The Chamber of Deputies approved this Tuesday (28) the bill that creates the National Sport Plan (PNEsporte). The measure aims to guarantee the population’s access to sports practices. The matter goes on to be analyzed in the Senate.
Among other points, the proposal provides that spending on public policies that promote sport and physical activities may be considered investments in health. The project also prohibits the contingency of sports resources.
“The plan also intends to discipline the form of cooperation between federative entities and government bodies, as well as to encourage interaction between the State and private sports actors”, explained the proposal’s rapporteur, deputy Afonso Hamm (PP-RS).
According to the parliamentarian, public resources directed to the segment must be determined by planning based on general guidelines, objective goals, indicators, actions and parameters for the evaluation and monitoring of sports policy.
Physical education in schools
The proposal establishes a minimum of three physical education classes per week in basic education, according to norms defined by the National Common Curriculum Base (BNCC). The project also provides for the valorization of physical education professionals, ensuring adequate guidance, structures and equipment.
“For a quality physical education class, it is essential to have a physical education professional with adequate training, environments that allow activities to be carried out, preferably in covered sports courts, availability of sports materials and content that meets the current needs of the children, teenagers and young people”, stated Hamm.
The plan includes the goal of creating sports schools that serve students in the final years of elementary school. The public policy is inspired by the Olympic Experimental Gymnasium, run by the city of Rio de Janeiro, which serves students in the final years of Elementary School.
“We emphasize the need for priority investment of public resources in covered sports courts and in minimum conditions of safety and operation, with availability of essential inputs for the practice of educational sports”, said the rapporteur.
The project establishes that at least 70% of the country’s sports are qualified for the Olympic Games. The text of the proposal includes a provision to prevent the results of athletes in Olympic and high-performance competitions from being used for contracts between the Ministry of Sport and entities such as the Brazilian Olympic Committee.
The transition to a professional sports career is covered in the plan. According to the reporter of the matter, the objective and respective actions were included to promote assistance at the moment of transition of the athlete’s career, as well as the promotion of campaigns to value sport and encourage the practice of physical activities for the elderly.