Organising Committee

Organising Committee
7th TAFISA World Sport for All Games

Dear Friends,

We hope that this message finds you, your families and colleagues in good health.

On behalf of TAFISA and the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth, the Organising Committee of the 7th TAFISA World Sport for All Games would like to inform you that, given the current challenges and uncertainties that the world is facing related to COVID-19 and with the support of the Portuguese Authorities, the event, initially planned on 1 – 7 October 2020, was postponed to June of 2021.

Save the Date!

The 7th TAFISA World Sport for All Games will take place on 18 – 24 June 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Please note that the conditions for participation remain unchanged. The Organising Committee will be in contact with delegations, in the coming weeks, to inform them about next steps and new dates related to official registrations.

The health and safety of the TAFISA family and Games’ participants is our priority. You can count on us like we count on you to enjoy a great Sport for All party in Lisbon next year.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Prof. Ju-Ho Chang

Ju-Ho Chang

TAFISA President
7th TAFISA World Sport for All Games

We can say with certainty that the discovery of the world we live in has been completed in the last century. As adventurous explorers initiated it many centuries ago – we are celebrating, this year, the 500th anniversary of the first journey around the world by the Portuguese captain Fernão de Magalhães – the last mountains have now been conquered, the most remote areas have been explored, and mankind has ventured into the depth of the sea and flown to outer space.

The rapid advancement of technology has made the world completely accessible, but still many aspects of human culture remain to be discovered. We are unfamiliar with the cultures and traditions of other countries, unaware of the similarities as humans, and unaccustomed to accepting our differences.

The 7th TAFISA World Sport for All Games in Lisbon, Portugal will offer a voyage of discovery around the world. It will highlight the importance of Traditional Sports and Games throughout history in the lives of the people on all the continents.

For seven amazing days, the City of Lisbon will be the museum for global culture and tradition which were kept alive around the world. It will be the focal point in the minds of the world as the Sport and Cultural Capital, rich in tradition and personality, while providing an opportunity to discover Traditional Sports and Games from around the world.

The World comes together in Lisbon, Portugal, to enjoy diversity, experiences, new friendship and cultural pride despite race, nationality, religion, gender, age, etc. accepting each other and their differences.

TAFISA and the Games’ host, IPDJ, look forward to welcoming you and sharing experiences on June 18 – 24, 2021. I am sure the days in Lisbon will be happy and memorable, to be treasured for many years to come.

Carlos Paula Cardoso

Carlos Paula Cardoso

President of the Portuguese Sports Confederation
7th TAFISA World Sport for All Games

Welcome to a millenary city full of monuments and with a rich history of centuries. Since the beginning of the 15th century, Lisbon has become accustomed to seeing ships leave its beaches, which, by cutting the oceans, have provided us with the knowledge of practically all the places from which you now come.

Welcome to a city that, since time immemorial, has become accustomed to receiving, within its walls, foreigners representing the most varied civilizations and from all over the world.

In the year in which we celebrate 500 years of one of the most relevant achievements of humanity, - the first circumnavigation trip, on an expedition led by the portuguese Fernão de Magalhães - we are pleased to welcome you to an unforgettable event.

The Portuguese Sports Confederation, in a joint organization with the Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth and the Lisbon City Council, has prepared for all of you, who visit us at these 7th World Sports for All TAFISA Games, several initiatives, within the scope of traditional games, which, we are certain, will meet your interests and expectations and will contribute to the development of sport for all.

In order to be in line with our ancestral habits and to welcome you, as we have done for centuries, we chose Restelo Beaches as the main place of activities for the Games, from where, in the 15th and 16th centuries, we set out to meet of your ancestors.

Welcome to Lisbon!

João Pedro Graça

João Pedro Graça

Executive Director
7th TAFISA World Sport for All Games

Dear friends and participants of the 7th TAFISA World Sport for All Games,

The 2021 edition of the 7th TAFISA World Sport for All Games is organized by the Portuguese Sports Confederation and the Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth, in partnership with the Lisbon City Council.

We are developing a set of activities with the aim of offering to each participant an unforgettable experience, while ensuring, at the same time, for all who will visit us, the support of an experienced and competent team.

The activities that we are developing, in addition to arising following the European Week of Sport 2020, are part of the preparation of the European Capital of Sport 2021, in Lisbon. We are prepared and eager to welcome you, as well as your sporting and multicultural spirit, which is undoubtedly unique and unforgettable.

We welcome you to Portugal and Lisbon!

Fernando Medina

Fernando Medina

Mayor of Lisbon
7th TAFISA World Sport for All Games

Lisbon, European Capital of Sport 2021, prepares to welcome the 7th TAFISA World Sports For All Games. This year, when we began the post-pandemic recovery process and a progressive return to normality, it is important we continue to promote and encourage sports practice and a healthier lifestyle.
Lisbon is proud of its sports tradition and its capability of organizing major sport events, considering sports as a fundamental element for people’s physical and psychological well-being, acting as an important role to training and education of young people as full-fledged citizens, being an instrument that facilitates social development and more inclusive, open and qualified societies at a context of healthy demand.
It is through sports that we learn and deepen values ​​such as sportsmanship, fair play, sacrifice, the principle of learning to live with the disappointment and frustration that result from the defeats, but also with the joy and pride of the victories.
Therefore, it is with great pleasure that Lisbon welcomes and joins the TAFISA World Sports for All Games, an event that enriches the city and promotes a sports culture based on inclusion, equality and plurality, because Lisbon truly is a city for everyone and for all.


Local Organization


Local Organization

República Portuguesa
Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude, I. P.
Confederação do Desporto de Portugal
Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
Complexo de Piscinas,
Av. Pierre Coubertin,
Centro Desportivo Nacional do Jamor
1495-751 Cruz-Quebrada, Portugal
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