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World Conference on Sport for All Outcomes of past editions

HAVANA – Cuba - 2006

Physical Activity : Benefits and Challenges

The 11th World Sport for All Congress took place in Havana, Cuba, from 31 October to 3 November 2006 and was organised by the Cuban Olympic Committee, under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and its Sport for All Commission, and in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to debate a theme of particular importance for our societies: “Physical Activity: Benefits and Challenges”.

In total, 1,011 participants from 106 countries worked together to share knowledge, discuss best practices and find progressive solutions.

 

ROME – Italy - 2004

Sport for All as a tool for education and development

The 10th World Sport for All Congress took place in Rome, Italy, from 11 to 14 November 2004 with the theme, “Sport for All as a tool for education and development”. It was organised by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), placed under IOC patronage, and in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).

Some 1,186 participants from 112 countries, representing sports organisations, governments at all levels, academic and community organisations and United Nations agencies attended the Congress and worked together to share knowledge, discuss best practices and find progressive solutions regarding the educational and development aspects of Sport for All.

 
ARNHEM – Netherlands - 2002

Sport for All and elite sport: rivals or partners ?

The 9th World Sport for All Congress that took place in Arnhem, Netherlands, from 27 to 30 October 2002 was coordinated by the Netherlands Olympic Committee * Netherlands Sports Confederations (NOC*NSF) and held under the patronage of the IOC, in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).

“Sport for All and elite sport: rivals or partners?”, constitutes two different aspects of sport in their objectives and means but are at the same time complementary and mutually related. The 478 experts and sports administrators from 88 countries who gathered in Arnhem undertook a thorough and constructive exchange of views which highlighted issues and solutions relevant to the development of both competitive and leisure sport.

QUEBEC CITY - Canada - 2000

Sport for All and governmental policies

The 8th World Sport for All Congress that took place 18 to 21 May 2000 in Québec, Canada, was coordinated by Sports Internationaux de Québec in collaboration with the Canadian Olympic Association. It was held under the patronage of the IOC in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).

Some 679 participants from 104 countries addressed the theme of Sport for All and governmental policies. The participants shared knowledge, discussed best practices and found progressive solutions to the five main topics around which the event was structured – politico-economic actions, global policies, health and well-being, the elderly and an ever-changing society.

BARCELONA – Spain - 1998

Sport for All and the global educational challenges

The 7th World Sport for All Congress took place from 19 to 22 November 1998 in Barcelona, Spain. The Congress was held under the patronage of the IOC in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).

The Congress addressed the theme of Sport for All and the global educational challenges. The participants shared knowledge, discussed best practices and found progressive solutions relating to five main areas: Education and Sport for All; promoting well-being through Sport for All; helping people learn Sport for All; making the inactive active, new and old ways to practise Sport for All; and making Sport for All develop for and through education.

 
SEOUL – Republic of Korea - 1996

Global Family and Sport in the 21st Century

 
PUNTA DEL ESTE –  Uruguay - 1994

Sport for All - Health for All