The COB participates in the debate on the National Sports Plan

The Sports Commission of the Chamber of Deputies debated this Tuesday 10/05, the bill 409/22, which creates the National Sports Plan (PND). The Chamber of Deputies approved the emergency request for the project to create the PND, which should be put to the vote at the end of the month. The Olympic Committee of Brazil (COB) was one of the guests of the round table proposed by MP Afonso Hamm (PP-RS). Rogério Sampaio, General Manager of the COB and Olympic champion, represented the entity and proposed a debate on the proposed objective for high performance in the PND.

“I understand that greater diversity of sports with representation in the Olympics means that we have greater democratization of the Olympic movement, allowing to have idols in different sports, which will inspire new generations, with profiles, biotypes and we will make sport even more universal. This will help make Brazil a more plural country in sport. The more athletes we have in more sports at the Olympic Games, creating idols and inspiring new generations, the better we will translate the work of all entities involved in the National Sports Plan,” said Roger.

Rogério also showed, through the numbers, how Law 13,756, better known as the Lotteries Law, which allocates approximately 1.7% of the amount wagered in all federal lotteries in the country to the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB ), boosted Brazilian sport. “At Barcelona 1992, Brazil won three medals, with 197 athletes and finished in 25th place, considering only gold medals. From 2004, when the COB began to rely on resources of the lottery, the results began to grow with each edition of the Olympic Games, culminating with 21 medals in Tokyo 2020 and 12th place in the medal table.This resource was fundamental for us in order to be able to create a structure to meet all the needs of the athlete,” he added.

The objectives of the plan include the democratization and universalization of access to sport; decentralize the management of public sports policies; encourage the practice of educational and participatory sports for the entire population; encourage the development of sporting talents and improve the performance of athletes; and combat physical inactivity by encouraging the creation of active communities.

Photo: Elaine Menke/House of Representatives

“We understand the importance of articulation between sports managers, whether at the federal, state or municipal level, and other areas, such as education, health and national defense, and we understand that this debate will be an important step in promoting this interaction,” Rep. Hamm said.

During Tuesday’s session, Mizael Conrado, President of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB); Ana Moser, founder of Atletas pelo Brasil; Humberto Panzetti, President of the Brazilian Association of Municipal Sports and Recreation Secretaries; Pedro Trengrouse, legal adviser to the presidency of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), among others.

During the first round table, held last Thursday, 05/05, Diego Tonietti, from the Ministry of Citizenship; Maria Luciana Nóbrega, from the Ministry of Education; Fabiana Azevedo, from the Ministry of Health; Luciano Cabral, President of the Brazilian Confederation of University Sports (CBDU); Antônio Hora, President of the Brazilian Confederation of School Sports (CBDE); Carlos Eilert, 2nd Vice-President of the Federal Council for Physical Education (CONFEF); Major Brigadeiro do Ar R/1 José Isaias Carvalho Neto, adviser to the Ministry of Defence), among others.

*With information from the Câmara de Notícias agency

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