Bringing sport to young athletes and local communities
The Sport for Hope Programme is a joint initiative between the IOC, its Olympic Movement stakeholders and local governments. In establishing Sport for Hope Centres in developing countries, the programme aims to provide young people and local communities with positive sports and development opportunities; offer state-of-the-art training facilities to the National Federations and the athletes of the country; and spread the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect. In addition, the Sport for Hope centres also serve as platforms for social development and innovative cooperation to contribute to a better and more peaceful world through sport.
"Sport for Hope has changed my life. I was able to improve in terms of performance thanks to great training facilities and the Olympic Solidarity scholarship. I have also learned valuable life skills that help me a lot everyday."
Zambian Youth Olympic Gold medalist, Nanjing 2014, Athletics