The UTS Virtual Sports Festival will be an unprecedented event which became a reality as a result of the world lockdown. 

It will be the first time that the world of sport will unite online and celebrate sport from the safety of their homes. The sport will always find a way to be practiced and competed, and the Virtual Sports Festival will become an event which will include Olympic and non-Olympic sports. 

After the IFMA Muaythai Virtual Championships the journey will continue where the athletes will join over 60 other sports organisations on the biggest virtual platform celebrating the Olympic, Paralympic and Special Olympic values. 

The event is patronised by IOC, IPC and Special Olympics and the finals will be held in celebration of the United N World Children Day. 

An important press release was published last week with the support of so many sports organisations with the IOC President making an important statement. It is another sign of the importance of this event. 

IOC President Dr Thomas Bach said: “The current coronavirus crisis has proven that sport and an active lifestyle can save lives. With its own campaigns, the IOC has been working since the beginning of the crisis to make it even more evident how important sport is for physical and mental health, in particular in times of lockdown, social distancing and uncertainty. The IOC is excited that the UTS Virtual Youth Festival 2020 is inviting youth of all abilities and backgrounds from the international sports community. We have given patronage to the UTS Virtual Youth Festival 2020 and will also play an active part.”

During a time when the postponed Olympic and Paralympic Games should have taken place IPC President, Andrew Parsons stated: “Never has sport and the need to remain active being as important as it is now during the global COVID-19 pandemic due to the physical and mental health benefits it brings. The IPC through its patronage fully supports this innovative festival that will engage youngsters of all abilities around the world and keep them active during this difficult time.”

Let us get ready and be united through sports.