Support to the UNDP’s children at olympic villages: a fitness inclusion programme—Nike

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The IPC-IG was invited to join a partnership between the UNDP and Nike to carry out a snapshot of a baseline study of the main characteristics of Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Villages. The study’s framework was devised according to four main objectives: development of recommendations through a comparative study of the current monitoring system, highlighting good practices and main problems and assessing adequacy to the local reality; a database analysis of participation rates and a description of the monitoring indicators for the Olympic Villages; a description of the perceptions of Nike and other project partners regarding the quality of and current engagement at the Olympic Villages.


Nike, Inc. , Rio de Janeiro’s Municipal Secretariat of Sports and Leisure (SMEL)


Latin America and the Caribbean


Main Pillar

Knowledge Production

Thematic Area

Poverty Reduction Policies

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being , SDG 4 - Quality Education

Project Results

Interviews, analysis and a final report

Under the scope of this project, approximately 50 semi-structured interviews were conducted with representatives of Rio de Janeiro’s Municipal Secretariat of Sports and Leisure (Secretaria Municipal de Esportes e Lazer—SMEL), the Esportes e Educação Institute and the Bola Pra Frente Institute, followed by an analysis of the database provided by the Secretariat for 2015/2016. The final report entitled ‘Children at Olympic Villages: a fitness inclusion programme’ reviewed relevant data and fieldwork materials on four Olympic Villages—namely, Vila Olímpica Mané Garrincha (Caju), Vila Olímpica Clara Nunes (Acari), Vila Olímpica Mestre André (Padre Miguel) and Centro Esportivo Miécimo da Silva (Campo Grande)—and it was delivered in August 2016.