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  • Picture with Swedish medalist. My highlight of day 2 in Eskilstuna

    Saturday 18 July 2015

    Hello, my name is Sara Movin and I am 14 years old. I live in Stockholm and I run hurdles at the IFK Lidingo athletic club. One and a half years ago I heard about this championship in Eskilstuna because my mother is involved into the local organizing committee. It was a chance for me to be part of this event and help as a volunteer. It is also the first time I am helping as a volunteer and I like it very much because I get to see the championship.

    Yesterday I was having lunch with Fredrik, Malte and ...

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  • Eskilstuna 2015, my 1st time volunteering

    Friday 17 July 2015

    My name is Malte Olsson and I am a volunteer from Malmö, the third biggest city in Sweden. I came to help at the European Athletics Junior Championship in Eskilstuna 2015. I’m working for the European Athletics anti-doping education programme. Our tent is in the warming up area where all the athletes are getting ready to compete.

    I really like all sports and I play football. It’s the first time I work on a big event like this, and I very much liked the shot put. I saw the Polish athlete Konrad Bukowiecki throwing 22.62 meters for ...

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  • 2nd Day in Tallinn

    Saturday 11 July 2015

    The second day of the European Athletics Championship under 23 the anti-doping stand had more than 150 athletes completing the WADA Play True Quiz. So far, more than 350 athletes were given a T-shirt with the slogan of the campaign: I Run Clean, I Throw Clean, I Walk Clean & I Jump Clean.

    The highlight of the day came on the afternoon session, when President Hansen and Vice President Gracias stopped by, talked to the volunteers and signed the photo wall, committing to work for a clean sport.

    Estonian volunteer Elina Liivaste said: “it was a pleasure to meet President Hansen ...

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  • 1st Day full of experiences in U23 Tallinn 2015

    Friday 10 July 2015

    Since the competition started early on Thursday morning. Xicu Marc and I left the hotel at 8:30 a.m. to the Kadriorg stadium. Before we could get started with our actual task, computers had to be set up, posters and T-shirts organized (which we are giving out to the athletes) and tables rearranged.

    We have 5 motivated young volunteers from Estonia helping us to deliver the programme: Klarika, Henri, Karolin, Elina and Darja. The whole day can be described with the estonian weather: sunny, windy, rainy, clear blue sky, warm, cold and everything in between. We had phases where ...

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  • Tallinn 2015, time to make a difference

    Thursday 09 July 2015

    My German colleague Katrin Heyers (also known as Kate) made a statement yesterday on her Facebook profile: “On my way to make a difference! For the next five days I will be supporting the European Athletics Anti-Doping Programme at this years’ U23 Championship in Tallinn”.

    This quote kept me thinking. It is so true, that one persons attitude can make a difference. In this case, Katrin and I are going to work together with Estonian volunteers because we believe sport matters, and having a CLEAN sport is essential. We want to send a clear message to the athletes, coaches and ...

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