United Summer Camp 2024

From 24th of June to 5th of July, the Coubertin meets Dunant Foundation is inviting young, passionate athletes from Afghanistan, Iran, China and South Korea to Switzerland for a two-week sports camp.

Intercultural exchange through sport: Summer Camp 2024

The non-profit Coubertin meets Dunant Foundation combines Olympic values with Switzerland's humanitarian tradition. It is committed to intercultural dialogue and is convinced that sport can connect and inspire people to contribute to positive change in society. Our main focus is on bringing together young, ambitious athletes from nations that hardly communicate with each other in the diplomatic arena, and the Foundation is concentrating on women's football and handball for this year's summer camp. The participating countries are Afghanistan, Iran, China and South Korea.

Peace Beyond Limits

Is the motto of the first United Summer Camp. The focus is on intensive sports training, the development of future skills and opportunities for cultural exchange. From 24 June to 28 June, we will be at the Winterthur and Lake Constance talent campuses and visit the OYM in Cham and the ON Lab in Zurich. In the second week, we will train at the National Youth Sports Centre in Tenero and offer a platform to overcome cultural differences and find a unifying language through sport. There will be various public events.

Sports talk with Sarah Akanji

Tuesday 25th of June 2024, 6.30pm | AXA-Lounge, Winterthur

Sports talk in the AXA Lounge Winterthur with Khaleda Popal (former captain of the Afghan women's national football team, coach, human rights activist and author) and Mayi Cruz Blanco (FIFA Global Head of Women's Football Development), CMO Partnerships UEFA. Sarah Akanji (former Swiss national team player, politician, podcast "Steilpass") will lead the discussion.

Social-Run with On-Running

Wednesday 26th of June 2024, 6.30pm | Hardturmstrasse 183, Zürich

Social run with On-Running. Our participants will jog along the Limmat together with interested runners from Zurich. Afterwards there will be Afghan food in front of the On flagship store at Hardturmstrasse 183.

Football charity match

Thursday 27th of June 2024, Kick-off 6pm, Stadion Schützenwiese, Winterthur

Free admission - voluntary donations welcome!

Afghan juniors vs. U19 FC Winterthur women

The Afghan national junior women's team will face the FC Winterthur women's U19 team. We are looking forward to an exciting match and want to support these courageous young women on their journey. A strong signal for equal rights and for bridging cultural and social differences for our passionate young sportswomen. After the football match, there will be a talk with Khaleda Popal and three Afghan footballers and Afghan delicacies will be available at the Afghan Anar food stand.

Handball charity match

Friday 28th of June 2024, Kick-off 6pm, sportshall Egelsee, Kreuzlingen

Free admission - voluntary donations welcome!

Asia United Junioren vs. HSC Kreuzlingen Männer

Come along and experience an exciting handball evening full of passion! The Asian United Juniors, consisting of six passionate young handball players from South Korea and China, will meet the HSC Kreuzlingen selection. We are looking forward to an exciting match and want to support this cross-border mixed team. They will be coached by Jae Won Kang, World Handball Player of the Year 1989.