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ISF is offering grounds and opportunities for young athletes from all over the world to engage in ISF's global school sport events, and all related educational activities.
Therefore, it is with a great excitement that we inform the ISF members / cities that the bids for organising Gymnasiade: ISF School Winter Games 2021 and ISF School Summer Games 2022, and beyond, are open.
ISF School Winter Games | Gymnasiade is an international sport event for students of age 13-18, organised every two (odd), host 10 different winter sports disciplines and welcomes over 1000 participants from all over the World.
The inaugural event was held in 2018 and hosted by Grenoble and French School Sport Federation, in liaise with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Grenoble's Olympics. France welcomed the young athletes from all across the Globe and united them in a spirit of School Sport and Olympism.
Students did not only competed in their chosen winter sport disciplines, but engage in various activities on topics of education, sport and Olympic history, values known as Olympism and intercultural exchange. They also got to know the history and the culture of the city of Grenoble which 50 years ago lit the Olympic flame and hosted their older counterparts who today serve as their mentors.
The bid for 2021 is open. Read more on ISF School Winter Games.
ISF School Summer Games | Gymnasiade is the biggest School Sport event for youth athletes aged 13-18. It is being held every two (even) years, hosts between 12-18 different sport disciplines and welcomes over 3000 students from all over the world.
The bid for 2022 is open and presents a great opportunity to follow the example of Turkey, Morocco and China, the countries which enriched, and are still enriching, its development programmes with an international sport event. ISF Gymnasiade unites sport with education, and therefore contributes to a series of global development goals, from economic growth to youth schooling and health.
Not only youth get a chance to be mobile and explore the cultures of the world, ISF international sport events, along with the country's school sport programme, directly contribute to global health of all generations.
The bid for 2022 is open. Read more on ISF School Summer Games.
Pre applications can be sent to the ISF Secretariat using the application form.
Once the ISF Secretariat have received your application, a confirmation and the bid book will be sent to you in order to understand the different bidding phase and step to build your candidacy.
While the release focuses on Gymnasiade/ ISF School Summer / Winter Games, bids for the 2021/22, and beyond, World Schools Championships are also open. For WSCs available, follow the ISF calendar: www.isfsports.org/calendar
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