According to Peeter Lusmägi, head of Sport for All of the Estonian Olympic Committee, the goal of the challenge is to increase the number of Estonian residents who regularly engage in fitness activities. “According to studies of physical activity in Estonia, only ca 40% of adults and just a fifth of schoolchildren get sufficient physical load. Positive impacts of fitness activities are well known – better health, higher ability to study and work, prevention of lifestyle-related illnesses, bigger number of years of healthy life, better mood, and less stress. I hope that those who accept the invitation of the Week of Sport in September will acquire a permanent habit of practicing all sorts of fitness-related activities, and manage to draw their family members, friends and workmates to them as well”, said Lusmägi.
How to participate in the Week of Sport challenge?
- Register for participation in the Sport of Week challenge HERE
- After registration, during September you will be able to upload your fitness records
- Activities that you can choose and perform at any suitable location include running, walking, cycling, rollerblading, and other fitness-related activities.
- All participants who enter at least 10 fitness-related actions will enter a raffle in which we will draw many different prizes, such as running sneakers, Tokyo 2020 Olympic books, Tokyo 2020 clothes. The Estonian Olympic Committee will publish results of the raffle on website www.spordinadal.ee not later than on 15 October.
The goal of the Week of Sport is to offer positive experience related to fitness activities to as many Estonian residents as possible. Patrons, motivators, and role models of the Week of Sport 2021 are alpinist Krisli Melesk, member of the Athletes' Commission of the Estonian Olympic Committee and recently retired speed skater Saskia Alusalu, television journalists Hannes Hermaküla, Keili Sükijainen, Reet Linna, musicians Artjom Savitski and Inger, and rector of TalTech Tiit Land. You can find more information on website www.spordinadal.ee.