Sport for peace: Opportunities and challenges
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Sport has gained prominence in peace building practice worldwide. From ancient Greece to contemporary societies, experience has shown that sport has power and potential as a tool for facilitating peace processes. In recent times, with UN promotion of the Olympic Truce, governmental and nongovernmental organizations in East Africa have picked up and used sport to promote peace and development. This chapter reviews the practice of sport for peace in the East African Region. The chapter highlights sport for peace practices, examines the successes and challenges, and suggests ways for increasing the net gain of sport in assisting peace building processes.