Beijing – China – 2011
The International Olympic Committee’s 14th World Conference on Sport for All took place in Beijing, China, from 20 to 23 September 2011.
Hosted by the Chinese Olympic Committee and the Beijing Municipal Government, the Conference was organised by the Beijing Olympic City Development Association (BODA).
The Conference focused on the practical implementation of Sport for All programmes and activities, as well as academic studies into the cultural importance and health benefits of physical activity.
“The World Conference on Sport for All provides an ideal forum for international exchanges of ideas and experiences aimed at realising the Olympic ideal, which states that sport is a right belonging to all individuals, without any kind of distinction,” said Liu Qi, Chairman of the Beijing Olympic City Development Association.
As one of the youngest Olympic cities, Beijing had experienced a boom in Sport for All activities, and was a vibrant meeting point for Sport for All experts from around the world.