UNESCO European Athletics Young Leaders Community


  • 9th European Cup Race Walking - 3 Weeks to go

    Friday 29 April 2011

    One would say it wasn't that long since the moment I packed my things and got on the road back home in the aftermath of the European Cross Country Championships - Albufeira 2010. Yet, the calendar closes in on the next European Athletics event.

    The 9th European Cup Race Walking takes place in the Algarve town of Olhão, on May 21st, and excitement has been building up. The coastal town, whose name may derive from the Arabic word "Al-Hain" (water spring), is only 15Km (9.3miles) and 20 minutes away from Faro International Airport. Most of the low cost airlines ...

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  • We practice Sport for Life and we love it!

    Tuesday 19 April 2011

    My name is Ioana Mucenic and I am one of the first members of the Young Leaders Community, having attended the European Athletics-UNESCO Young Leaders Forum last year in Barcelona where the community was launched.

    I am the leader of a volunteer association in Romania called Sport for Life, which has just become a partner in the community. We have about 100 active volunteers and most of them will join as community members in the next days and weeks. In addition, we have a mailing list of nearly 2,000 people who have worked with us in the past and ...

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  • From being a volunteer to being in charge of volunteers

    Tuesday 05 April 2011

    As some of you already know, I have been volunteering for a few athletics events such as the 2010 European Athletics Championships in Barcelona, Spain, but also for smaller events and the latest one was the 80km Eco-Trail that happened on 26 March 2011 in Paris, France.

    The main difference with this event is that for the first time I have been in charge of the entire race departure and therefore of all the volunteers working there.

    I had this opportunity because last year I was a volunteer in the same area, so I knew this year what to do ...

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