IAKS Japan welcomes knowledge exchange on sports facilities
The International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) Japan welcomed IAKS Spain for knowledge exchange in January 2020. The meeting on 15th January was their first official collaboration seminar at the International House of Japan, Tokyo.
The International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities is a non-profit organisation devoted to sports buildings and leisure centres.
IAKS Spain President Jesús Del Barrio Díez shared the topic "Spanish Sports Infrastructure: Strategies for Utilizing School Sports Facilities and High-Performance Sports Centers".
Del Barrio Díez explained how sports facilities had changed through the Barcelona Olympic and Paralympic Games. Elite sports facilities had improved and school facilities had opened for everyone. Most significantly, the image of the facilities had changed by the collaboration of many divisions, including the government, local authorities, school teachers, and citizens.
Now sports facilities are regarded as a place for everyone. The participants liked the idea that sports facilities are no longer restricted to top athletes or students.
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