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Campaign for the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

by , Posted on 5th Apr 2014

On the occasion of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to be celebrated on April 6, the Novak Djokovic Foundation made a video that reminds us of the importance of recreation and playing sports.

Many recognised sportsmen and sportswomen took part in the video: Ivana Spanovic (track and field athlete), Dejan Bodiroga (former basketball player), Marko Antic (karate bronze medallist at 2012 WC in Paris), Sanja Mitrovic (table tennis) and also recreational athletes Nevena Masic, young athletes, tennis players, football players, basketball players, divers, handball players…


Novak Djokovic, the Founding Chairman of the Foundation, said:

It is important that children from an early age play sports, because it is a huge boon to health, which we signify in our campaign. It is very important for kids and teenagers to fill their spare time with quality activities. In addition, they build their character, learn fair play, team spirit, they play, socialize and have fun. If you adopt these habits when you are still young, recreation and sports will become your lifestyle and that’s what matters. You don’t need to be a professional athlete, but do not neglect your body and health.


Ivana Spanovic was recorded on athletics track in Novi Sad, and Marko Antic in BC Mladenovac from Mladenovac, whose young players are also part of the video. Dejan Bodiroga did shooting with juniors of Sava basketball team in Pionir sports hall. Wheelchair table tennis player Sanja Mitrovic was filmed in the Sports Center Banjica. Young tennis players from TC Privilege, football players from FC Pionir, handball players from HC Partizan, divers from Cukaricki and Nevena Masic, a recreational pilates instructor, also took part in the campaign.

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