TAFISA Members Keep the World Challenge Day Tradition Alive in 2020


TAFISA Members Keep the World Challenge Day Tradition Alive in 2020

17 June 2020

TAFISA World Challenge Day 2020 will remain a special edition. While the friendly competition between cities and communities could not be held as usual, some TAFISA members managed to keep the tradition alive and promoted being active while following their national recommendations and guidelines for physical distancing and risk-minimisation. 

Communities worked hard to follow the WCD's message and encourage people to be active for at least 15 minutes on Wednesday, May 27th. Following the restrictions their countries, exercising at home, social distancing and face masks were favoured while agglomerations and mass sports events were avoided.

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Among other TAFISA Members, the following communities were active during the WCD: 

Ashkelon, Israel
In Israel, schools are already open, which led to the possibility of a "sports and movement day". Fitness meetings organised with outdoor exercise machines in different neighborhoods and a Tai Chi meeting for the elderly were also held. In total, almost 15,000 people participated.

Rivne, Ukraine
4 communities organised physical activity events to continue their tradition of joining the WCD.

Budapest, Hungary
The Hungarian Leisure Sport Association launched the „Senior Movement” project which provides online training sessions for seniors everyday at 8am and 4pm. These 15 or 30-minute long video training, accessible to different levels of ability, are provided by experts on the field and everyone is invited to follow and excercise at home.
On WCD, the platform offered exciting online training on every hour during the day. Many people joined the sessions, so the senior citizens kept the spirit of Challenge Day alive.

Latin America (Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, etc.)

As the main organiser of the "Dia do Desafio" (WCD in Portuguese) in Latin America, Brazilian organisation SESC SP ran an online campaign across Latin America promoting being physically active from home under the motto "Together on Challenge Day": Dia do Desafio 2020

More resources to be active during COVID-19 can be found in the Global Sport for All Movement and COVID-19 page of TAFISA website.

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