“Sports 4 All” was a Youth Exchange organized by Filoxenia, during the period 2 -10.09.2013 in Kryoneri (Greece) for young people from different European countries.
The central idea of “Sports 4 all” was to promote the Olympic ideal, that sport is a human right for all individuals, regardless of race, social class and sex.
The ancient Olympic Games were a religious and athletic festival held every four years at the sanctuary of Zeus in Olympia here in Greece. During the games, all conflicts among the participating city-states were stopped until the games were finished.
The project idea was to connect different cultures and social backgrounds through sport and outdoor activities.
The main objectives of this youth exchange were to promote healthy lifestyle among youngsters, to develop their self respect and respect for others and their interest for cultural diversity.
During this Exchange was important to motivate young people to be active in their lives, to make them understand that regular physical activity helps to maintain a healthy body and to promote equality and tolerance. Using different kinds of sports and different methods of learning, young people were encouraged to think about human rights, as a fundamental rule for fair play in life.
Young people had the opportunity to visit the museum and the ancient stadium of Nemea and had a chance to have a guided tour from the archaeologist of the Society for the revival of the Nemean games.
Young people developed their cooperative skills and creativity by creating their own games and an “Outdoor games park”, which is the visible result of this exchange.