Sport was traditionally run and managed by the colonial era Lesotho Sports Association and comprised the sports of football and athletics. The Lesotho Sport Association was replaced by the Lesotho Sports Council through the Lesotho Sports Council Order No. 41 of 1970. During the period of the Lesotho Sports Council the number of sporting codes grew from just two to twenty-five and included taekwondo, boxing, tennis and darts amongst others.
The Lesotho Sports Council was later replaced by the Lesotho Sport & Recreation Commission in 2002 through the Lesotho Sport & Recreation Act No. 15 of 2002. Currently, the LSRC has twenty-seven member Associations which include table tennis, handball, cycling.
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Our vision is to be a leading sporting and recreation authority, striving to achieve socio-economic development and national unity, and enabling athletes to achieve sporting excellence of the highest international level.
Our mission is to inspire and facilitate development and growth of sport and recreation to a high level; to develop attractive and quality sport and recreation through sound and dynamic leadership; to ensure sustainable resource base and accessible facilities that meet international standards; and to embark on programmes and initiatives that ensure effective and efficient coordination of all sporting and recreation activities nationwide.
Values and principles
The LSRC shall, at all times, portray, cherish, uphold and advocate the following values and principles in all its actions.
Instill and practice a culture of maintaining efficient and effective operational systems, and fair reporting to the stakeholders on all activities of the Commission.
Conduct business with openness and fairness, and afford every stakeholder equitable access to information.
Offer excellence service, and treat everybody with respect and integrity at all times.
Act with fairness, firmness, objectivity and honesty, and treat everybody with respect.
• TEAM WORK
Promote and enhance the spirit of working and achieving together and in partnership with all stakeholders.
• ETHICAL CONDUCT
Demonstrate and uphold high moral and professional standards in furtherance of the business of sport and recreation.
• GOOD GOVERNANCE
Adhere to high standard of observance of the LSRC Founding Legislation, Constitution, Policies and similar promulgations in furtherance of the business of sport and recreation.
Encourage, promote and maintain the spirit of willingness to serve sport at ones own accord without expectation to gain material commercial benefits.
Give equal regard and opportunity to the expectations and needs of people with disabilities, under-privileged, able people and LSRC staff in furthering the business of sport and recreation.