The Kosovo Olympic Committee wins the Peace and Sport award

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After 5 days of voting, it was the Kosovo National Olympic Committee that won the highest number of votes on the Peace and Sport online platform, gaining them the “APRIL6 Initiative of the Year” Award

Every year, the Kosovo National Olympic Committee carries out innovative projects to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. By launching a #WhiteCard competition for the 7th edition of April6 in 2020, athletes, fans and sports institutions were encouraged to take creative #WhiteCard photos and videos, whilst staying at home to respect the health situation.

More than 5,000 people took up the challenge and shared their #WhiteCard in creative ways and posted strong messages of hope and solidarity. The general public also took part in the initiative by voting for their favourite photo or video on social networks. A great number of people in Kosovan society, including Olympic judo champion Majlinda Kelmendi, helped to make the 2020 online celebration of April6 a great success.

The “APRIL6 Initiative of the Year” rewards individuals and organizations who have contributed to the celebration of April6, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, through a #WhiteCard initiative or by raising awareness about using sport as a tool for development and peace.