sports diplomacy

Fundacion Buen Punto Rugby4Peace

Reflections: Rugby 4 Peace 2019

Thursday 11th July 2019 at El Salitre Park in Bogota was the first time Fundación Buen Punto organized a large-scale event for underprivileged children in Bogotá. They catered for more than 50 coaches from the Sports Ministry, Bogota Sports Authority IDRD, Indeportes Cundinamarca and the Bogota Rugby League. This event aimed to build capability to …

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JKA Paraguay

Panamerican Championships: the Evolution of LATAM Karate

Karate is a sport that’s blossoming in Latin America – but importantly, the discipline goes beyond training to fight, and teaches its practitioners a set of values they can apply in other aspects of their lives. Biz Latin Hub’s Chairman David Wright and Senior Legal Counsel Andres Vargas are heavily involved in the Japanese Karate …

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Andres Vargas, Corporate Lawyer Colombia

Biz Latin Hub Sponsors 2019 Panamerican Karate Championships

This weekend, Bogotá’s Japanese Karate Association kicks off its 2019 Panamerican Karate Championships in the Colombian capital. The significant sporting event ties in with the city’s Festival de Verano, a celebration of its 481st birthday, running from 3-11 August. Around 600 athletes have traveled to the city from 16 countries to compete in the two-day …

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Fundación Buen Punto

Breaking Down Divisions and Creating Unity: Fundación Buen Punto

Respect, responsibility, confidence and inclusion are the words which resonate across the rugby pitches of Colombia. Fundación Buen Punto has undertaken a unique and remarkable effort to teach children from post-conflict areas fundamental social values, through the sport of rugby. In coaching and teaching rugby, the message from the foundation is strong and clear: to …

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Fundacion Buen Punto Rugby4Peace

Bringing Rugby to Colombia to Instill Values in Young People

In the sporting world, Colombia – and Latin America more generally – is traditionally considered to stand firmly in the ‘football’ camp. However, an increase in exposure to sporting alternatives and sports diplomacy has seen a rise in rugby’s prominence, both locally and regionally. One organization, Fundación Buen Punto, goes beyond the confines of the …

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