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Sir, Regarding ‘Sports policy could help build ‘European identity’‘: Reading your interview with Laurent Thieule of the think-tank Sport and Citizenship reminds me of Reagan’s famous dictum: The nine most dangerous words in the English language are “I’m from the government and I’m here to help”. Sport evolves organically. It is unique in creating a… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Sports policy could help build ‘European identity’‘: Don’t ask what Europe can do for sport but what sport can do for Europe. Promoting European identity and unity through sporting events does not require much funding! For example, providing EU-27 national athletes with European flags and badges to be worn along with national ones… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Sports policy to fall victim of EU budget row‘: it is surprising that in a society that is complaining about demographic ageing, mass sports is not among the most pressing priorities. I mean, when we’re old we’d better be healthy if there is no baby boom generation to look after us. Doing sport… » read more

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Monsieur, Concernant ‘Les députés soutiennent le sport obligatoire à l’école’: Parler de « 3 heures de sport à l’école » est syncrétique sinon réducteur. La réalité d’une éducation par l’activité motrice, le mouvement, est complexe et diversifiée. Il serait judicieux de distinguer au moins trois temps: une « éducation physique de base », des activités… » read more

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