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Sports and outdoor activities

The Ministry of Education and Culture is responsible for the development of sports policy and legislative drafting. Sports policy promotes the health, physical condition and general well-being of citizens and supports the development of children and adolescents as well as the functional ability of the elderly. Local authorities are responsible for sports facilities and their provision in their areas. The National Sports Council evaluates the impact of the central government’s activities, makes proposals for the development of physical activity and issues statements on the use of appropriations allocated to sport in its field of activity.