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10th Friendship Games basketball tournament


10th Friendship Games basketball tournament

The Friendship Games were established as a basketball tournament in Israel promoting the participation of Israeli Jews and Arabs, and other countries of conflict in order to build friendship and understanding between students.


05/27/2015 00:00


Eilat, Israel|03.06.2015

The Friendship Games will be held in Eilat, Israel with the cooperation of Academic Sport Association (ASA), Israel and Tel Aviv University Sports Club, and under the patronage of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) and the International University Sports Federation (FISU).

The tournament will include the basketball competition with men’s and women’s teams, a street basketball 3x3 mixed team tournament and many other interesting events.

During the tournament the athletes will share many hours socialising and touring the places holy to the three main religions of the area. This has and will continue to bring about a true feeling of friendship and brotherhood between the athletes, regardless of their backgrounds or beliefs.

The Friendship Games’ organisers believe that specific values are passed on to every athlete from the moment they take their first steps in the world of sports. Fair play, being a team player, persistence, determination and more are important qualities which can be used as building blocks to help build relationships, common understandings and friendships.

[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]


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