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  • 1st Day full of experiences in U23 Tallinn 2015

    Friday 10 July 2015

    Since the competition started early on Thursday morning. Xicu Marc and I left the hotel at 8:30 a.m. to the Kadriorg stadium. Before we could get started with our actual task, computers had to be set up, posters and T-shirts organized (which we are giving out to the athletes) and tables rearranged.

    We have 5 motivated young volunteers from Estonia helping us to deliver the programme: Klarika, Henri, Karolin, Elina and Darja. The whole day can be described with the estonian weather: sunny, windy, rainy, clear blue sky, warm, cold and everything in between. We had phases where ...

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  • Tallinn 2015, time to make a difference

    Thursday 09 July 2015

    My German colleague Katrin Heyers (also known as Kate) made a statement yesterday on her Facebook profile: “On my way to make a difference! For the next five days I will be supporting the European Athletics Anti-Doping Programme at this years’ U23 Championship in Tallinn”.

    This quote kept me thinking. It is so true, that one persons attitude can make a difference. In this case, Katrin and I are going to work together with Estonian volunteers because we believe sport matters, and having a CLEAN sport is essential. We want to send a clear message to the athletes, coaches and ...

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  • A story from Denmark

    Tuesday 09 June 2015

    This year I have been active in athletics for 16 years (since I was 5 years old). My young leader role started in my own club, where I took over the team for kids of 8-10 years old, after that I have been working on many projects and been active in the Danish athletic federation and my club.

    At the same time, I have been active on the track, since I am a middle/long distance runner with 5 km as my primary discipline. The important thing in this story is that, I don’t think I would be involved ...

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