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Amherd want twice as many sports recruits

More sports recruits, more women, more youth sports, and more Integration To the 75-year anniversary of the Swiss sports promotion has been defined by Federal councillor Viola Amherd on Wednesday night sporting goals for the future.

The elite sport recruit school will be starting next year expanded. The goal is to double the number of sports recruits by 2023, as the Federal office for sports (Baspo) writes in a message.

The width of the sport, the focus is on the sports programme for youth sports. The head of the Department of defence, civil protection and Sport (VBS) to include more sports in the program. The offer for disabled children and young people should be strengthened and the Integration of the Affected help. More Amherd would like to strengthen in sports, specifically the promotion of women.

At the anniversary celebration in Magglingen also Amherds on Wednesday took four VBS-previous part: Federal councillor Guy Parmelin, Federal President Ueli Maurer and the old Federal councillors Samuel Schmid and Adolf Ogi. They looked back on the history of the Institution.

Guisans "sports command"

The Swiss Federal gymnastics and sports school in Magglingen took in 1944 to their operation. Previously, General Henri Guisan had wished to produce fitter soldiers for the case of an emergency. In 1966, a research Institute came to be. The increasing social and political importance of sport finally led in 1999 to the Reorganisation of the Federal office for Sport. Today, all the major sectors of the Swiss promotion of Sport: training, infrastructure, sports policy to unite under its roof.

In Magglingen and the national sports centre, where athletes, sport science support and training possibilities to find. At the Swiss Federal Institute of sports in Magglingen Bachelor's and master's degree programs as well as training can be completed.

From Magglingen well-known Sports emerged variables, such as, for example, ski jumper Simon Ammann, athlete Markus Ryffel, ball putters Werner Günthör, fencer, Gianna Hablützel-Bürki or the Bernese swing kings Kilian Wenger, Matthias Sempach and Matthias Glarner. (sda/red)

Created: 06.11.2019, 18:31 PM

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