occurred during the work on the pharaonic sports facilities were ignored?

3. For the flaunting of the power of money as an absolute value in settling technical disputes and political and federal negotiations?

4. Is it now right, after this affair, to proceed with the assignment of the organisation of the 2030 World Cup to Saudi Arabia, another reality where many civil rights are trampled upon, without any consideration for ethical and moral aspects?

5. How do you assess such choices and orientations of FIFA aimed only at the availability of financial resources?

6. OR should sport overlook these moral considerations and safeguard only technical and structural guarantees?

7. FINALLY: Should Panathlon International express itself on these considerations in an official form?

Send us your opinions and in the next issue of our magazine we will publish the outcome of the discussion and the recommended orientation for Panathlon International.
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