UN HOST PANEL DISCUSSION ON RACISM AND SPORT

The 21st March is the 'International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination' commemorating the day in 1960 when police in Sharpeville, South Africa, openend fire on a group of peaceful demonstrators protesting against racial discrimination. Sixty-nine people were killed and many more injured. This year the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights hosted a panel discussion on Racism and Sport. Those participating included AC Milan star Kevin-Prince Boateng, former French captain Patrick Vieira, various officials from FIFA and UEFA, and Piara Powar, Executive Director of the FARE Network.

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