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#BeActive Ambassadors recognised for contributions to sport

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#BeActive Ambassadors recognised for contributions to sport

A commemorative celebration was held to celebrate #BeActive ambassadors - and the wonderful work they do to support the expansion of sport opportunities.

Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, was on hand to congratulate the ambassadors and to thank them for their hard work and dedication - not only to the #BeActive campaign, but to the world of sport. 

The Ambassadors included Olympians, Paralympians, world champions and other sporting heroes. Many are already making a difference in their home countries by inspiring people of all ages to exercise more.

They have been welcomed by Tibor Navracsics, the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. The meeting took place on the second anniversary of the European Commission’s ‘Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle’, which urged authorities to provide better education on the importance of healthy and active lifestyles.

Sport is not only good for our health, it also helps us overcome division and conflict – and build strong communities,”
Commissioner Navracsics told the gathering,“That’s why promoting physical activity has been a priority for me.

The meeting was aimed at preparing for the fifth European Week of Sport, which takes place from September 23-30. Commissioner Navracsics underlined that sport was not just about physical activity, but also about healthy lifestyles, building communities, being inclusive, and bringing people together regardless of their background. “We have started to make a difference over the last two years, but this is only a first step. We must keep working together and step up our efforts to promote healthy lifestyles and use the power of sport to boost well-being and community-building,” he said.

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Friday, August 23, 2019 - 15:27