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For the first time ever, the IOC will award outstanding Sport for All initiatives in different continents that have encouraged physical activity for people of all ages, both sexes and from diverse social, physical and economic backgrounds. The three winners were selected by the IOC’s Sport for All Commission and will be revealed during the 14th World Conference on Sport for All, which will take place in Beijing, China, from 20 to 23 September 2011. An IOC grant of up to USD 20,000 will support them to sustain and further develop their activities.
All of the three selected projects use sport to address social issues, are based on strong partnerships and of a sustainable nature. The project leaders will join the Conference in Beijing to share their success stories. Sport for All expert Nick Keller, founder of “Beyond Sport” , will moderate the session. His organisation promotes, develops and supports the use of sport to create positive social change across the world.
The focus of the event will be on the practical implementation of Sport for All programmes, and the conference comprises plenary sessions, panel discussions, interactive workshops, poster sessions, networking opportunities and social events, and thus leaves considerable room for fruitful exchanges.
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Hosted by the Chinese Olympic Committee and the Beijing Municipal Government, the Conference is being jointly organised by the IOC and the Beijing Olympic City Development Association (BODA) in collaboration with SportAccord. As one of the most recent Olympic cities, Beijing has lately experienced a boom in Sport for All activities, and as such will be a vibrant meeting point for experts in this field.
Registration is still open a few more days, until 15 August 2011, and you can save your place here.
Visit the official Conference website