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  • Attending an international sport forum at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva

    Tuesday 17 May 2011

    Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the IOC-UN 2nd International Forum on Sport for Peace and Development on 10 and 11 May.

    These two days were really exciting; being in the same room as representatives from all around the world and being able to listen to Dr. Jacques Rogge, the IOC President, and HE Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General, was very inspiring!!

    There were speakers from developing countries and speakers who are organizers of major sports events. I learned about major concerns encountered by the former and best practices shared by the latter.

    Some of the ...

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  • One possibility for attracting young people

    Friday 13 May 2011

    For me, it is really important that we work on new ways to involve young people in athletics. By recognizing athletics as both a tradition and a really exciting sport, they will want to train and compete, help organise events, become fans, supporters, spectators or get involved in some other way. A key thing is for them to see athletics at its best and get the strong, positive memories that can come from a great live experience.

    As you know, my big project is to help organise the SPAR European Cross Country Championships in December in Velenje this year and ...

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  • Young Volunteers In Europe

    Tuesday 10 May 2011

    Hi all,

    as it is the European Year of Volunteering, volunteering is getting in the spotlight with a lot of discussions, conference and forums happening all around Europe through the year.

    This week, I would like tp point out the discussions held during the European Youth Forum (acronym YFJ) which took place last week in Antwert, Belgium (European Youth capital 2011), where a lot of topics were touched upon.

    You will find a summary of the discussions at:

    The YFV (http://www.youthforum.org/) wants to launch a consultation via its member organisations ...

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