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Title: SPORT FOR ALL - THE SECOND WAVE OF GLOBALIZATION IN SPORT FINDINGS OF THE TAFISA WORLD SPORT FOR ALL SURVEY
Author: Wolfgang BAUMANN
Secretary General, The Association For International Sport for All (TAFISA)
Member IOC Sport for All Commission
Member ICSSPE Executive Board

Fuente: Foro Mundial de Educación Física; II Cumbre Iberoamericana de Educación Física y Deporte Escolar; Simposio de Actividad Física y Calidad de Vida; Taller Internacional de  Deporte Escolar y Alto Rendimiento, 2010.


INTRODUCTION
TAFISA is the leading international Sport for All organization with at present 200 member organizations from 125 countries worldwide. Between July and October 2009 an international survey was made by the author with the aim to find out more about the current status and future perspectives of Sport for AJI worldwide. The survey is also part of the author‘s PhD thesis in sport science at the German University of Würzburg. The findings of the survey as a whole have not been published yet.


METHODS
The survey was based on a questionnaire including 52 questions in 10 different categories. The questionnaire was designed by an expert group and funded by TAFISA. lt was sent to representatives o‘ 80 TAFISA national member organizations in 70 countries. Of these 50 countries replied and tbe reporting parties consisted of governmental bodies like ministries responsible for sport and non governmental bodies like Sport for All associations, sport federations and NOCs


RESULTS
The findings of the survey clearly state that Sport for All that many years ago started as an idea without prestige and publicity has considerably gained recognition and status on the national level in many ways. lt can be proved that Sport for All is seen as a phenomenon that:
• faces immense quantitative growth
• results in an intercultural process
• is based on a verbal and visual change of understanding sport
• is given a role in civilisation change

• is evaluated for its benefits for the individual, for society and for the sport system
In contrast to this generally positive picture it has to be noted that there are negative
aspects as weIl namely:
• inadequate status
• lack offacilities and personnel
• no regular programs
• incomplete distribution
• insufficient budget

 

DISCUSSION
In the shadow of the uniformly composed and standardized world of high performance sport the movement of Sport for All has made a remarkable progress since this goal and the term was formulated in the 1960s. The growth of participation rates means a strengthening of memberships and political recognition. As a result new structures, responsibilities, programs, events etc. on the national and international levels have emerged and can be interpreted as a globalization movement in Sport for All. Moreover, it can be stated that Sport for All as a concept of opening a selective system to changing sport into an integrative system has become an experiment of large scale socio-cultural planning.