Who we are

United Through Sports (UTS) is an alliance of many organisations and people working together through sports, to bring inclusion, unity and equality to the world.



UTS brings people together working towards unified goals which place youth at the centre. Together we take positive steps forward towards reducing challenges including discrimination and inequality.



We organise different events in which youth, sport and education are central. We unite to ensure that every child has an opportunity on the playing field of life.


UTS Celebrates Women’s History Month With A Partnership for the Special Olympics Webinar Series

By United Through Sports | March 19, 2024 | 0 Comments

Washington, Online – In the spirit of Women’s Month, UTS supported the Special Olympics (SOI) who orchestrated a fantastic webinar series dedicated to fostering discussions around women in sports and inclusion. The objective was to inspire young women whilst promoting inclusivity in and out of sport. This initiative underscores the shared values and mission between the Special Olympics and United Through Sports to empower everyone through the platform of sport. On March 15th, the webinar “Pathways to Leadership” was joined by UTS CEO, Julia Govinden who said: “It is an absolute honor to be invited as a panelist, alongside five-time …

Judo’s Universal Celebration: Bridging Generations at the Paris Grand Slam 2024

By United Through Sports | February 9, 2024 | 0 Comments

Paris, France – This year’s Grand Slam in Paris marked the 50th edition of the event, drawing 621 athletes from a record 107 nations in front of the packed Accor Hotels Arena. The Judo Paris Grand Slam 2024, which concluded Sunday 4 February, was not just a testament to the Judo wide appeal but also a vibrant showcase of the power of sport. Invited by the International Judo Federation (IJF), United Through Sports President Stephan Fox and CEO Julia Govinden travelled to Paris to attend the event, as UTS is always ready to support and join the action. Bridging Generations: …

Winter Youth Olympic Games Gangwon 2024 : There’s No Place Else We’d Rather Be!

By United Through Sports | January 23, 2024 | 0 Comments

Gangwon, South Korea – Saw the spectacular opening ceremony 19 January of the Winter Youth Olympic Games 2024. Taking place at Gangneung Oval and PyeongChang Dome simultaneously, the opening ceremony saw cultural performers including K-pop stars performing in front of 10,000 spectators, athletes, and other Youth Olympic Games stakeholders. The ceremony celebrated the spirit of sportsmanship and showcased the power of inclusion. Sisters Park Ha-eun and Park Ga-eun, short track speed skaters with intellectual developmental disabilities took center stage in the final relay carrying the stunning Olympic torch with pride. The inspiring athletes are regular participants in the National Winter …


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