Created by the IOC in 1983 in response to the growing public interest in sports practice and the development in the trend in health/fitness and physical activity, the most important aim of the Sport for All Commission is to encourage and support the efforts and developments disseminating the health and social benefits to be gained by all members of society through regular physical activity. This goal can be achieved through a cooperation via International Sports Federations (IFs), National Olympic Committees (NOCs), and national sports organisations.
The Sports Department works with the Sport for All Commission and organises the Commission meeting once a year. This Commission is the expert consultative body on this subject. Its role is to establish guidelines for SfA strategy. By following the guidelines and recommendations made at each Conference, the Commission must also ensure that all the means available are employed.Sport: a human right for all individuals
Sport for All is a movement promoting the Olympic ideal that sport is a human right for all individuals regardless of race, social class and sex. The movement encourages sports activities that can be exercised by people of all ages, both sexes and different social and economic conditions.
Health and social benefits
The Commission, applying the Fundamental Principles and Rules of the Olympic Charter, will encourage and support the efforts and development of other organisations already involved in Sport for All, thereby further disseminating the health and social benefits to be gained by all members of society through regular physical activity. Sport for All helps to put the Olympic Movement’s values into practice in terms of promoting health, education and well-being through sports activities practised by all categories of the population without distinction. Sport is also a means to achieve development objectives in terms of both establishing policy and organising local sports events.