The aim of the competition is to bring together all information relating to traditional games around the world to help protect this cultural heritage.
The seventh edition of the TAFISA World Sport for All Games is taking place in Lisbon from June 18 to 24. The competition is not about results — the main thing is to promote grassroots sport at an international level.
The programme consists of two parts: a sporting event (non-Olympic sports like sambo, arm-wrestling, tug-of-war, pushball, ballroom dancing, etc.) and a showcase event (traditional national sports).
The Games are held every four years under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee, with the support of UNESCO and the World Health Organization. The aim of the competitions is to collect all information related to traditional games around the world and thus help protect this cultural heritage.
The next TAFISA World Games will be held in Russia for the first time — Nizhny Novgorod will host the competition in 2024.