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04 Aug 2011
IOC Events , Olympic News , Press Release

14th World Conference on Sport for All – Information for the media

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will hold its 14th World Conference on Sport for All from 20 to 23 September 2011 in Beijing, China. Building on the legacy of the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing has experienced a boom in physical activities for all over the last few years, and as such will be a vibrant meeting point for experts in this field.

Jointly organised with the Beijing Olympic City Development Association (BODA), the Conference will focus on the practical implementation of sport for all programmes and will give the opportunity to sports and government representatives, athletes, UN agencies, NGOs and academics from around the world to share their experiences and expertise.

Among the high-level speakers who will attend the conference will be: IOC President Jacques Rogge, Chairman of the IOC Sport for All Commission Sam Ramsamy, IOC Medical Commission Chairman Arne Ljungqvist, Chairman of the UK-based International Inspiration Foundation Keith Mills, Chairman of the Beijing Olympic City Development Association Liu Qi, WHO representative Timothy Armstrong and long-distance runner and Olympic medallist Paul Tergat from Kenya.

The themes of the five plenary sessions are:

  • Follow-up of the 2010 Conference on Sport for All held in Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Programmes and Policies: the Practical and Theoretical Foundations of Sport for All
  • Development and Promotion of Sport for All
  • Health and Social Benefits of Physical Activity
  • Future Directions

The IOC President will hold a press conference on 23 September at 10 a.m. (local time).

The Sport for All Conference is organised every second year and is a key event in the calendar of the Olympic Movement.


The China National Convention Centre
Olympic Green, 8A, Tianchendong Rd, Chaoyang District,
Beijing, China
Tel: +86 10 84373200
Fax: +86 10 84373275

Media facilities:

All sessions of the Conference and the social programme will be open to the media. A media working room with wireless access will also be made available at the China National Convention Centre.


Media representatives wishing to cover the Conference are requested to register by 15 August by filling in the registration form and sending it via email to Please click here to download the form.

Accommodation and visa:

Should you need to request a visa, or require our help to organise your accommodation in Beijing, please send an email to:

Programme and additional information:

Click here to view the programme and find out more information about the Conference (please note that all times and topics may be subject to change).

Click here for the official website of the Conference.

Learn more about the IOC’s Sport for All activities.


For more information, please contact the IOC Media Relations Team:
Tel: +41 21 621 6000 e-mail:, or visit our website at




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