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The IOC’s commitment to promoting sport, reflected in Olympic Agenda 2020, is now taking a new step with the 2019 Development Grant offered by the Sport and Active Society Commission.

  • The IOC is thus encouraging organisations that use sport as a tool for social development to apply for four grants valued at CHF 20,000 each. This year’s grants fall under four themes:

  • Social inclusion of refugees through sport and physical activity

  • Promoting gender equality at all levels of sport

  • Bringing sport and physical activity to the urban setting

  • Engaging young people and/or senior citizens in physical activity

In the past, organisations such as HelpAge International Tanzania, Skateistan and Pro Sport Development have been awarded grants by the IOC, evidencing the positive impact sport has throughout the world.

Click here to find out more about the application process.

Sport and Active Society

The IOC has long recognised that it has a significant advocacy role to play in the promotion of sport and physical activity at all levels around the world. This advocacy role has been reflected in the Olympic Agenda 2020 – the strategic road map for the future of the Olympic Movement - and is part of the "Olympism in action" programmes along with the Olympic Day, Olympic Values and Education, Women in Sport or Peace through Sports programmes for example.

Globally, 1 in 4 adults is not active enough and more than 80% of the world’s adolescent population is insufficiently physically active (World Health Organization). Let’s reverse this trend and get moving!

The IOC and its Sport and Active Society Commission have designed a useful toolkit for organisations across the Olympic Movement that are managing Sport for All programmes available under this section. It provides them with the knowledge, understanding and tools needed to improve existing programmes worldwide, as well as to create new ones.

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Sport and Active Society Toolkit

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A guide to implementation



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Promoting healthy lifestyles among city residents through the use of dedicated city spaces and transport infrastructure for cycling, running, walking and other physical activity.

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A Ganar

Teaching the skills needed to enter the workforce through soccer and other team sports to disadvantaged youth across the americas

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