Olympic photo exhibition highlights a ‘Brazillion’ ways sports helps the Indo-Pacific

16 August 2016

While the world watches Rio play host to the Olympic Games, Australia is taking the opportunity to showcase how it is using sport to transform lives.

Ministers standing next to promotion banners
Australia's Minister for Sport, Sussan Ley, and Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, take time out from the Commonwealth Sports Minister Meeting to inspect a photo exhibition on Australia’s sport for development program.

In many communities in the Indo-Pacific, sport is a way to achieve development outcomes. The Australian Government is globally recognised as a leader in delivering sport for development programs in the region.  To showcase these innovative programs, DFAT created a photo exhibition of Australia’s sport for development work.

The exhibition shows how Australia is using sport to tackle issues of social cohesion, encourage healthier and more active lifestyles, promote gender and disability inclusion and support innovation and integrity to improve the lives of people in our region.

The exhibition was the centerpiece of the 8th Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 4 August 2016. The ministers came together to discuss the contribution sport can make to the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The next meeting will be held alongside the 2018 Commonwealth Games, hosted on the Gold Coast.

More information: Australia's sports development programs achieving goals beyond gold medals

Last Updated: 22 August 2016