Cooperation platform
for non-Olympic sports federations

In 2017, The World Games 2017 was held in Wroclaw, Poland, featuring more than 3,000 athletes from 112 countries in 31 non-Olympic sports.

The legacy of The World Games and the enthusiasm that remained after the competition were the inspiration for those involved in non-Olympic sports in Poland to form the world’s first national committee of sports associations for these disciplines. This is how the Polish Committee for Non-Olympic Sports (PKSN) came into being.

At present, the goal is for other European countries to establish national committees for non-Olympic sports. In this way, there is a chance for the creation of a „non-Olympic movement” in Europe and the world. Therefore – on the basis of research – we are trying to prepare tools that will be helpful in discussing the directions of action and strengthening the development of non-Olympic sports.

Our Project

The main task of the project is to prepare the European non-Olympic sports Community for formal cooperation. Dynamically developing Olympic Movement in 2021 concentrates 47 summer disciplines and 15 winter ones. However, there are hundreds more disciplines in the world: traditional, regional, niche and just gaining popularity. They are developing independently of the Olympic Movement, establishing Non-Olympic sport federations, clubs, leagues and competitions. The aim of the project is to investigate the state of development of these sports in the European Union, and creating a european cooperation platform for Non-Olympic federations and clubs.



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