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Laureus Sport for Good Global Summit 2012 Impact Report
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The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation organised its second Global Summit, which was to take place in the famous Camp Nou stadium, home to FC Barcelona, in November 2012. The Summit welcomed representatives from over 100 sports-based community projects, from 34 countries around the world. Laureus-funded projects and associates came together at this three day event to enjoy networking, training and knowledge sharing opportunities.

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Laureus South Africa: A Special Celebratory 10 Year Edition
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A Decade In the Making. Congratulations Laureus South Africa!

"It has been a fantastic achievement and we can allow ourselves a few moments to celebrate but we are already looking forward to the next decade. There is still so much work to do." (Morné du Plessis)

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Laureus Sport for Good Magazine 2012
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The Olympic and Paralympic Games in London proved to be exhilarating and we should congratulate the work of the International Olympic Committee and the London Olympic Games
Organising Committee whose Chairman was Sebastien Coe, a Member of the Laureus World Sports Academy.

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Sport Scores - The costs and benefits of sport for crime reduction
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The success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games demonstrated once again the power of sport to capture the imagination of young people and lift the spirits of a nation. Added to this, across local communities every day, sporting activities are being used to help channel young people’s energies in more positive directions, and improve behaviour, boost health and promote personal development.

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Research Study: Sport as a catalyst for Social Change 2012
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To measure how being involved in a Laureus-supported project impacts on the lives of participants, the researchers designed a ‘change measure’ which they used across all projects. As part of this, the
team identified a list of behaviours that indicate a pro-social and healthy lifestyle.

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Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Overview Book 2013
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Laureus Sport for Good Magazine 2011
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December 2011 Magazine

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Teenage Kicks - The Value of Sport in Tackling Youth Crime
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Sports projects are highly effective when it comes to tackling youth crime and antisocial behaviour and can save the government money, according to an important new report commissioned by the Lauerus Sport for Good Foundation and produced by charity think tank and consultancy New Philanthropy Capital (NPC).

 

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Ten years of Laureus
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  • - Celebrates ‘Ten Years of Laureus’ - looking back at some of the highlights of the last ten years, including 
  •      i. President Mandela’s appearance at the first Academy meeting
    •      ii. Memorable Project Visits, both from the perspective of the Academy Members that visited the projects and the Leaders of the projects visited
  • - Messages from both the Executive Chairman of Richemont: Johann Rupert and Chairman of Daimler: Dr Dieter Zetsch
  • - 2009’s hugely successful Breaking the Cycle of Violence Bike Ride, which culminated in the associated report being delivered to both the Leader of the Opposition, David Cameron, and the British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.
  • - Transcript from an interview with Morne du Plessis by John Robbie on the impact that he thinks the football World Cup will have on South Africa  and his other experiences of Laureus
  • - Updates from our Global Partners and National Foundations on their visits and events
  • over the last year
  • - Layne Beachley announced as the newest member of the Laureus Friends & Ambassadors programme

 

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What Sport can do for Africa & What Africa can do for Sport
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The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation brings together voices from all over the world to advocate for the wider uses of sport.We have been supporting and building partnerships with community sport and development projects across Africa and elsewhere in the world for over ten years. Over this period, we have seen how sport can be used to address some of the greatest development challenges, and this has strengthened our long-held belief that sport is a powerful tool for tackling broader social issues.
Our experience has also strengthened our conviction that sport has the potential to play a much greater role in development in Africa than it currently does, and that sport could succeed where other initiatives may fail, reaching people who might otherwise be excluded, and strengthening many existing development policies and projects.

 

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Laureus Magazine Football Edition
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  • How football can help change South Africa By Franz Beckenbauer
  • What sport can do for Africa & what Africa can do for sport a Laureus Foundation report
  • Martina Navratilova climbs Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Laureus-supported projects around the world 
  • Moses Mutuli: A Foundation Success Story Moses Mutuli is a living example of how sport can transform lives and makes dreams come true.
  • Project visits in India, South Africa, Argentina, Kenia, London etc. 

 

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Breaking the Cycle of Violence
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Written in collaboration with the research agency Substance, the report draws on research and project experience gained by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation over the past ten years, and articulates how sports initiatives can be designed to meet the challenge of urban youth violence.

It demonstrates that sporting activities aimed at gang members will be most successful if they work with the existing hierarchies of the gang, involve peer mentors who are realistic role models, and ensure that the project is firmly rooted within the local community.

 

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Laureus Sport for Good Magazine 2009
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  • The importance of role models and finding inspiration to reach the top
  • Project Visit Extra - Laureus World Sports Academy members: Nadia Comaneci in Spain, Sean Fitzpatrick in Hong Kong, Edwin Moses in Israel/Palestine and New York, Hugo Porta in South Africa, Daley Thompson in Moldova and any more...
  • Young Sri Lankan project member wins IWC Schaffhausen/Laureus Watch drawing competition
  • The opening of a Laureus exhibition at Mercedes-Benz World in Berlin
  • Richmond Midnight Basketball hold their first annual fundraiser, the Urban/Suburban Basketball Classic, in partnership with the Laureus Foundation USA
  • Ned Wills, director of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, discusses the importance of youth peer leaders as an essential ingredient to successful sport and development projects
  • Laureus World Sports Academy member Sebastian Coe describes the inspiration that took him from a school hall to Olympic gold medalist and chairman of the London organising committee of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games
  • We ask the Sporting Heros of today who they looked up to once upon a time
  • Laureus World Sports Academy member Mike Horn sets sail on his four-year global environmental tour
  • Cathy Freeman becomes the newest member of the Laureus World Sports Academy

 

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Global Project Leaders Forum 2008
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In July 2008, Laureus hosted our first ever Global Foundation Project Leaders Forum that brought together individuals from across Laureus' key global projects for a three-day planning workshop to determine how best the Foundation can begin supporting its projects in way that go beyond just funding. This booklet briefly outlines some of the outcomes from these discussions and in particular looks at the essential ingredients needed for a successful sport for development programme. In addition we seek to highlight some of the gaps and challenges faced in understanding the impact of sport on individuals and communities and ensuring quality delivery on the ground.

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Laureus Sport for Good Magazine, Issue 1, 2008
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  1. Boxing champs Wladimir Klitsco and Barry McGuigan Fight For Peace
  2. Football legend Marcel Desailly visits the first-ever Laureus Project in Ghana
  3. Academy Chairman Edwin Moses tells us how he believed it’s time for Laureus to send out a clear message: drug abuse in sport cannot and will not be tolerated
  4. We welcome Mika Häkkinen and Alexi Nemov as Academy Members
  5. The low-down on the 2008 Laureus World Sports Awards held in Moscow

 

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Laureus Sport for Good Magazine 2, 2007
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  • - Laureus Foundation Switzerland launched
  • - Laureus World Sports Academy Members Sir Bobby Charlton and Tony Hawk visit the Spirit of Soccer project in Cambodia
  • - Academy members Marvin Hagler, Nawal El Moutowakel and Daley Thompson visit the Courir Pour la Vie project in Morocco
  • - Q&A with Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, Academy Member and British Double
  • Paralympics Champion
  • - Let the Children Play photo essay
  • - The career of Roger Federer

 

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Laureus Sport for Good Magazine 2007
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  • - Academy member Michael Johnson finds a life-changing experiences on his visit to MYSA, a Laureus Sport for Good Foundation project in Kenya
  • - The Laureus World Sports Academy meets Nelson Mandella at the Laureus Academy Forum in South Africa
  • - Marcus Allen, Marcel Desailly and Mike Horn join the Laureus World Sports Academy
  • - Two new projects in South Africa announced
  • - Foundaciõn Laureus España is launched.
  • - Laureus World Sports Awards nominees Barcelona 2007 announced
  • - Academy member Martina Navratilova visits a Laureus Sport for Good Foundation project in the South Bronx, New York
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Laureus Sport for Good Magazine 2006
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  • - Hollywood legend Jackie Chan becomes Hong Kong’s first Laureus Friend and Ambassador
  • - Academy members Bobby Charlton and Ilie Nastase visit Sarajevo to help save lives and score goals at the Spirit of Soccer Project
  • - Steve Waugh and Monica Seles join the Laureus World Sports Academy
  • - His Majesty The King of Spain accepts Nelson Mandela’s personal invitation to be Laureus World Sports Patron 2006
  • - Laureus World Sports Awards nominees Barcelona 2006 announced
  • - Projects round-up; reports from a selection of the 39 Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Projects
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Special Edition, 2005
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  • - Daley Thompson teams up with Jackie Chan to visit tsunami devastated Banda Aceh on a fact-finding mission
  • - Tsunami relief fund visit by Laureus World Sports Academy member Ian Botham
  • - Emerson Fittipaldi visits the Fight for Peace project in Brazil
  • - Edwin Moses, Mark Spitz and Sean Fitzpatrick made a special visit to Hong Kong, to welcome Operation Breakthrough to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation family
  • - 2005 Laureus World Sports Awards Nominees

 

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Laureus Sport for Good Magazine 2005
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  • Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) and Cathay Pacific Airways Limited make a HK$70,000 donation to Laureus
  • The second Laureus World Sports Academy Forum is held at Amby Valley, Sahara Lake City, India
  • The Union and Friendship in San Isidro (UASI) personal development project to be launched in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and funded by Laureus
  • Laureus World Sports Awards 2005 nominees
  • Q&A with Boris Becker, Morné Du Plessis, Sean Fitzpatrick and Tanni Grey-Thompson

 

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