Wilton Park celebrates Olympic Day 2015

23 June, 2015

For the past 67 years, the international sporting community has celebrated Olympic Day on 23 June, with National Olympic Committees organising sports, cultural and educational activities around the world to promote new sports and Olympic values.

Sport for development: a catalyst for change

Monday 22 – Wednesday 24 June 2015 (WP1227)

This year, in partnership with Barclays and International Inspiration and with the participation of FIFA, we will host Sport for development: a catalyst for change to recognise and raise awareness of the role and contribution of sport and physical activity to education, human development, healthy lifestyles and a peaceful world. This event will convene an international cross section of stakeholders from government, civil society, private sector and the sport community to share lessons and work towards practical recommendations going forward in sport for development.

The meeting will focus on sport as a tool for international development, highlighting the existing trends and challenges in the sector. It will be an opportunity to share lessons in how to best measure, communicate and ensure sustainable impact of sport for development initiatives as well as identifying what a successful collaboration between different sectors looks like.

On 23 June 1894 the modern Olympic Games were born. Today, as part of the International Olympic Committee’s Get Active! Campaign, Olympic heroes are encouraging people to try something new. Runner Usain Bolt played cricket and skier Lindsey Vonn took to the tennis court. Last year’s campaign involved approximately 400 million people, and this year’s aim is to surpass that number. As part of our event and in order to celebrate Olympic Day 2015, we will be hosting outdoor games and activities on 23 June for participants from across the world to recognise and promote as a unique tool for development.

Further information

Conference: Sport for development: a catalyst for change

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