Sport is already becoming intrinsically linked with national identity, harmony and unity.
It’s no news that it’s a well-accepted language and culture all around the world. It has been recognized as a way and means of bringing nations together under one atmosphere. Many a time people only see sports for its competitive attributes but hardly do they see its high potential in reuniting countries and persons, crossing borders and boundaries and creating a great atmosphere of peace and friendship all of which contributes to the journey of conflict resolution. Let me start by explaining the word conflict. According to the Oxford Dictionary, conflict is a serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one between two or more persons of interest. Sports has been playing a vital role in conflict resolution for a very long time and The Olympic Truce (Eikencheiria) of the 9th Century BC is proof of the power that sports have in conflict resolution.
Bonded by a very common interest and goals, One of the most popular sport activity that has aided in many ways than one in conflict resolution is the game of football. A little feud between two friends can easily be settled by a little friendly match in football .