Bloso was the shortened name for the Flemish sports agency. Within Belgium, it was the Flemish counterpart of French-speaking ADEPS. Both agencies were founded in 1969 to succeed the state-founded national INEPS/NILOS.
In 2016 Bloso became Sport Vlaanderen by the merger with the smaller departement Sport, an other sports administration of the Flemish government. The new agency acquired thereby more responsibilities and greater authority on sport in Flanders.
Sport Vlaanderen has several responsibilities:
- support topsport in Flanders
- divide government support funds over the organized sports actors in Flanders
- operate the 13 sports centres of Sport Vlaanderen
- organize training and courses for sports trainers
- organize sports camps
- making sport promotion