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24th FIEP International Congress in Foz do Iguacu in Brazil
During the days 10th – 14th of January 2009 the 24th FIEP International Congress was held in Foz do Iguacu in Brazil. Congress is traditionaly the biggest FIEP event in Latin America. More than 3000 participants from more than 20 countries of the world participated this year.
Participants of the Congress honored the memory of late president of the FIEP World, prof. Manuel Tubino from Brazil. As a part of the Congress there were many accompanying events such as VI. Latin-American Science Congress, V. CONFEF Ethic Seminary, III. Physical Education Forum of MERCOSUL countries, 1st Physical Education and Sport History Seminary and International Football Meeting.
Congress was also related with the celebration of 60th FIEP anniversary in Brazil and Latin America and inauguration of Almir Gruhn et al.book: „60 years of FIEP in Brazil“. On the ocassion of the celebration, a new post stamp was published by brazilian post and many celebrities from all over the world were awarded with the Prof. Sylvio Jose Raso’s Medal for their share on the Physical Education and sport development in Brazil and in Latin America.
Practical courses were also important associate event and they run every day in three cycles – morning, midday and evening. II. International Tchoukball tournament Jacinta F. Targo trophy was also part.
Formal program was completed by traditional FIEP TOP Brazil Awards for the best physical education teachers, best publications and best websites. Gold and Silver Cross of Honor for the 2008 year were given to many personalities of the physical education and sports in Latin America as well. To the formal program always belongs traditional Miss of the congress vote and visit of the FIEP House of Physical Education. Congress agenda was transmited via internet by TV Virtual FIEP and many brazil TV-stations were also interested.
Important part of the congress was also FIEP delegates meeting, where questions of the FIEP future after unexpected death of president Manuel Tubino and new FIEP World Directorial Board structure were discussed.
25th FIEP International Congress in Foz do Iguacu in Brazil will take part on 16th – 20th January 2010 and more information will be gradually publicated on www.congressofiep.com.