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Paralympic Committee of Chile President Alberto Varga participates in “Sports and quality of life: Institutions and their challenges”

People in a group. The Minister of Sport Natalia Riffo attended the National Congress to intervene in the "Sports and Life Quality: Institutions and Challenges" seminar, organized by the sports committee of the Chamber of Deputies and the Chilean Association of Municipalities. Valparaiso, Chile. Image credit: Max Montecinos / Instituto Nacional de Deportes de Chile

On Thursday, Paralympic Committee of Chile President Alberto Varga participated in a seminar titled, “Sports and quality of life: Institutions and their challenges”. Varga’s speech focused on the experiences and best practices of the organization as it related to sports, health and social integration for people with disabilities.


The mayor of Peñalolén and President of the Sports Commission of the Chilean Association of Municipalities Carolina Leitao also presented in the same track, and talked about some about disability sports in local neighborhoods, without making a distinction between serving able bodied populations and those with disabilities.

The seminar was organized by Comisión de Deportes that is part of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile based in Valparaíso, a body who is interested in developing national public policies for sport in Chile. The seminar was attended by Sports Minister Natalia Riffo, and Deputy Chairperson of the Sports Commission of the Lower House Jaime Pilowsky, Instituto Nacional de Deportes de Chile Director Néstor Marín, Vice President of the Olympic Committee of Chile Miguel Angel Mujica, Erica Olivera and Gabriel “Coca” Mendoza.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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