ACTIVITIES OF THE SPORTS FEDERATION FOR THE
DISABLED OF SLOVENIA
The Sports Federation for the
Disabled of Slovenia (SFDS)
is a special national organisation for the disabled. It was established in
1950 based on the activities of the Sports Commission of the Disabled War
Veteran Association of Slovenia (ZVVI). Since then the Federation's
programme has been altered many times and today it focuses on competitive
and top quality sports for Slovenia's disabled people. The Federation was
founded by the national disabled associations that play an extremely
important role in familiarising the disabled with the possibilities and
the positive effects of participation in sporting activities.
a part of its programme the SFDS organises approximately thirty National
Championships every year with about 1,000 participants. Each year some 60
to 110 disabled people of all disabled groups attend official
international competitions for the disabled (European and World
Championships, World Games, Paralympic Games) in different sports.
Educating the disabled about sports for the disabled, publishing and
development of quality personnel are important parts of the Federation's
WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS
is a member of 15 different organisations for sports for the disabled. The
most important among them is the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
that is also responsible for the preparation of the Paralympic Games.
SPORTS FOR THE DISABLED IN SLOVENIA
the main organisation for the sports for the disabled in Slovenia, the
SFDS represents sports of all the disabled in sport, expert and other
institutions. The SFDS is a member of the Olympic Committee of Slovenia
and also represents the disabled in dealing with current and long-term
issues within the Ministry of Education and Sport and in other national
activities and its programmes are mostly financed from the resources of
the Foundation for the Financing of Disabled and Humanitarian
Organisations drawn from lottery funds and partially from the national
budget of the Republic of Slovenia.
large effort has been made recently to attract sponsors for these
activities for disabled people.
In order to obtain
donations, the SFDS formed the Paralympic
Fund this year, co-founded by Miro
Cerar, Brigita Bukovec,
Janez Čadež, Miloš Kovačič
and Mitja Meršol.