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  • Volun-thetics – Volunteering in athletics

    Wednesday 31 July 2013

    Volunteering in sports is an amazing experience that is unique, once in a life-time and always different. In the past 10 years I have been involved in more than 30 sport events in different kind of sports, but mainly in athletics events, held in Bulgaria and abroad.

    We as young people have different interests and activities, but we have also a strong social feeling and we are highly motivated in create and change the world we are living in. One of the best places to combine such motivation is to become a volunteer is a sport event, because it is ...

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  • Athletics is into your daily routine!

    Friday 26 July 2013

    When you are running to catch the bus, you are doing athletics; when you are throwing stones as far as you can into the sea, you are doing athletics as well; and when you jump to see if you can reach the ceiling, guess what? You are also doing athletics.

    From the moment you wake up, you start doing all types of physical activities, because moving, running, throwing and jumping are implied in everyone’s daily routine. That means each person has the potential to do it! So don’t seat on the chair after you read that. Don’t ...

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  • Amateur vs Professional

    Monday 22 July 2013

    When you think about athletics, what does it come to your mind?

    It could be many things: you and your friends running on a beach going up and down to avoid the waves; or a group of kids running on the street, the park or a local club; maybe you think of a world championship final; maybe a big stadium with the throwers screaming when they release the shot, or maybe you think of the Olympic Games atmosphere.

    The beauty of this sport is its variety. People from all ages, kids up to elderly can practice athletics: running, jumping and ...

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  • Create something that will make the world awesome

    Wednesday 03 July 2013

    My name is Gary Campbell Grieve. A 24 year old EVS volunteer with the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) in Copenhagen, Denmark. I was born and raised in Scotland where I also started as an 800m athlete. Competing at local, regional and national level and at the age of 15, competed at the International Childrens Games in Cleveland, Ohio. USA.

    This article describes my experience of ISCA´s recent youth training course, “Social Entrepreneurship” at Plovdiv - Bulgaria, where I was one of three trainers...

    I often find myself looking back at my experiences and asking two questions;
    Did I ...

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