The TAFISA Games is a week-long spectacular display of colour, dance, sports, culture, peace, friendship and fun. The Games festival offers a voyage of discovery around the globe, as delegations from every corner of the world showcase their Traditional Sports and Games (TSG), as well as unique and interesting modern sports (extreme, beach and new sports are just some examples).
TAFISA World Sport for All Games typically attract up to 50.000 participants and visitors from up to 100 countries, and has often been under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
The primary objectives of the Games are to:
The Games typically include demonstrations, friendly competitions, cultural events, shows, conferences and expos.
In 2028, Riyadh will welcome 1,000 Sport for All amateurs from 100 countries and 70,000 participants and visitors to the 9th TAFISA World Sport for All Games! TAFISA and Saudi Sports for All Federation are proud to announce that the 9th TAFISA World Sport for All Games 2028 will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, following the election of the Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) as host by the TAFISA General Assembly. This will be the first time the event takes place in the MENA region.
The 9th TAFISA World Sport for All Games in Riyadh follow the principles of TAFISA Mission 2030 “For a Better World through Sport for All”, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, and the Saudi Sports for All Federation's strategy to increase physical activity in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Existing facilities and open spaces in Riyadh will welcome the event and further encourage their long-term use by citizens for their daily Sport for All and physical activity needs. The Host will develop a sustainability strategy to ensure the TAFISA Games are environmentally friendly.
Bidding for the 8th TAFISA Sport for All Games 2024 is now open!
We are inviting all members of the Global Sport for All Movement to apply or share within their network to help us identify the host for this flagship event.
More information can be found in the TAFISA Games 2024 Information Deck.
If your organisation or country is interested in hosting this event, or if you know one who is, please register your interest at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RoITAFISAGames2024
The TAFISA Games is open to all and traditionally gathers participants from four target groups:
TAFISA Member Organisations are invited to send one or more delegations to demonstrate their local, national or regional Traditional sports and/or Game(s). Selected “Invited Delegations” will receive significant support from the Organising Committee, including:
** For up to 10 members of the official delegation.
Delegations that are not selected to receive special support from the OC, or that are not TAFISA members, are still welcome to attend the Games at their own cost.
TAFISA members are welcome to host friendly competitions or championships of their own sport or game, while still under the official banner of the Games. This gives our members the opportunity to be recognised as part of the event while providing to their own athletes with the opportunity to compete, using their own unique rules.
The Games welcomes local and international spectators to experience Traditional Sports and Games from all over the world first hand.
Parties interested in sponsoring the Games or exhibiting their products or services at the Games should contact the TAFISA Office.
The 6th edition of the TAFISA World Sport for All Games took place form October 6th to 12th, 2016, in Jakarta, Indonesia. With the theme “Unity in Diversity”, the Games gathered some 35.000 participants from 83 countries, including 2.500 internationals and more than 100 sports and games.
The 7th TAFISA World Sport for All Games in Lisbon, Portugal, the first edition to take place as a hybrid event allowing the audience to enjoy the Games through an online platform, recorded over 15,000 views and close to 20,000 people reached on social networks between 18 and 24 June 2021.
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