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.
Click here to see a list of associations under the LSRC
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.