IOC World Conference on Sport for All Comes to a Close in Lima
The 15th IOC World Conference on Sport for All came to a conclusion today in Lima, Peru, with a call to action to the Olympic Movement and the world of sport to “Get Moving”.
The Conference, which ran from 24 to 27 April, brought together over 500 leading experts in the field of Sport for All from almost 90 countries to share their best practices on a wide range of activities.
“There was a great attendance from around the world with extremely knowledgeable people,” said IOC President Jacques Rogge.“ And the active participation of all attendees meant a great deal was shared and learned at this Conference.” The themes of this Conference were the social benefits of sports and physical activity, the importance of the availability of sports facilities and public spaces and the cultivation of partnerships.
Formatted on a practical approach, the Conference encouraged participants to experience and learn from actual programmes with site visits to Sport for All initiatives throughout the city of Lima. A series of practical sessions which focused on those conditions that are necessary for successful programmes and the challenges surrounding community engagement were also on offer.
The next IOC World Conference on Sport for All will be held in 2015.