TAFISA Bulletin 2013


Champion of

Recognised by

Regional Tafisa Bodies



PASFAF - Pan American Federation of Sport for All

ASFAA - Asian Sport for All Association

Supported by

Programs & Events

To encourage as many people around the world as possible to become involved in Sport for All and physiacl activity, TAFISA has developed a wide range of programs and events, that range for single day mass physical activity events to targeted, regional education programs. TAFISA programs and events include:

TAFISA World Walking Day PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 March 2010 18:06


On the first weekend in October every year since 1991, millions of participants around the world have taken to the streets to share in TAFISA World Walking Day.  This year, for the first time, TAFISA WWD will be for the whole month of October to encourage integrating physical activity into everyday lives, and align with the second ask of Designed To Move.  Of course, the weekend of 4th and 5th October will still be a special time with flagship events around the world, but TAFISA will welcome all walking events in the month of October to the TAFISA WWD calendar.


Make everyday your World Walking Day

TAFISA member organisations from every corner of the globe are invited to register their walking events in the month of October to the TAFISA WWD.  Of course, new events organized especially for the TAFISA WWD celebration are always welcome!

Let’s make this year the biggest year yet.  In past years TAFISA has had more than 12 million participants in over 300 walking events worldwide!

The day is open to citizens of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and genders, and organisers benefit from a free promotional package supplied by TAFISA which includes:

  • Use of the official title “World Walking Day“
  • Use of official artwork, including logo and posters
  • TAFISA handbook “How to organize Walking Events”
  • Promotion of event via TAFISA and our website
  • Integration of the event into the official WWD Calendar


Join us this October 2014 for TAFISA World Walking Day! More information will be posted on this site about participating in WWD 2014 shortly.  Stay tuned!


» TAFISA WWD 2014 Brochure
» WWD 2014 Registration Form



Last Updated on Saturday, 20 September 2014 20:25
TAFISA World Challenge Day PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 May 2010 15:29

The TAFISA World Challenge Day is a friendly international competition in Sport for All and physical activity where communities of similar sizes from around the world compete against each other to motivate as many people as possible be physically active for only 15 minutes on a single day.  The event is a fun day that creates awareness and enthusiasm for fitness and active living in the participating communities. 

World Challenge Day is open to communities of any size from any country, and since its beginning in 1991, TAFISA World Challenge Day has been growing rapidly every year!

In 2010, the concept of the event was updated to include both the traditional One-On-One Community Competition and the new World Challenge Day Cup.  Communities participating in WCD are automatically included in both competitions.


In 2014, alongside the traditional WCD around the world, TAFISA piloted a new concept for WCD with select cities from its SportCityNet project in Europe.  TAFISA hopes to roll this exciting new format out for all countries in 2015. For more information, please see the links below or contact the TAFISA office.


» TAFISA WCD Intro Booklet




World Challenge Day 2014 – Wednesday 28th May

It is with great excitement that TAFISA announces the results of TAFISA World Challenge Day 2014, held on Wednesday, 28th May.

This year we had more than 48 million people in over 40 countries rising to the challenge.  The results of the TAFISA World Challenge Day Cup are shown below.

TAFISA World Challenge Day Cup Winners:


Categories 4 & 5:   
Macau, China with 43% population participating
Category 3:
Budapest N. District, Hungary with 74% population participating
Category 2:
Itapipoca, Brazil with 57% of population participating
Category 1:
Aizubange, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan with 66% of population participating
Category 1a: International Cheer Union, USA with 153% anticipated participants involved
TAFISA World Kids’ Challenge Day: Lublin, Poland with 61% school children participating


The full results can be found via the following link.


» TAFISA World Challenge Day 2014 Results


More Information:

Please see flyer and intro booklet linked above for more information, or contact the TAFISA office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

World Challenge Day History

It all began in Canada, 1983: The city of Saskatoon initiated the first Canadian Challenge Day. Over fifty other communities accepted the Challenge – and more than 650.000 people took part. From Canada the Challenge has taken its highly successful course around the world and gained international recognition. Apart from the national events international rivalries including communities from all over the world have become the rule and paved the way for the World Challenge Day. TAFISA launched the international event and has coordinated the World Challenge Day (formerly International Challenge Day) since 1990. Since then more than 50 countries with thousands of communities and millions of participants have made the event the largest in the history of Sport for All.



TAFISA World Challenge Day 2013

» World Challenge Day Cup 2013
» World Challenge Day Results Announcement 2013


TAFISA World Challenge Day 2012

» Winners of World Challenge Day Cup 2012


TAFISA World Challenge Day 2011

» Winners of World Challenge Day Cup 2011
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 19:19
Winners of World Challenge Day Cup 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 June 2010 18:34






Category 1 (<20.000)

Kita-Hiroshima town in Toyohira area





Category 2 (20.000 – 100.000)

Veliko Tarnovo





Category 3 (100.000 – 250.000)






Category 4 (250.000 – 1 million)






Category 5 (>1 million)






Last Updated on Monday, 21 June 2010 20:16
TAFISA World Congresses PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 May 2010 15:28

Sport for All: Building Bridges
10th to 14th November 2011




Senator Wilfried Lemke, Under-Secretary-General

Special Advisor to the Secretary General, UN


Speaker on “Cultures and Countries”

Mr. Sam Ramsamy

IOC Executive Board Member & Chairman of the IOC Sport for All Commission


Speaker on “Elite Sport and Sport for All”

Prof. Dr. Margaret Talbot

President of ICSSPE (International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education)


Speaker on “Sport Science and Practice”

Ms. Golda El-Khoury

Chief of Youth, Sport and Physical Education Section, UNESCO


Speaker on “Traditional and Modern Sport”

Ms. Raija Mattila

Co-chair of the International Working Group on Women and Sports based in Finland.


Speaker at the Workshop on Women in Sport for All


The 2011 TAFISA General Assembly took place in Antalya, Turkey on November 11, 2011 during the TAFISA World Congress.  The Minutes of the meeting is attached for your information.

Please also find attached the Global Alliance Paper and Special Newsletter that resulted from the Congress.





» Special Newsletter - Congress Edition

» GA Minutes

» Global Alliance


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