The European Week of Sport will start with a dance flashmob on 10 September

FlashMOVE

#BeActive FlashMOVE will unite Europeans from 70 cities to one and the same music and choreography Europe is uniting to the same dance, the #BeActive FlashMOVE, on 10 September at 11:00 CET. More than 150 events in 24 countries and 70 cities across Europe will bring together thousands of European to dance the same dance […]

My 1000km, 5-day adventure to be part of the Journey of Hope

By Mihai Androhovici, Romanian Federation Sport for All I am the Vice President of the Romanian Federation Sport for All, and next week I will drive to Krakow, Poland, with three of the organisers of Skirts on Bicycles in Suceava city to bike with the Journey of Hope team and join in the side events on […]

Journey of Hope team member Adnan Cangir shares his tour diary with us

What’s it like to ride your bike for 2530 kilometres over 31 days? Follow Journey of Hope team member and guest blogger Adnan Cangir’s tour diary to find out. Adnan will give us regular updates throughout the tour and today we are sharing his diary from the first 6 days and first country of the tour: […]

Missed the start of the Journey of Hope? Check out our photo gallery

Relive the start to the colourful #BeActive Journey of Hope cross-border cycling tour – or catch up on what you missed – with our photo gallery from the first four days of the tour in Denmark. From the opening event and departure in Copenhagen on 18 August to the CYKLO cycling festival in Aarhus, the […]

Danish active transport ambassadors give Journey of Hope a grand send-off

The #BeActive Journey of Hope team cycled out of Copenhagen on Thursday 18 August with over 50 recreational cyclists following them in a nod to Forrest Gump’s famous long-distance run. The official start of the European Week of Sport event, which is carrying messages about active transport, physical activity and peaceful mobility around Europe, marked […]

“The longer I travel by bike, the more confident I feel”

Today is the day that four Turkish cyclists will depart from Copenhagen on a 2530km Journey of Hope towards Vienna. Tour leader Feridun Ekmekci is our designated “Forrest Gump” who is gathering a lot of “company” to join him on the road. But he also has three dedicated teammates who will complete the entire journey […]

Press release: Turkish cyclists to embark on Journey of Hope across Europe

Local residents and stakeholders invited to join “Forrest Gump”-style tour promoting physical activity, inclusion and a peaceful future For immediate release “That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run… What I was doing seemed to make sense to people… So I got company, and after that I got even […]

The grassroots sport sector: An Olympic Games “party killer” or voice of reason?

Comment by ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby: I sincerely hope the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be a peaceful event, a great show and a good party for the participants, the Brazilians and the guests of the country. The Olympic Games is a big party – and an expensive party, of course. The […]

As the world’s spotlight turns to the Rio Olympics, don’t underestimate grassroots sport’s diplomatic power

For ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby, the release of Sport and Citizenship’s journal on Sport and Diplomacy comes at a timely moment in sport, when the world’s focus will turn to its biggest elite sport spectacle, the Olympic Games, this Friday. “We are heading towards the biggest (and most expensive) celebration of elite sport – the summer Olympics […]

Be part of the most active day in Europe

European Fitness Day – 15 September 2016 What would a dream day for a fitness or leisure centre look like? Hundreds – maybe even thousands – of potential new members walking through your doors and trying your facilities? Existing members bringing their friends along and showing them what you have to offer? We want to […]