International Amateur sports movement
( Based on The Roman Charter)
Rome. Italian Republic 03 Aug 2017

Sports amateur, representatives of civil society institutions from various
countries gathered in the Italian Republic in Rome, August 03, 2017, proclaim this
In accordance with the provisions of the universal Declaration of human rights
everyone is entitled to all its rights and all freedoms, without any distinction,
somehow concerning race, sex, language, religion, political beliefs, nationality and
social origin, property, birth or other status.
Amateur sports, including all forms of physical activity – is essential for a
harmonious development of man, and the sports amateur movement should unite
those whose philosophy of life that exalts and combines in a balanced whole
dignity of the body, will and mind; the movement of connecting sport with culture
and education seeking to create a lifestyle based on the joy of physical activity,
educational values and good example for future generations, social responsibility
and respect for universal ethical principles, promoting in the international
community values of healthy lifestyle.
Despite all the differences in development, engaging an Amateur sport needs to
be open, to facilitate the creation of communities, the rapprochement of peoples,
and equality, selfless competition, solidarity and fraternity, mutual understanding,
recognition of the dignity of people, respect for yourself and others, learning
It is important to resist any political or commercial use of amateur athletes.
With the aim of strengthening the unity of the amateur sports movement, without
diminishing the fundamental principles of the Olympic, Paralympic and
Deaflympic movements deem it necessary to give a new impetus to the
development of human values through sports.
Proclaim is a current Declaration with the goal to put the development of
physical education and sport in the service of human progress, to encourage
governments, competent non-governmental organizations, peoples and individuals
to guide, disseminate, and apply the Declaration in their work.