ISF World School Sport Educational Games will be organised on May 2015, for the second time, in Greece. A week full of sport and culture will take place in Athens, Ancient Olympia, Marathon etc. for students who have been selected by their national ISF and Special Olympics bodies from around the globe. World School Educational Games implements the best way the ISF motto “Education through Sport”, whilst at the same time the participation of Special Olympics delegations empowers the ISF perspective for “School Sport against any kind of discrimination”.
A magic journey from ancient to modern sport, including participation to innovative sport disciplines within historical and significant Sites, has been planned for the delegations that will take part at the event. Sites like the Ancient Stadium in Olympia, Panathenaic Stadium (the Venue of the 1st Modern Olympic Games in 1896), Athens Olympic Sport Complex (Central Venue of the 2004 Olympic Games including the Olympic Stadium), and the Start Venue of Athens Classic Marathon will provide an – once in a lifetime – “sport and culture” experience to all the participants.
On April 2014, ISF delegations from France, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, and Special Olympics Hellas, took part in the inaugural ISF World School Sport Educational Games. Delegations were hosted at a hotel on the gateway of the Athenian Riviera and during their stay in Greece they participated in several sport events, incorporated in the educational program.
2nd ISF World School Sport Educational Games will be held, under the aegis of ISF, from 2 to 7 May 2015. Delegations counting up to 10 persons (4 boys, 4 girls, one teacher and one Head of Delegation) can participate, provided that the participants’ year of birth is between 1997 and 2000.
Apart from the above mentioned Venues, delegations will follow a special educational program at the Acropolis of Athens and Parthenon, the Acropolis Museum, Museums and the premises of International Olympic Academy in Ancient Olympia, Marathon Tomb, and numerous other historic landmarks.
A significant number of countries have already announced their participation in the Games, as well as the Special Olympics Hellas delegation. ISF Greece has planned to provide a most memorable experience to all pupils and teachers who will participate at the 2nd ISF World School Sport Educational Games.
Greece awaits you!