Sep 1, 2009, 7:39 AM
He said physical education in schools, which is a gateway to grooming upcoming athletes, has now become very meaningless. According to him, physical education has a complete disconnection in schools.
one of the speakers during a plenary session on the Olympic Games Sports as a
Platform for Educating Youth in the sixth world forum on Sport, Education and
Culture. "In the
He said efforts to standardized physical education in schools is needed to promote the growth of sports.
idea behind the Olympic game is not about winning medals but there should be
programmes set up by national Olympic Committees before and after the games to
keep young people interested and well informed on the movement", said a
However, the need for more co-ordination between governments and UNESCO to promote sport education in schools and training of teachers were the words of the day.
Reacting to the intervention, Kamal Guemmar, Presidnet of CIGEPS and UNESCO representative at the forum said, in terms of educational aspects, IOC and UNESCO will collaborate more based on recommendations made.
He pointed out that there is need to re-emphasized the importance of sports education in schools.