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The Sports Commission (CEsp) will meet this Wednesday (28), at 10:30 am, to discuss five items on its agenda. The highlights are the bill that proposes the creation of the National Policy for the Promotion of Physical Activity for the Elderly and the fight against match-fixing in football.

Manipulation of results in football came into question

CEsp will discuss a request for a public hearing on the manipulation of results in the 2023 Brazilian Football Championship, authored by senators Eduardo Girão (Novo-CE) and Carlos Portinho (PL-RJ).

They warn of the increase in corruption cases in Brazil. The senators suggest inviting the CEO of the company Good Game!, Thierry Hassanaly, to provide clarification on the topic.

Match fixing is a serious issue that affects the integrity of sport and requires strict measures to combat it.

Therefore, the public hearing can be an important step, allowing the discussion of strategies to prevent and punish this harmful practice.

Approved at the end of last year, the regulation of the Brazilian betting market has several prevention, monitoring and punishment mechanisms for those involved in actions that harm the integrity of the sport.

Another project on the agenda is PL 3,449/2021, by senator Izalci Lucas (PSDB-DF). He proposes including referees and coaches among those benefiting from the distribution of 5% of the revenue from broadcasting games via TV or radio.

The rapporteur, senator Leila Barros (PDT-DF), issued an opinion rejecting the proposal, arguing that those mainly responsible for the fans’ appeal are the athletes themselves.

Romário supports sports project for the elderly

According to the text, the government will have the possibility of establishing a national program to build and maintain public spaces intended for the practice of physical activities by the elderly.

In addition, it is planned to implement a training program for professionals, with content aimed at meeting the needs of this age group.

The project also suggests collaboration between government bodies, educational institutions, civil society organizations and companies to promote events and campaigns.

Therefore, the inclusion of adapted physical activities in health care and social assistance programs is still expected. The project highlights that it is also important to create fiscal and financial incentive mechanisms to encourage sports among the elderly.

Therefore, the report prepared by Senator Romário (PL-RJ), president of CEsp, is favorable to the proposal.

The senator highlights that physical activity can increase the life expectancy of elderly people by up to five years, as well as citing data from the World Health Organization (WHO) that point out the negative impacts of physical inactivity on public health.