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  • Story about a leader fighting against doping

    Saturday 04 May 2013

    I am Veronika from Slovenia, and I am one of the members of the project “With Junior Ambassadors against doping” which is registered in the community. This is the link so you all can take a look at it:

    Being junior anti-doping ambassador brings many new experiences. Our job is to educate young athletes about dangers and consequences of doping. We want to convince young athletes to compete clean. Competing clean means not cheating and playing by the rules. It's about time we change that.

    When I was an active athlete, we didn ...

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  • Let's Rock 'n' Roll Madrid 2013

    Sunday 28 April 2013

    Today it was the first time I saw a maratón on live. It was the “Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid 2013” where more than 26,000 people overran the streets of the Spanish capital. Two close friends from the USA (Nicole Minardi and Abby Stanley) ran the ½ marathon and my brother and I were following the race by bike. Both of them had ups and downs, but they succeed and reached the finish line. I was so impressed by the sacrifices these girls did, and not only them, but thousands of amateur runners that never in their lives had ran ...

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  • Engaging WOMEN into athletics clubs and youth committes

    Friday 19 April 2013


    My name is Claudia Troppa and I live in the nice Mediterranean island of Mallorca, Spain. I'm a the director of Diana Athletic Club (DAC) which was born in Mallorca in 2010 with the main idea of developing a sports culture that enables and values the full participation of women in all aspects of sport in general and athletics in particular. We strongly believe that engaging those young women in the athletic clubs is really important, and we consider it a priority.

    The Diana Athletic Club is based on three lines of action: performance, collaboration with research and ...

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