TAFISA celebrated the Global Sport for All Movement's champions and their contribution to the community during the Closing Ceremony of the 26th TAFISA World Congress in Tokyo, Japan, on 16 November 2019. TAFISA thus awarded the organizations and individuals who are making a difference and helping promote Sport for All through their work and programmes.
Three people received the Jürgen Palm Award, TAFISA's most prestigious accolade, named after the late Prof. Dr. Jürgen Palm, the founding father and pioneer of TAFISA. The Award is for individuals who have made a significant and long-term contribution to the field of International Sport for All and physical activity and was this year bestowed to:
This year, one recipient was bestowed the TAFISA Anita Ghosh Award. Late Professor Anita Ghosh was an inspiration for everyone who met her and as President of the All India Sport for All Association she highly contributed to the development of Sport for All through intensive research. This Award is presented to women who have done an outstanding contribution towards the empowerment of women and girls in Sport for All in challenging environments. The TAFISA Anita Ghosh Award was presented to Dr. Mitra Rouhi Dehkordi, Vice President of the Iran Sport for All Association, and a TAFISA Board member since 2009. For decades, Dr. Rouhi Dehkordi has been conducting outstanding work in Iran for the development of Sport for All and women’s participation, as a researcher, a manager and a Sport for All leader. Under her leadership, a new generation of female Sport for All leaders and participants has emerged.
Following the launch of TAFISA Mission 2030: For a Better World Through Sport for All in November 2017, the TAFISA Mission 2030 Awards highlight the remarkable work of personalities and organisations that have contributed to this mission in four different sectors: the media, the private/commercial sector, the public policy sector and the academia. This year the following awards were granted:
Last, TAFISA also rewarded five individuals with the TAFISA Friends for Life Award, an award that celebrates the friendship that support the TAFISA family and highlights the unique relationship TAFISA has with its members, partners and supporters. The following individuals received the TAFISA Friends for Life Award:
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