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Davos Annual Meeting 2006 - The Role of Sports (German)

http://www.weforum.org/ 26.01.2006 Can a Ball Change the World: The Role of Sports in Development Sports, as a universal language, can play a useful role in promoting national development and improving the lives of rural and local communities, particularly youth. 1) What are some examples where the sports industry has actively played a role in development? 2) How much investment can developing countries justify in promoting sports, compared to other urgent social programmes? 3) Can sports bring other benefits, such as foreign direct investment, to developing countries? Joseph S. Blatter, President, F?d?ration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Switzerland Charles Denson, President, Nike Brand, Nike, USA Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pel?), World Cup Soccer Champion and Director, Empresas Pel?, Brazil Jacques Rogge, President, International Olympic Committee (IOC), Lausanne David J. Stern, Commissioner, National Basketball Association (NBA), USA Mel Young, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Homeless World Cup, United Kingdom; Social Entrepreneur Moderated by Angelo Codignoni, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eurosport, France
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