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01 Mar 2010
Olympic News , Sport and Active Society

2010 World Sport for All Congress: extension for submission of abstracts

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the upcoming 13th World Sport for All Congress has been extended to 15 March 2010.  This gives you the chance to still play an active role in this event, which will be held in Jyväskylä, Finland, from 14 to 17 June 2010. 

Jointly organised by the University of Jyväskylä and the Likes Research Centre, and hosted by the Finnish Olympic Committee, under IOC patronage, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and SportAccord/GAISF, the Congress attracts representatives of the Olympic family, specialised NGOs, researchers, governments and UN bodies. Held every second year, it is a platform for the exchange of experiences and best practices, as well as for the identification of the newest trends and the presentation of latest research in this field.

In plenary and in parallel

During the four-day Congress, invited speakers will give presentations during five plenary sessions with the following topics:

- Follow-up of the 12th World Sport for All Congress and the 2009 Olympic Congress
- Evidence-based debate: what are the challenges in choosing the target groups in Sport for All?
- Counteracting the spread of the physical inactivity epidemic
- Local, continental and global strategies to promote Sport for All
- Future directions

The plenary sessions will be followed by parallel sessions with contributions, either from a scientific, practical or policy-related view-point, on the following suggested topics:

1.  Quality of life, health and prevention of diseases through Sport for All (SFA)
2. Social integration and SFA
3. Recreation and SFA
4. Economic aspects of SFA
5. Target groups of SFA (children, adults, elderly, people with disabilities, etc.)
6. Role of educational institutions in SFA (school sport, etc.)
7. Challenges for new technologies to advance SFA
8. Models of SFA (individual, social, environmental, legislation, etc.)
9. Local conditions for SFA (environment, nature and sport facilities)
10. Developing countries and SFA
11. Sport disciplines and SFA (past, present and future)
12. Sport for All vs. competitive and elite sport
13. Policies, strategies and programmes to promote SFA and future strategies to include SFA in all policies (United Nations, EU, governments, sport organisations, etc.)                                      
14. Monitoring and surveillance of SFA initiatives
15. Country report
16. Others

How to contribute

How to register

The IOC Sport for All Commission

Official web site of the Congress

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