JYVÄSKYLÄ – Finland - 2010
The 13th World Sport for All Congress took place from 14 to 17 June 2010 in Jyväskylä, Finland, a country with a great tradition in sport and physical activity. It was held under the leadership of the IOC Sport for All Commission and its Chairman, Sam Ramsamy.
Hosted by the Finnish Olympic Committee, this event was organised by the LIKES Research Centre and the University of Jyväskylä under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and SportAccord.
In all, 586 participants from 92 countries worked together to share knowledge, discuss best practices, and study current needs and trends in the field of Sport for All. The Congress declaration issued as a conclusion of the Congress urges the sports movement to play a leadership role in implementing direct action to address declining and inadequate levels of physical activity in communities.
The role of physical activity guidelines in preventing physical inactivity
Richard Troiano (United States of America)
US Public Health Service
The World Health Organization's global recommendations on physical activity for health and the opportunities for the sports world
Eddy Engelsman (The Netherlands)
Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, World Health Organization
Olympafrica: a program of social development through sport
Thierno Alassane Diack (Senegal)
Olympafrica International Foundation
From vision to reality: New understandings and challenges for the global Sport for All movement
Wolfgang Baumann (Germany)
The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA)