The Lot Departmental Olympic and Sports Committee is a key player.
Established as an association under the 1901 law, the Lot Departmental Olympic and Sports Committee (CDOS 46) represents the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) and the sports movement in their territory (Departmental Committees and Isolated Clubs). Like the CNOSF at the national level, the Lot CDOS brings together the departmental territorial authorities of the federations (Departmental sports committees) and provides communities with a privileged interlocutor in order to define and implement local sports policy. The mission of the CDOS is to develop sports practice, safeguard and disseminate Olympism, and preserve the departmental sporting heritage. Pierre Delpeyroux, president of the CDOS, Jean-Michel Inresta, secretary general, Didier Chaubet, treasurer, Pierre Pélaprat, vice-president, Marcel Moulès, president of the departmental committee for adapted sport, Emilie Mercier, development agent, recalled the actions of the CDOS and in particular a 100% Lotois system which has been declined in another form at the national level: Sports Practice Assistance.
The Sports Practice Assistance is a financial aid for the payment of the subscription or the license so that people with a family quotient of less than 1000 euros can practice a physical and sports activity on a regular basis in the sports club of their choice. All family members have the right to help enrolling in a club, children and adults alike. People wishing to benefit from it must contact one of the 28 distribution centers of the Department with proof of family quotient. Each year, between 1,200 and 1,500 people benefit from this system (including an average of 20% adults, 72% women and 26% new practitioners). This device can be combined with other re-entry devices. To date, coupons can still be distributed to all of the Department’s distribution centers. Sports associations have the option of making their reimbursement request to the CDOS du Lot until February 15, 2022.
The other device that resembles the Sports Practice Aid is the Sport Pass. In the amount of 50 euros, this state aid is intended for children aged 6 to 18 who are beneficiaries of the 2021 back-to-school allowance. It allows them to take up a membership or a license in a sports association from September 2021. and throughout the 2021-2022 school year. It is a national device. Eligible families are notified of this assistance by letter. They must present this letter to the sports clubs of their choice and volunteers from the Pass’Sport network when their child joins. The CDOS are very committed to this system. They perform a third-party payer mission by reimbursing the sports associations that have received these coupons and by supporting them in the creation of their Asso Account and their reimbursement requests (the sports associations make the advance of 50 euros for the young person). After validation and transfer of the reimbursement amount by the DRAJES, the Lot CDOS reimburses the association. The beneficiaries of the Pass’ Sport have the possibility to use this aid until the end of February 2022.
The CDOS does not intend to stop there and the team evokes several projects:
– Creation of a Sports-Health House
– Partnership with the Cahors and Figeac Hospital Centers (rehabilitation of people with Long-Term Ailments through physical and sports activity)
– Itinerant Sports Educator for over 60s
– Promotion of Olympic and Paralympic values, in particular to schools (organization of a video competition promoting Olympic values, Olympic Day, etc.)
– Support for the promotion of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games
– Projects to fight against sexual violence in sports
“We are in a sports department. CDOS’s commitment makes sense and we will continue to serve Lotois and young people ”concluded Pierre Delpeyroux.
> The Lot CDOS carries out actions:
– development of sports practice for all, particularly aimed at female audiences and with disabilities.
– development of sport and health in their territory.
– training of sports leaders.
– promotion of leagues or departmental committees of CNOSF member federations. – the fight against violence in sport.
– preservation and development of the departmental sports heritage.
– dissemination of Olympism …
> The CDOS in figures:
19 members elected to the Board of Directors, representing 19 Departmental Sports Committees.
1 full-time employee and 1 part-time employee (pooled with the UFOLEP Departmental Committee of Lot)
70 members of the Lot CDOS including… 38 departmental committees and 32 isolated clubs (club not represented by a departmental committee)
The Lot CDOS is the head of the network of 43,000 licensees in the Department and 100,000 practitioners