Solar energy and the future    The ‘Deal of the Century' is not the end    Messi finishes Europe's top scorer for third straight year    All credit to Egyptian women    Esperance hold 10-man Wydad to 1-1 draw in African Champions League final    ‘No carrots, only sticks' for the Palestinians    In search of historical women    Suez Canal Authority head hails role of simulation centre in training his staff    Egypt govt increases aid to Federation of Arab Journalists to EGP 2 mln per year    Why the dollar went south    Kenya's high court unanimously upholds ban on gay sex    Sisi discusses boosting trade ties with Zambia's Lungu    France clears path to extradite Argentine torture suspect    Tennis: Serena remains America's best hope at French Open    72nd Cannes Film Festival: It's all about fresh talents    SODIC to pay EGP 1.2bn of outstanding land dues in 2019    Fanzir plans to launch 3 projects, open HQ in Egypt: Aljishi    Tazkarty, online booking for AFCON tickets launched    Egypt saves $350m by improving energy efficiency: Petroleum Ministry    US warns Al-Assad following suspected chemical attack    Huawei sales will not be affected by Google's suspension of business: MTI    Four women challenge male-dominated food market in Ramadan    Lack of proper waste management in Egypt causes accumulation of marine plastic litter    Aiisha Ramadan & SADAFA Collaborate for SS'19 Arab Fashion Week    Shoukry, Sadadi convene in Cairo over regional updates    Banking draft law will not impose term limits on state-owned banks' board members: source    12 alleged militants killed in two separate raids in Al-Arish    Repatriation: Why Western museums should return African artefacts    Omani author Jokha Alharthi wins prestigious Booker International Prize    Al-Karma to publish Tawfik's last short story collection in June    Breaking the record    Amending judicial regulations    Pre-emptive strikes    Mubarak speaks    Newsreel    Connected for exams    Egypt name national team's initial squad for AFCON 2019    General Prosecutor orders release of five prominent detainees    Mascot revealed, tickets on sale    Only one path to glory    Messages to Tehran    Don't miss Al-Leila Al-Kebira puppet theatre operetta at Al-Hanager Arts Centre    In search of historical women    Twelve alleged militants killed in shootout with police    Malawians vote in tough presidential election    Angry at being dubbed a hustler, Maradona dismisses new film    President Sisi receives citizens for Iftar at his private residence    The alternative economy in Ramadan    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Manchester City's Sterling honoured with award for fighting racism
Published in Ahram Online on 26 - 04 - 2019

Manchester City's England forward Raheem Sterling has been awarded The Integrity and Impact Award at this year's BT Sport Industry Awards for speaking out on a range of social issues, including racism.
Sterling was recognised for his fight against racism in the sport and for using his platform to call for more action to be taken. He had said this month that more players needed to speak out when they suffered racism to eradicate it from the game.
“I was just speaking about my personal experiences, I didn't expect it to get so much attention, I just wanted to bring it to the attention of my audience on Instagram,” Sterling said as he received the award from his England coach Gareth Southgate.
“It's been really pleasing to see people listening and trying and do better. Partly what happens when you try to do good things is you set examples for the next generation coming through.”
The 24-year-old also signed a manifesto earlier this week where he said clubs should be handed automatic nine-point deductions and ordered to play three games behind closed doors if their supporters indulged in racist behaviour.
Sterling, who began his career at Liverpool, said the example of his former captain Steven Gerrard encouraged him to try to develop into a role model.
“Coming from Liverpool I had people around me like Steven Gerrard that I looked up to and I'm looking at him and thinking ‘what can I do within myself to be half the person and player he was',” he added.
“You take little things and each year you try and develop them and become better not just on the field but off it as well.”
Dow Jones Sports Intelligence, the founder of the award, congratulated Sterling for the impact his actions had in addressing racism and other “social issues of diversity and inclusivity”.
“He has given new confidence and a voice to other footballers and athletes to speak out when once they may not have done so,” Dow Jones head of sport Simon Greenberg said in a statement issued on Thursday.
“He has sparked the sports media and the industry more widely to consider conscious or sub-conscious racial bias in their actions.”
England manager Southgate received the Leadership in Sport Award on behalf of the FA for building a new atmosphere in the dressing room which helped his team reach the 2018 World Cup semi-finals.


Clic here to read the story from its source.