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Silver: We are proud of the role of sports in society

NBA Commissioner in his remarks ahead of the "United through Sport" event, which will be held in Tel Aviv: "Dealing with a disturbing increase in expressions of hatred, discrimination and anti-Semitism"

19/08/2021
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Silver: We are proud of the role of sports in society
Adam Silver, Commissioner of the NBA, has sent unifying and strengthening words ahead of the "United through Sports" event, which will be held by the Center for Jewish Impact, the Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club and the World Zionist Organization this coming Tuesday (24.08.2021) to mark 85 years of the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

"The role of sports in society is an issue we are proud of in the NBA. This unifying force shows us that sport is an area that is important to promote now more than ever, especially as we face a disturbing rise in hate speech, discrimination and anti-Semitism", clarified Adam Silver. "We must use our collective influences to condemn these acts".



During the event, which will be held in the presence of the 10th President of the State of Israel, Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin, a dialogue will be held between senior sports figures in Israel and around the world together with leaders and diplomats on the need to work together to prevent hatred, racism and anti-Semitism in sports fields and society in general. 

Apart from Silver, among the speakers (via video or at the conference itself) are the Mayor of Berlin, the Director General of Yad Vashem, the CEO of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, and past and present athletes Dino Radja, Yael Arad, Lior Eliyahu and Shira Rishoni.


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