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Design a Piece of Olympic History

The medal design competition for Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 opens today and runs until Jaunary 12, 2018. The winning design will be selected at the end of January and will feature on the gold, silver and bronze medals awarded to athletes in Buenos Aires.

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Kranj Schedule Update

Athletes and coaches, please take note of the changes to the Isolation Zone times for IFSC World Cup Kranj.

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Sports stars to gather at the Youth Olympic Games

On November 9th, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) revealed the first 25 Athlete Role Models (ARMs) who will gather in the Argentinian capital next October to mentor and support the next generation of young athletes who will compete at Buenos Aires 2018.

Sporting legends have been selected in the 32 sports that appear on the Olympic programme at next year’s Youth Olympic Games. The list includes many well-known names in the world of sport, including Olympic and world champions, with more to be revealed closer to the Games. For Sport Climbing, Charlotte Durif (FRA) and Josh Levin (USA) were announced.

In Buenos Aires, the ARMs will be on hand for a minimum of five days and will play a key role in supporting and mentoring the 3,998 young athletes that will be participating in the Games.
The ARMs will be behind the scenes during the competitions and will also be available for informal chats in a specially created lounge that will be open to all participants. The athletes and fans can also learn valuable lessons from the ARMs during “Chat with Champions” sessions – a Q&A format to promote discussion with the young athletes. Fans of the YOG will also have the opportunity to put their questions directly to the ARMs during informal chat sessions on the Olympic Channel and wider social media platforms.

The main goal behind the programme is to enable the ARMs to share their experiences and inspire the athletes to be the best they can be both on and off the field of play. Athlete feedback from previous YOG editions have shown that the ARM programme is consistently ranked highly in athletes’ experience. Young athletes are inspired by these ARMs, not only to perform at their best, but also to become positive role models themselves.
In Buenos Aires, the ARMs will also spend time in the four parks, engaging with local youth through various Learn & Share activities and participating in sport initiation sessions for public.

Li Lingwei, Acting Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission for Buenos Aires 2018 and badminton legend said: “The Athlete Role Models programme is a crucial part of the Youth Olympic Games and an opportunity for young athletes to learn valuable lessons from the best in sport. Competing in international sport at the highest level is an exhilarating career, but it also comes with its pressures and challenges, which is why we are happy to have the team of Athlete Role Models to support the next generation.”

Click here for the first 25 names to be revealed as ARMs.
For more information on the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 go to: www.buenosaires2018.com.

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IFSC champions aim to inspire Women to Climb

The Women’s Climbing Symposium, organised by 2017 Season Bouldering Champion Shauna Coxey was held this past weekend in Bristol, Great Britain. An annual event, this year the symposium drew former and current competitors, including Lyn Hill, first climber to free climb the Nose in Yosemite and Leah Crane, who ranked 25th in the 2017 Bouldering Season. The event aims to inspire climbers, and specifically women, to push themselves and develop their climbing. The one-day meeting brings together over 400 participants in an open and friendly environment to participate in talks, workshops, and of course, to climb.

The official website of the Women’s climbing symposium can be found here.

A recap of the event can be found on the redbull website.

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