Council of Europe definition of sport: "Sport" means all forms of physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim at expressing or improving physical fitness and mental well-being, forming social relationships or obtaining results in competition at all levels.
The European sports charter sets out the following;
1. to enable every individual to participate in sport and notably:
- to ensure that all young people should have the opportunity to receive physical education instruction and the opportunity to acquire basic sports skills,
- to ensure that everyone should have the opportunity to take part in sport and physical recreation in a safe and healthy environment, and, in co-operation with the appropriate sports organisations:
- to ensure that everyone with the interest and ability should have the opportunity to improve their standard of performance in sport and reach levels of personal achievement and/or publicly recognised levels of excellence.
2. to protect and develop the moral and ethical bases of sport, and the human dignity and safety of those involved in sport, by safeguarding sport, sportsmen and women from exploitation from political, commercial and financial gain, and from practices that are abusive or debasing, including the abuse of drugs and the sexual harassment and abuse, particularly of children, young people and women.
Editor's comments - [ this charter was adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 24 September 1992 revised in 2001 ] Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>
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Reference : Council of Europe. (2001). The European sports charter(revised). Brussels: Council of Europe.
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