Sir Philip Craven MBE
IOC Member, Former IPC Chair
The Youth Charter was born out of a northern bidding and hosting aspiration of Olympic and Commonwealth dreams. The social issues surrounding young people and communities saw the Youth Charter, in its in- fancy come of age as part of the highly successful 2002 Commonwealth Games. The legacy of those games, the Youth Charter’s Citizenship in Action programme, saw ten communities in Britain and ten communities in the Commonwealth benefit from sporting, artistic and cultural programmes and projects that would contribute to the now well-established sport for development and peace movement.