UNESCO Online Panel Discussion on Youth and Sports In Africa to feature CEO of Africa Sports Ventures Group along with Ghanaian Winter Olympian Akwasi Frimpong.
As the world grapples with the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the lives of people around the world the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) having organized a Sports Challenge against COVID-19 along with Partners such as Africa Sports Ventures Group and African Sports Media Network will host an Online Forum and Panel Discussion on Thursday April 30th 2020 to discuss a host of issues having to do with youth and wellness in Africa.
It is April 23rd 2020, and the world is completely encapsulated in the throes of the COVID-19 Pandemic which has literally brought it to a complete standstill.
Brave health workers - frontline soldiers in the battle against the Corona Virus, wage war undaunted against the unseen foe as young boys and girls remain hopeful about a future beyond COVID-19 with dreams at a chance and an opportunity to play their preferred sport at the highest level in front of millions of fans.
Houston, Texas USA April 20th 2020: Officials with UNESCO Africa have agreed to work with Africa Sports Media Network producers and publishers of African Sports Monthly Magazine and the Africa Sports Report Podcast in promoting their Sports Challenge against COVID-19 which has been running since April 6th 2020.
UNESCO which champions the Sports for Peace and Development UN Initiative where critical community issues particularly related to youths are addressed using sports as vehicle for education and engagement decided to use this years International Day of Sports for Peace and Development on April 6th 2020 to address the Corona Virus Pandemic ravaging communities around the world.
Ghana’s Winter Olympian Akwasi Frimpong Named African Sports Monthly Athlete of the Month of April 2020
Ghana’s Winter Olympian Akwasi Frimpong who achieved a major feat and milestone in sporting history for Africa in Late February, early March of 2020 by becoming the first African Athlete to ever win a Skeleton Race at any level during a Race in Utah is the African Sports Monthly Athlete of the Month.
In observance of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (6 April), the Pan-African Youth Network for a Culture of Peace (PAYNCoP) in partnership with UNESCO and the African Peer Review Mechanism Youth Network is inviting young people from across Africa to take part in the Sports Challenge against COVID-19.
In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly declared April 6 as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP). Since then, organizations and citizens across the world have organized events and activities in their respective communities to show the power of sport in fostering peace and understanding, driving social change, and promoting community development. In The 2020 celebration comes at a time when the whole world is fighting the Corona Virus (COVID 19) pandemic, which has affected millions, claiming thousands of lives and displaced communities and forced billions of peoples in confinement. In such circumstances, sport remains a powerful tool for recalling human values of respect, solidarity, healthiest responsibility, teamwork, equality, motivation and resilience, all essential in the individual or collective fight against COVID-19, and for building foundations for resilience and peace in a troubled period.
Accra, Ghana April 20th 2020: Officials with UNESCO Africa have agreed to bring Africa Sports Ventures Group onboard their ongoing Sports Challenge against COVID-19 to help boost the campaign and explore possibilities of current and future collaboration and partnerships with the Pan African Private Sports Company in the delivery of their sports related programs and projects.
UNESCO is championing the Sports for Peace and Development UN Initiative where critical community issues particularly related to youths are addressed using sports as vehicle for education and engagement.
Winning player to select charity beneficiary to receive $100,000 donation in support of coronavirus relief efforts
NEW YORK, United States of America, April 5, 2020/ -- Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant and Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young among NBA (www.NBA.com) players competing in NBA 2K20 tournament premiering April 3 on ESPN; Winning player to select charity beneficiary to receive $100,000 donation in support of coronavirus relief efforts.
2K, the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) today announced the “NBA 2K Players Tournament,” an NBA 2K20 gameplay tournament between 16 current NBA players. Beginning Friday, April 3 on ESPN and ESPN2, players – including top seeds Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks – will compete in a single- elimination, player-only tournament on Xbox One. The winner will be crowned the ultimate NBA 2K20 champion and select a charity beneficiary to receive a $100,000 donation from 2K, the NBA and the NBPA in support of ongoing coronavirus relief efforts.
ACCRA, GHANA. 06 April 2020/ - The Ghana Rugby Football Union (Ghana Rugby) has issued a “Ghana Rugby 2020 Blueprint” (https://ghanarugby.org/2020/03/ghana-rugby-blueprint-2020/) for study and input by its stakeholders.
The Blueprint follows the election of a new Board on 4 February 2020 at a Special General Meeting that was overseen by the Electoral Commission of Ghana and observed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the National Sports Authority and Rugby Africa.
The re-elected President and Board Chairman, Mr Herbert Mensah, immediately after the election ordered that the 2020 Ghana Rugby Stakeholder Congress (GRSC) be called to inform and consult with all stakeholders. This event was held in Accra, Ghana on 22 February 2020.
Following the GRSC a team from the Board was tasked to compile a Ghana Rugby Blueprint that should focus the Union’s activities for the following five years.
The Corona Virus May have the world on edge and down in spirit but we shall prevail in the end.
African Sports Monthly and the Team at ASMN and the Africa Sports Report Podcast Celebrates International Day of Sports for Peace and Development this April 6th 2020.