TAFISA Bulletin 2017



Regional Tafisa Bodies



PASFAF - Pan American Federation of Sport for All
ASFAA - Asian Sport for All Association

Recognised by

Champion of

Supported by

Ball Europe
Commerzbank AG
Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund
Bundesministerium des Inneren
Land Hessen


On the initiative of the TAFISA President Prof. Dr. Juho Chang, and with the financial support of K.Will, a high level PyeongChang Olympic Legacy Symposium was staged in Seoul on 24th January with the ultimate aim to highlight the importance of the legacy and sustainability of Olympic Games.

Pyeongchang Legacy Symposium

The event was attended by IOC Member and former President of Hungary Pal Schmitt as well as Dr. Tania Braga, Head of Legacy at the IOC. The 300 participants also included representatives from the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, from the Korean parliament, academic experts, etc.

Pyeongchang Legacy Symposium

The Symposium was well organized and spurred strong media coverage and attention - nationally and internationally. The Symposium was also a tribute to TAFISA partner KWill to support their “Bio Health Cluster” project to be included part of the PyeongChang Games legacy. 

Pyeongchang Legacy Symposium

The city of Tampere, Finland, successfully hosted a Take Back Your Future Workshop as part of the Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future program, training 14 local stakeholders at the municipality level, including deputy mayors from landscape and environment department, culture sector and social and health sector among others.

-TBYF Tampere

The Workshop was delivered on January 19th by experts John Marsden and Keith George from the Liverpool John Moore University and received positive feedback from the participants, who will work towards developing an Active City strategy within the municipality of Tampere. 

TAFISA congratulates the host city, the experts and the participants on another successful workshop, and invites any city interested in organizing a Take Back Your Future Workshop to contact the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

One of TAFISA's key successes in 2016, the Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future program now has its Implementation Workbook, referencing good practices from the program's flagships and resources to get involved with the program! 

The Workbook is available here: http://tafisa.net/pdfs/TBYSImplementationWorkbook.pdf 

TBYS-F Brochure

Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future aims to emphasize the significance of the urban setting, public and open spaces, in reintroducing physical activity as part of the daily lives of people.

Many Take Back Your Streets Festivals and events were organized in public and open spaces throughout Europe in 2016 to invite people and communities to take to the streets and enjoy being active.

In addition, Take Back Your Future Workshops have been training local stakeholders at the municipal level to better organize Sport for All events and develop an Active City strategy to foster a sustainable, healthy, active lifestyle for their citizens and communities.  

Are you interested in organizing a Take Back Your Streets event or hosting a Take Back Your Future Workshop? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

TAFISA is proud to be part of the team involved in the Forum for Anti-Doping in Recreational Sport 2 (FAIR) project, which tackles the challenge of doping among non-élite sportspeople, as evidence shows that the problem is growing and becoming a public health issue.

FAIR KickOff
The team behind the project at the FAIR kick-off meeting in Brussels, Belgium, in January 2017

This European initiative is led by EuropeActive and co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission. As stated on the official website, "this 3-year project will review the existing interventions on doping in recreational sport and food/supplements for sportspeople; and will raise awareness of doping issues among stakeholders. Moreover, it represents a first opportunity to develop a Europe-wide network to assess good practices and develop new methods. This network can provide a basis for both future policy development and a long-term common approach in the prevention of doping in recreational sport."

More information about the project can be found here: http://www.europeactive.eu/projects/fair 

FAIR kickoffETSG

The Chairman of the Ulyanovsk Region Government, Mr. Aleksander A. Smekalin, along with the Russian Union of Martial Arts (RUMA) CEO, Mr. Ramil Gabbasov and his adviser on international issues, Ms. Anna Subbotina, were welcomed in the TAFISA Office to discuss their cooperation with TAFISA in the field of Martial Arts. 

RUMA Ulyanovsk
RUMA CEO Ramil Gabbasov with TAFISA Secretary General Wolfgang Baumann and Ulyanovsk Region Government Chairman Aleksander A. Smekalin at the TAFISA Office


The possible organization of a new type of Martial Arts / Sport for All Festival in the Ulyanovsk Region, Russia, was the main topic of the successful meeting. and TAFISA is looking forward further discussing this idea together with RUMA and the Ulyanovsk Region government in the future.