12th World Sport for All Congress: call for abstracts
“Sport for All – Sport for Life” - this is the motto of the 12th World Sport for All Congress which will be held in Genting Highlands (Malaysia) from 3 to 6 November 2008.
The agenda of the Congress will include plenary and interactive sessions that will address the following issues:
- Physical activity for young people
- Role of Sport for All in the world of information technology
- Sport for All’s responses to the challenges of ageing populations
- Sport for All and social justice
- Focus on the Olympic and Sports Movement’s Sport for All initiatives
Sports administrators, researchers, representatives from governmental and non-governmental organisations, representatives from the Olympic Movement, institutions and groups involved in Sport for All, are now welcome to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations which address one of the five sub-themes. Deadline for submission is 15 June 2008. We recommend that all the future contributors read the Call for Abstracts document (below) carefully. The Congress Programme Committee, chaired by Paavo Komi, a member of the IOC Sport for All Commission, will then evaluate abstracts of papers and select speakers, in close cooperation with the organising committee.
Promotion of a healthy lifestyle
Organised by the Olympic Council of Malaysia, the Congress is placed under IOC patronage, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). By gathering together experts from around the world, the 2008 edition will be once again a perfect platform for exchanging expertise and recalling the benefits of sport and exercise for a healthy lifestyle and taking concrete measures to implement Sport for All programmes and initiatives in developed and developing countries alike. The last conference took place in Havana (Cuba) in 2006, and gathered together some 1,000 participants from across the globe.