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Working Zone 12B: 6 October 2018  9:00 - 10:30

Working Zone Solidarity

As the global population becomes more urban, competition for available physical space and facilities has increased. This, coupled with new trends in sports participation, and innovations at the intersections of technologies, fashion, music, art and popular culture, has led to the rise of new sports and the evolution of existing ones: using less space, fewer resources and equipment to practise, and thus broadening opportunities for who can access sport and physical activity. This workshop will explore new sporting trends and innovations, as well as how some mainstream sports have adapted to the urban spaces, and how new sports can be used to attract younger people into the Olympic Movement.

Facilitator: Holly Thorpe, Associate Professor of Sociology of Sport and Physical Culture, University of Waikato, New Zealand

  • Charlotte Durif, Sport Climbing Champion, France
  • Michael Linklater, 6-year 3x3 World Tour Pro & 3x3 Canadian National Team Captain, Canada
  • Logan Martin, BMX Freestyle World Champion, Australia
  • Hiroko Morohashi, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Xebio Holdings, Japan
  • Jean Todt, President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile & UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, France

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