Umbria Ready to Host 2nd TAFISA European Sport for All Games 2022
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Umbria Ready to Host 2nd TAFISA European Sport for All Games 2022
Save the Date! 23–29 September 2022

Only a few months to go until the Italian Federation of Traditional Games and Sports (FIGeST) welcomes the TAFISA family to the Italian region of Umbria, host of the 2nd TAFISA European Sport for All Games.
From 23 to 29 September 2022, Perugia is set to be the European Capital of Sport for All, gathering hundreds of participants from the continent and beyond, coming together to demonstrate their Traditional Sports and Games and new sports.

Stay tuned as registrations will open and official invitation swill be sent in January–February 2022.

Discover Umbrian Traditions 

Following the success of the event’s first edition which was held in the province of Fryslan in the Netherlands, participants will have the chance to discover the region of Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy. Umbria’s artistic testimonies, spiritual suggestions and environmental peculiaritie are perfectly linked and harmonized. You be surprised by the hills covered with lush forests and softened by the valleys designed by streams, lakes and waterfalls, enchanted by the villages and castles symbol of a past rich in history, art and culture, and conquered by the culinary excellence – fruit of love for the land and nature.

Your trip to Umbria will be a precious moment to explore wonderful places as the Games will bring you to demonstrate your sports and games and participate in events in Perugia, the birthplace of Pinturicchio, la Fontana Maggiore (the 2nd TAFISA European Sport for All Games logo is inspired by this symbol of Perugia) and world famous music festival Umbria Jazz, Gualdo Tadino with the important event of the Giochi de le Porte, Gubbio and the charm of the Ceri, Assisi home of San Francesco, Todi and the Tempio della Consolazione, Foligno and the Giostra della Quintana, Spoleto, cradle of the Festival dei Due Mondi, Orvieto and the Duomo, Narni heart of the Middle Ages and Terni, city of St. Valentine and the Cascata delle Marmore.

Each host city, through local communities and clubs, will warmly welcome delegations and ensure that internationals meet locals in a succession of unforgettable festivities.
Perugia’s Corso Vannucci, Palazzo dei Priori and Fontana Maggiore

A Celebration of Traditional Sports and Games

Italy and Umbria are a treasure trove of Traditional Sports and Games. Delegations will not only come from all corners of the continent, but also from all regions of Italy to present the 20 disciplines that FIGeST is representing, including the famous Lancio della Forma di Formaggio (Launch of the Cheese). In total, more than 50 different sports are disciplines will be showcased next September in Umbria.

Strong Support from Local Authorities

The 2nd TAFISA European Sport for All Games will be held under the patronage of CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee) as well as the cities of Perugia – where the Opening Ceremony and most events will take place – and Gualdo Tadino, which will host the Closing Ceremony.

The Municipality of Perugia’s Mayor Andrea Romizi and Assessor for Sport Clara Pastorelli expressed their excitement to play host for the event and assured that “the Municipality of Perugia wants to get to this event in the best possible way because it is an important event in terms of visibility but also for the relaunch of Traditional Sports and Games and our historical centres".

The Regional President of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI Umbria), Domenico Ignozza, noted that “Perugia will be at the centre of a very important event at international level and CONI is happy to support activities such as the one that TAFISA has proposed. We are not presenting a competitive activity, but a festival that, by bringing TSG to the historical centres of our Umbrian cities will be useful, especially in this period, to relaunch a new culture of sport".

TAFISA Secretary General highlighted that “The scope of the 2nd TAFISA European Sport for All Games in Perugia and Umbria next year will be never seen before on the continent. Perugia and FIGeST will be the protagonists who will make this event a success in a country, Italy, which is admired by the whole world for its traditions, culture, history but also when it comes to sport and Sport for All. Sport for All allows us to face the most current challenges, such as the pandemic, and will allow us to reunite people and bring them together in a joyful atmosphere. Traditional Sports and Games, at the centre of the event, can be a very important example of how to return to and celebrate life, and a crucial vehicle to preserve the values and cultural heritage of the past".

FIGeST President Enzo Casadidio underlined that “In Perugia, delegates and sports enthusiasts from 30 European countries and beyond will be able to demonstrate their TSG and learn about the many activities of our Federation, under whose banner are grouped some twenty specialties that involve thousands of athletes and members every day. These are sports linked to the territory and traditions of Italy, thanks to which the country is known throughout the world".
Andrea Romizi (Mayor of Perugia), Enzo Casadidio (FIGeST President), Wolfgang Baumann (TAFISA Secretary General)

We look forward to welcoming you to Umbria, Italy, on 2329 September 2022!

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