1-7 October 2020, Lisbon, Portugal 7th TAFISA World Sport for All Games





Games & Sports



João Pedro Graça

João Pedro Graça

Executive Director

Dear friends and Tafisa members from around the world.

Tafisa's 7th World Games are organized by the Portuguese Confederation of Sport by delegation of the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth and in partnership with the Lisbon City Council. We will develop all activities in sequence with the European Sport Week 2020 and looking at Lisbon European Capital of Sport 2021. We promise to offer you an unforgettable experience and the support of an experienced and competent team.

We are prepared and willing to welcome you with all your multicultural and sporting skills that are undoubtedly unique and spectacular.

We welcome you to Portugal and Lisbon.

Prof. Ju-Ho Chang

Prof. Ju-Ho Chang

TAFISA President

We can say with certainty that the discovery of the world we live in has been completed in the last century. As adventurous explorers initiated it many centuries ago – we are celebrating, this year, the 500th Anniversary of the first journey around the world by Portuguese Captain Magellan – the last mountains have now been conquered, the most remote areas have been explored, and mankind has ventured into the depth of the sea and flown to outer space.

The rapid advancement of technology has made the world completely accessible, but still many aspects of human culture remain to be discovered. We are unfamiliar with the cultures and traditions of other countries, unaware of the similarities as humans, and unaccustomed to accepting our differences.

The 7th TAFISA World Sport for All Games in Lisbon, Portugal will offer a voyage of discovery around the world. It will highlight the importance of Traditional Sports and Games throughout history in the lives of the people on all the continents.

For seven amazing days, the City of Lisbon will be the museum for global culture and tradition which were kept alive around the world. It will be the focal point in the minds of the world as the Sport and Cultural Capital, rich in tradition and personality, while providing an opportunity to discover Traditional Sports and Games from around the world.

The World comes together in Lisbon, Portugal, to enjoy diversity, experiences, new friendship and cultural pride despite race, nationality, religion, gender, age, etc. accepting each other and their differences.

TAFISA and the Games’ host, IPDJ, look forward to welcoming you and sharing experiences on October 1 – 7, 2020. I am sure the days in Lisbon will be happy and memorable, to be treasured for many years to come.


Game Hosts

1992 Bonn, Germany
1996 Bangkok, Thailand
2000 Hannover, Germany
2008 Busan, Korea
2012 Siauliai, Lithuania
2016 Jakarta, Indonesia
2020 Lisbon, Portugal
2024 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia


Local Organization


Local Organization

República Portuguesa
Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude, I. P.
Confederação do Desporto de Portugal
Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
Complexo de Piscinas,
Av. Pierre Coubertin,
Centro Desportivo Nacional do Jamor
1495-751 Cruz-Quebrada, Portugal
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