Virtual version of TAFISA World Sport for All Games set to start from Lisbon hub / La versión virtual de TAFISA World Sport for All Games comenzará desde el centro de Lisboa /


A total of 86 organisations and 39 countries will participate virtually in the seventh World Sport for All Games which get underway tomorrow in Portuguese capital Lisbon.
The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA) event, which will conclude on June 24, is being broadcast from the Lisbon district of Belém.
Held every four years since 1992, the Games celebrate diverse traditions and cultures and feature traditional games and sports from around the world.
Lisbon was due to stage the event in 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic made that impossible.
In a production broadcast for 24 hours, enabling all time zones to be reached, it will be possible to watch a variety of content including interviews with experts, workshops, online debates, videos of traditional games and sports and footage of emerging and cultural sports.
The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be the only content to take place on stage, in Belém, given the current COVID-19 restrictions in place in Portugal.
The event will be accessible via a dedicated TAFISA website.
The TAFISA World Sport for All Games normally attracts around 50,000 participants and visitors from up to 100 countries and has often been held under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee and United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organisation.
The primary objectives of the Games are to promote sport for all and participation in physical activity, to safeguard and promote traditional sports and games, to encourage cooperation between nations and to provide opportunities for shared experiences.
The Games typically include demonstrations, friendly competitions, cultural events, shows and conferences.