National Olympic Committee of Lithuania Olympic Education Forum attracts record number of participants
The National Olympic Committee of Lithuania’s (LNOC’s) Olympic Education Forum attracted a record 1,300 participants this year as it was held virtually for the first time.
The topic of this year’s Forum was “Physical Literacy: a Different Point of View”. Educators, coaches, representatives of municipalities, sport and education sectors joined the event to listen to the presentations and the discussions of internationally recognized experts.
The participants of the Forum were welcomed by the First Lady of Lithuania Diana Nausėdienė, Minister of Education, Science and Sport Jurgita Šiugždinienė, Olympic champion, LNOC President Daina Gudzinevičiūtė.
“When we speak about literacy, we usually think about reading and writing. However, physical literacy is of no less importance in an individual’s life. Fundamental movement skills, motivation and responsibility are essential to be physically active for life. Physical literacy is the key to creating a healthier society, therefore it is a question that needs to be addressed by the leaders,” said the member of the International Olympic Committee Daina Gudzinevičiūtė.
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