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.