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Commissioner

Markos Kyprianou

Presidency of the European Union

Austria 2006 - Presidency of the European Union

Sports and Leisure

Sports and Leisure

The European Union actively promotes sporting issues. Sports and leisure bring health benefits and also play a social and educational role. The Union aims to spread the message that physical activity can help people improve their health. In particular, sport can play a key role in staying healthy, in preventing disease and in getting rid of excess weight.