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29 April 2013 | in Other Events, FISU, Education

FISU Present at IOC World Conference on Sport for All

LIMA - The ‘IOC World. Conference on Sport for All’ has been taking place during 24-27 April 2013 in Lima, Peru. Over 500 delegates attended the event which focused on the social benefits of sport and physical activity, the importance of the availability of sports facilities and public spaces, and the need for partnerships.

The conference opened with the award of the IOC Sport for All grants to three inspirational projects from Peru, South Africa and Brazil which reflected the three conference themes and set the tone for the four days.

Alison Odell, Chair of the Education Committee attended on behalf of FISU, and listened to some stunning accounts of social transformation through sport, examples of community strategies to assure when building facilities related to the recent games in Vancouver and London, and the core need for partnership across sport federations (national and international), non profit organisations and corporate sponsors in driving sustainable success in such projects as "Magic Bus" (India).

Delegates were also treated to an opportunity to engage in very practical half day's activity with a number of socially transformative projects, and Alison took part in a session for 9-10 year old children around the value of perseverance learnt through sport at the Cantalao Football Academy, led by the charity Right to Play (see photo).


(Source: Education dept. – Photo: courtesy of Ken Gadaffi)