Respect in sport

The City of Lausanne has launched a new campaign focussing on the development of key social values and harmonious living, namely self-respect, respect for others, solidarity and tolerance. Groups, associations and clubs can put forward projects that, if selected, will receive support from the City.

As part of this scheme, Lausanne Waterpolo are organising a day of ‘Respect in sport’ at the Bellerive swimming pool this Sunday 26 August from 12 noon. Interested youngsters are invited to come along and discuss the subject with elite level athletes: Valentin Scherz (7th place in the Men’s under-23 World Cyclo-cross championships), Anna Fernández Antolín (Spanish Ligue A waterpolo player and international referee) and Adam Scholefield (Vice-captain of the British waterpolo team at the London Olympic Games and Commonwealth champion).

“Respect is one of the key values in sport, at all levels”, explains Adam Scholefield, a member of the Lausanne 2020 Athletic Council. “It is present in all areas of sport in the form of self-respect, respect for teammates, respect for trainers, the opposition, the referee and his or her decisions, respect for the club, respect for the rules; to name but a few. It is one of the founding blocks of an athlete’s career and is the basis of fair-play and the longevity of a sport. It is even one of the Olympic values.”

After the workshop, attendees will have the chance to have an introduction to waterpolo.

Entry is free and open to all.

Find further details on the club website.

For more information about the City of Lausanne campaign click here.