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Death of José Henrique Gascon

by Biel Pubill Soler in Uncategorised

Dear President of the Portuguese Federaçao de Jogos Tradicionais. We are heartily saddened by the news you have just shared with us about the sad loss of José Henrique Gascon, Secretary of the Direcçao Nacional da FPJ. We would like to convey our sincere condolences and send you a very affectionate greeting on behalf of all the members of the AEJeST.

Please convey our message of pain to the family and to your entire organization. Receive a very affectionate hug.

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2nd European Forum TSG

by José Ángel Hoyos Perote in Forums, II Forum, Uncategorised

The Organising Committee (AEJeST + INEFC) has already confirmed the 14 associations that will participate on 14 and 15 May 2021 in the 2nd European Forum of Traditional Games and Sports.

It has also confirmed the participation, on the opening day, of Mr. Necmeddin Bilal Erdoğan, President World Ethnosport Confederation y M. Joseph Rashidi Salumu, President African Association of Games and Traditional Sports.

He will be joined by Dr. Pere Lavega (President of AEJeST) and Dr. Eduard Inglés (Director of INEFC) to open the meeting.

Programme :

 Registration :

If you are interested in participating as a listener, you can do so until May 10 at the following link:

Important :

 If you have not received your certificate of attendance at the 1st Forum, please request it here:


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Death of Erwan Evenou

by Biel Pubill Soler in Uncategorised

Dear members of the AEJeST, we sadly inform the death of Erwan Evenou. He dedicated more than 50 years of his life to various actions and positions of responsibility, including the role of president of the Gouren Federation.


On behalf of the European Association of Traditional Sports and Games, we would like to express our deepest condolences to his family and to the Gouren Federation.

Kind regards,

Pere Lavega

President of the AEJeST

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AEJeST participates in the European project TRAWECU

by Biel Pubill Soler in Uncategorised

Using traditional wrestling as a medium of cultural tourism and local development / TRAWECU

The project (2021 – 2022) will be led by Palestikos Omilos Kalon Dentron (Kala Dentra Wrestling Club) with a consortium of selected project partners with complementary experience, knowledge and expertise. All partners have experience in the field of TSG as well as in research for alternative routes combining local development, tourism and the cultural and educational aspect.

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by Felipe Gonzalo in Uncategorised

REMEMBER that Monday 16 March is the last day for pre-registration to participate in the GA.

It is very important for the organization to know the number of participants in order to reserve accommodation.

Afterwards, a final registration period will be opened.

Pre-Registration Assambly. Applycation Form

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The African TSG Association opens a Website

by Biel Pubill Soler in Meetings, Uncategorised

The AJJST was created at the end of 2018 and has set up a regional organization. Six major regions have been created: North Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean. The organization is affiliated to ITSGA.

A website has also been opened: more on

A series of meetings will be scheduled to consolidate the organization of the AJJST. The 1st took place from December 10 to 14, 2019 in Tunis.

Meeting with Mr the Minister of Culture and Mrs the Governor of the Region

The Tunis meeting saw the AJJST takes the historical decision to start a TSG inventory. It is an enormous task which is necessary because Africa has an immense cultural heritage and this which must be preserved. The video above shows one of the ways envisaged to gather information.

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President Pere Lavega confirmed to President Joseph Rashidi Salumu of the AAJST the support of the AEJeST for this action.

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Traditional Sports and Games in schools programmes

by Biel Pubill Soler in Uncategorised

The recognition of TSGs through their integration into the school curriculum is one of the major AEJeST objectives. This is what motivated the declaration of Verona in 2015 (see text). Appel Verona 2015 En 2

This article makes a non exhaustive point of the last decisions going in the direction of TSG recognition through their integration in the school programs.


Iran:  The Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, in charge of Culture, said last week: “Support for the development of indigenous and local sports is a priority.”
It was during a competition that took place at the beginning of May in Quchan (North East), that during a conversation with journalists, Minister Abdulhamid Ahmadi said: “We must support sports programs for villages, and traditional sports. The Ministry and the Federation of Indigenous and Local Games will vigorously organize international events in the field of rural and nomadic sports, as well as indigenous games, with special credits for this section. ”

Spain, Canaria: Friday 8 of February was published the new Canarian law on sport. One chapter is about TSG. “The Canary Islands administration will be guided by the following guiding principles for the recovery, maintenance and development of indigenous and traditional sports and games as an integral part of our culture:
– The organization of leisure and sports activities contributing to reinforce one’s own cultural identity.
– The training of technical staff, arbitration and sports judges.
– The establishment of promotion programs and techniques, especially those intended for the sports initiation of young people of school age.


Philippines: The National Assembly of Philippines has approved a law to preserve the indigenous games of the country. Last end of December 2018 was voted the “Philippine Indigenous Games Preservation Act”. The law (with departments of Culture and Education), will initiate measures to preserve indigenous games in the country, including their inclusion in the appropriate part of the curriculum in the basic education system of the schools.


Andorra, Spain: In September 2018, the official physical education programs of the Principality of Andorra included traditional sports games, sports, dances, nature activities and motor practices (with or without competition).     in “Programmes

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Virtual library of traditional games and sports

by Biel Pubill Soler in Publication, Uncategorised

Our colleague and friend Alexey Kylasov, President of Ethnosport World Society is preparing to create a virtual library on traditional games and sports. As a first action, he wants to share in open access a book he wrote that explains the process of institutionalization and sportification of TSG in modern society. The book released by academic publishers and indexed by Thomson Reuter:

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300 Primary School students participate in the 1st Traditional Games Exhibition of the Faculty of Education (University of Zaragoza)

by Biel Pubill Soler in Uncategorised

This action is the result of an innovation project coordinated by Carmen Fernández Amat,professor of the Musical Education Area, and carried out with the support of the Musical, Plastic and Corporal Expression Department of the Faculty of Education. She is also member of Council Board of the International Association of Traditional Games and Sports (AEJeST).

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AEJeST in UNESCO (Paris, 8th December 2017)

by Biel Pubill Soler in Meetings, Uncategorised, UNESCO

París, 8 de diciembre de 2017

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