Archive for June, 2014

Goalball teams go into battle for places at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

June 30th, 2014

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Rio 2016

Sochi 2014 experience transferred to PyeongChang

June 30th, 2014

A delegation of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, headed by Organizing Committee President Dmitry Chernyshenko, has flown to the Republic of Korea

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Sochi 2014

Powerlifting legend Amalia Perez dreaming of her fifth Paralympic medal ‘at home’ in Rio

June 27th, 2014

Weightlifters pushing limits at gym – and dining table – in bid for Rio 2016 glory

June 26th, 2014

‘Strongest man in the world’ tips four nations for weightlifting glory at Rio 2016 Games

June 25th, 2014

Fans from all over the world take over Rio’s streets for FIFA 2014 World Cup

June 24th, 2014

Weightlifting and powerlifting: from Ancient Egypt to the modern Olympic and Paralympic Games

June 24th, 2014

Weightlifting special: the world’s strongest athletes are on their way to Rio 2016

June 24th, 2014

NanjingLELE stars in the world’s largest and longest 3D street art!

June 24th, 2014

The painting covers a whopping 2,600 square metres and features the many beautiful sights of Nanjing as well as a depiction of the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games and its colourful mascot NanjingLELE.

This amazing piece of art was created as a tribute to the Youth Olympic Games, which take place in the Chinese city this August.

Way to go Yang and the YOG!

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Singapore 2010 YOG, Youth Games

Judo Educational Journey through China

June 20th, 2014

In November 2012, the pilot educational programme took place in a school in Qingdao, China. With the aim of introducing Chinese children and youth to judo, the programme began with a short demonstration of students’ judo skills, continuing with a performance by Chinese champions. After the presentation, kids gathered around the athletes for a meet-and-greet. The day ended with a talk on the values of judo and the educational dimensions of it, which the attending students, parents and teachers followed with considerable interest.

With the support of several Chinese judo stars, the kids were able to show and improve their talent, meet their judo role models and enjoy a fun-filled YOG-tastic day!

Following this success, the Judo Education Journey was officially launched in 2013. Starting with Qingdao, the tour stopped in Beijing, Guangzhou and six other cities, and finished in Nanjing, where the kids got a taste of the upcoming Summer Youth Olympic Games.

The around 5,800 students, who participated in the Judo Education Journey, attest to the success of this programme. Chinese judo stars, such as double Olympic champion Xian Dongmei, 2008 Olympic gold-medallists Tong Wen and Yang Xiulio, and 2004 silver medallist Li Xian, also joined in the fun in order to help build awareness of this dynamic and engaging project.

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Singapore 2010 YOG, Youth Games