What is ‘the Games’?
The 5th TAFISA World Sport for All Games will be a vibrant and entertaining experience, offering a unique
opportunity to demonstrate and discover the traditional and contemporary games and sports of cultures from
around the globe. The primary aims of the Games are:
-To preserve and promote traditional sports and games and therefore national identity and heritage,
-To encourage cooperation between nations,
-To provide experience exchange opportunities, and, of course,
Who should come to the Games?
Everyone is welcome to attend the 5th TAFISA World Sport for All Games in 2012! This includes those
interested in Sport for All, traditional games and sports, culture and heritage, as well as media, government,
and TAFISA member representatives and the general public. In particular, the Games is a special event
where delegations from around the globe can showcase their traditional game or sport to the general
public and the world as an invited delegation.
What events are included in the Games?
-Traditional sports and games ,
-Demonstration sports ,
-Sports for disabled people,
-Championships and competitions,
-Day of nations,
-Mass sports events: bicycle riding, nordic walking, gymnastics for all, etc.
-Sport forum, congress
-Opening and closing ceremonies,
-World Walking Day
-Coronation of the Lithuanian King
-Mindaugas - State Day celebration,
-International boy chorus festival,
-International folk music festivals.
What benefits are there for delegations who participate in the Games?
-For up to 10 persons (athletes, coaches, demonstrators, etc.), invited delegations receive:
-Free local transport
-Free accommodation (6 nights)
-Free meals (7 days)
-Delegations may present their traditional game or sport in many Games events, including:
-Daily demonstrations in and around Siauliai
-Day of Nations
-World Nations Fair
-Sport Gala Performance
What games or sports will be accepted at the Games?
The Games will include traditional sports, games, dances, etc. from around the world. Ideally, games and
sports presented at the Games should meet the criteria below, however under special circumstances other
games or sports may be accepted. Please contact us if you are unsure or have more questions.
Games and sports should ideally be:
-older than 100 years
-entertaining for participants and spectators
-an active part of the tradition and identity of
-country / society
-still in practice
-cost efficient to organise
-open for everyone to participate
-a eflection of regional/national heritage
-not dangerous for participants