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The International Olympic Committee formed the Sport for All movement in 1983 to encourage and promote the benefits of regular physical activity It is composed of IOC members, National Olympic Committee representatives, sports health experts and athletes. Since 1986,.the Sport for All Commission has met bianually to award grants and further the implementation of its programs. The International Olympic Committee was formed in 1894 at the direction of Baron Pierre de Coubertin. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896.
Source: International Olympic Committee. (PDF). Get Moving! The IOC guide to managing Sport for All programmes. Page 5.