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  • SALTO-YOUTH Training Couse in Portugal (7-13/July)

    Friday 17 May 2013

    SALTO-YOUTH is organizing a training course that will take place in Cascais, Portugal, from 7th to 13th of July 2013. The program is titled: “SPORTING YOUNG CITIZENS: Creating inclusive sport activities for the active involvement of our Youth”.

    This interactive training is designed to motivate youth workers to use sport and physical activity as a tool for increasing the active participation and inclusion of young people in society, with a focus on those with fewer opportunities.

    I was lucky to participate in 3 European level Forums: EA – Young Leaders Forum Barcelona 2010, Helsinki 2012 and European Youth and Sport Forum ...

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  • Running at the track or at the park?

    Friday 10 May 2013

    Since I was a kid, I ran at the track. More especifically I did the 400 meter hurdles and when I say that to the general public, they have a pain expression on their faces. Then I say: “Yes, that’s called the men race”. I have to say, that my passion was running on the track because I loved the feeling of speed while running with track spikes. Those shoes seem to be magic!!

    But now I leave in Madrid. I go to school every morning and I go to the office of the Spanish Athletic Federation on the ...

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  • WOMEN IN WORLD ATHLETICS

    Wednesday 08 May 2013

    I took part in the Women in World Athletics Seminar in Solihull, near Birmingham, from 12 to 15 April.

    The seminar was very well prepared and I had a tremendous time in Solihull with women working in athletics in different countries. You could feel an amazing atmosphere and magical relation between participants and speakers.

    It was a great experience for me; very valuable and inspiring. To be with all these great women made me feel more motivated and ready for action as an athletics leader in my country. The seminar made me believe not to be afraid to take initiatives ...

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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:
    http://athleticscommunity.org/projects/project/With-Junior-Ambassadors-Against-Doping/

    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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