The 15th edition of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) World Conference on Sport for All will take place in Lima, Peru, from 24 to 27 April 2013.
The Conference, which will be hosted by the Miraflores Municipal Government and the Peruvian Institute of Sport, is being organised jointly by the IOC and the Peruvian Olympic Committee, in collaboration with SportAccord. Registration for the Conference will open in October 2012 at www.sportforall2013.org.
Speaking ahead of the Conference, Sam Ramsamy, IOC Executive Board member and Chairman of the IOC Sport for All Commission said: “I am sure that Lima will provide a vibrant and inspiring setting for our next World Conference. The focus of this edition will be on the social benefits of Sport for All, infrastructure needs and the value of partnerships, and I am looking forward to exciting discussions and exchanges among academics, experts from the field and other stakeholders.”
José Quinones Gonzales, President of the Peruvian Olympic Committee said: “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 gender. The movement encourages sports activities that can be exercised by people of all ages, both sexes and different social and economic conditions.”
The World Conference on Sport for All has, since its first edition in 1986, been dedicated to promoting broad dissemination of the Sport for All philosophy, globally. It pursues the promotion of health, fitness and well-being, and aims at encouraging more people of all ages and abilities to participate in sports activities and experience the Olympic values.
Click here to read the full report about the previous edition, which took place in Beijing in September 2011.
For more information about the Conference, please visit www.sportforall2013.org
For more information about the IOC’s activities in Sport for All, please visit www.olympic.org/sport-for-all