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  • A view from behind the camera at London 2017

    Thursday 24 August 2017

    Chiara Montesano takes us back to an exhilarating couple of weeks in London for the World Championships.

    When I think about my last two weeks in London, where I worked during the IAAF World Championships, the first word that comes to my mind is: WOW

    When you are an athlete, or you like athletics, your biggest dream is to take part to a World Championship or an Olympics, and that was my dream too. Only one year ago I could never have imagined to be there, in London, taking pictures.

    My first World Championship was the last one for two ...

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  • A view from Argentina - The next Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires

    Sunday 07 May 2017

    Little known, certainly because of their novelty, the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) was born in 2010 with its first summer version held in Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010. The first winter version was held in Innsbruck, Austria, from 13 to 22 January 2012. The next edition will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 1 to 12 of October 2018.

    As I currently live in Argentina (San Miguel de Tucuman), I can confirm Argentina is a contrasted country. As in France, the capital (Buenos Aires), is not representative at all of the whole country. For example, if you ...

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  • Sport and volunteering – a key to social inclusion and more

    Monday 17 April 2017

    Have you ever thought: Why volunteering?

    All you do is work and work for no money in return and in the end, you only get a “Good job, thanks for your invaluable time and commitment” and in some cases a certificate which could boost your CV when applying for a “real” job. So, why and what makes people continue to work voluntarily?

    It is not often that I stop and think about what I am doing with my life… Okay pause, first of all, a short sum up of me: I am currently going to university studying full time, I ...

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