SWOST: US women national football team Mar 2022

California Federal Judge Gary Klausner ruled in favor of the U.S. Football Federation on Friday over ongoing pay discrimination lawsuits brought by the U.S. Women National Football Association.

The US women national football team's claim last year was based on two points. First, that the U.S. Football Federation violated the Equal Pay Act by paying women footballers less than men's national players. Secondly, that they were discriminated against by the federation under Title VII of the Civil Law Act 1964, in particular as regards working conditions.

Judge Gary Klausner said in a ruling that women footballers "have not proven that US national team women players are paid less than male national team players".

The US women's soccer team is the most titled team in the world, having won the World Cup four times.

Several U.S. women's soccer team players have promised to continue fighting for equality on social media.

BMX: TM2 online 20th - 21st January, 2022

 The transnational meeting No2 of the BMX project 'Training to Win', which was to take place in Zaragoza, Spain, took place online on 20 January. On the first day of the meeting, the project team evaluated the first year of the project, the Battery Test in Anadia, Portugal, in September, and discussed the future of the project for the remaining 18 months. Project partner Ceipes from Italy presented an online tool that will be implemented jointly by project partners from all six countries. LSIIDP at this project meeting was represented by LSIIDP Project Manager Sandija Zaļupe and Valmiera Sport School and BMX Club "Tālava" BMX coach Olafs Lakucs.

On the second day of the BMX project 'Training To Win', project participants split into groups, where project trainers from Latvia, Slovakia, Portugal, Spain and Malta worked more on the practical part of the thrid intellectual output, while project managers contributed to the development of the theoretical part of the training program of the third intellectual output 'BMX Training Course - Open Educational Resource'. This phase of the project will last from January to November this year.

It should be noted that the project team hopes to hold the second transnational meeting in Zaragoza face to face at the end of April.

The TM2 is memorized HERE.


RSE: Basketball Goes On! 28.02.2022

On February 8, with the Erasmus+Sport project "Restart Sport Engine in EU" a friendship basketball game took place at Limbaži Secondary School, in which young people aged 14-15 took part, proving that despite the constant restrictions, including in sports, basketball is alive! The boys not only played the friendship match, but also took part in a three-point shots competition, in which Mariss Ronaldo Vilumsons won. It is great that with the help of various Erasmus + Sports projects, you can maintain a sporting spirit in young people and do something out of the ordinary.

See the event HERE.


RSE: Online meeting on project's extension 25.01.2022.

Project partners participated in an online meeting on the 25th January regarding the next activities in the extended period of the project lifetime. The Europen Commission has confirmed the extension of the project until June 30, 2022. Up to the extended deadline the project team has to implement a number of activities: finishe the brochure of the project, develop project's video and hold three meetings: a training meeting for coaches and trainers of all participating countries in Romania, an exchange for young athletes in Romania and a multiplier sport event for project teams and stakeholders in Greece.

The consortium of the project agreed on the following dates for the meetings:
  • training meeting for coaches and trainers between 23 and 27 March, 2022;
  • exchange for young athletes between 27 and 31 March, 2022;
  • multiplier sport event for project teams and stakeholders between 17 and 20 May, 2022.
And the project team hopes to deliver the brochure of the project in all partners' languages - Romanian, Greek, Spanish, French, Latvian, as well as in English until the end of April.