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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part A

European Union policies for the rights of citizens to participate in sport


Author(s): Vasilios Oikonomou, Marios Papaloukas, Konstantinos Georgiadis and Georgios Kipreos

Abstract: "Sport for All" is the sporting movement of modern life that dictates the conscious choice of movement for the benefit of health, well-being, good physical condition, mental health, entertainment, social inclusion and social cohesion. The right of citizens to participate in sport is reflected in several legislative texts, as a political and moral commitment by the member countries of Europe. The present study aims, in the light of the law and international legal approach, to investigate whether sport is a right, how this right is guaranteed legally, whether it is satisfied and to what extent. The method of analyzing the rules of law, de lege lata, the method that teaches how to grasp the meaning of the rules of positive law, the rules of the applicable law, is used to achieve the purpose of the investigation, since these rules are the result of deliberate will of the legislator. Finally, the study examines the correlation of sport with the satisfaction of the public interest in the country's economic, educational and cultural life. The conclusions of this study could help to understand the legal status and entity of sport in order to develop the appropriate strategic planning of the "Sport for All" movement and the prospect of securing these activities for the benefit of the citizens.

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How to cite this article:
Vasilios Oikonomou, Marios Papaloukas, Konstantinos Georgiadis, Georgios Kipreos. European Union policies for the rights of citizens to participate in sport. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(4):29-34.
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