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Gudrun Doll-Tepper at MINEPS IV in Athens

On the occasion of MINEPS IV*, which took place from 6-8 December, 2004 in

Athens, ICSSPE President Prof. Dr. Gudrun Doll-Tepper again demanded that the

results of the world-wide survey on physical education should lead to changes

in national laws.

Human right for all children

"The Berlin Agenda, that was accepted in November 1999, as well as the

results of MINEPS III, demand the establishment of physical education as a

human right for all children. Enough declarations exist", Gudrun

Doll-Tepper explained during the conference, "but the implementation of

decisions have to be made world-wide. There is scientific documentation, on how

quality physical education positively influences the performance of children in

all areas."

Role of Physical Education and Sport in Education

During MINEPS IV, she presented the findings of the SpinEd project (The Role of

Physical Education and Sport in Education) which was carried out by ICSSPE and

the Canterbury Christ Church University College and proved the relevance of

physical education in school.

The international project has been financially supported by the IOC.

Plans to hold a 2nd World Summit

As a consequence of these results, Gudrun Doll-Tepper also announced plans to

hold a 2nd World Summit on Physical Education in Autumn 2005, to give

suggestions on how to implement recommendations of the 1st World Summit

(Berlin, 1999), MINEPS III (Punta del Este, Uruguay 1999) and of MINEPS IV.

These suggestions would be implemented at the national level.

Anti-Doping convention

Also on the agenda of MINEPS IV was discussion of an international Anti-Doping

convention which will allow UNESCO member states to adopt the WADA (World

Anti-Doping Agency) Code into national law. Open for discussion was the

question of how this convention could be implemented, along with other

international instruments, prior to the Olympic Winter Games in Turin,


Discrimination against women in sport

The third item on the agenda was the continuing discrimination against women in

sport, despite an existing anti-discrimination convention. The situation of

women in sport, especially their small number in leading positions, will be the

main issue of the International Sport, Women and Leadership Conference in

Berlin from 09-11 December, 2004.

*International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials for Sport and

Physical Education

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