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  • Brand awareness contributes to bright prospects for Guatemalan sport

    International Olympic Committee : News
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    To put her achievement in its true context, this was just the third medal ever won by Guatemala on an Olympic stage. Guatemalan pride and joy were given a further boost in Nanjing when Brand’s team-mate Wilmar Madrid also took a bronze in the men’s shooting competition. The achievements of these two heralds the dawn of an unprecedented era in Guatemala's Olympic story, a country still feeling the effects of a 36-year civil war that ended in 1996. “For Guatemala, it's really a huge thing, I never realised that before now," said Brand, whose bronze medal was earned in the international…
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  • Brand awareness contributes to bright prospects for Guatemalan sport

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    To put her achievement in its true context, this was just the third medal ever won by Guatemala on an Olympic stage. Guatemalan pride and joy were given a further boost in Nanjing when Brand’s team-mate Wilmar Madrid also took a bronze in the men’s shooting competition. The achievements of these two heralds the dawn of an unprecedented era in Guatemala's Olympic story, a country still feeling the effects of a 36-year civil war that ended in 1996. “For Guatemala, it's really a huge thing, I never realised that before now," said Brand, whose bronze medal was earned in the international…
  • Hauma proud to help put Tuvalu on the Olympic map

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    While it was some way off the 64.14m gold medal-winning throw by China’s Cheng Yulong, that took nothing away from Hauma’s sense of pride in his achievement, who has to accommodate his training programme back home within a packed schedule.“We have heaps of chores to do back home like feeding the pigs and cleaning the house. There’s not much time for training,” he explained.“I usually train at the sports ground, but sometimes I do not train at all because we don’t have the resources. We don’t have a proper field,” said Hauma, who is currently undecided as to whether he will…
  • Young Ambassador talks sport at UNESCO World Youth Forum in Nanjing

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:34 am
    The World Youth Forum on Sport, Culture and Peace, jointly hosted with the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (NYOGOC), was held during the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG); a unique platform for 3,800 athletes and other participants from across the world to gather together, compete against one another, share their experiences and learn from each other. As one of 104 Young Ambassadors for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games selected by their National Olympic Committees, Stephanie was tasked with ensuring her athletes got the most out of their YOG experience by taking part…
  • Nanjing signs off in style as curtain falls on the 2014 Youth Olympic Games

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Just as at the Opening Ceremony, IOC President Thomas Bach called on everyone in the stadium to reach for their smartphones to capture the moment. Only this time there were no “selfies”; instead spectators were asked to take a picture of the person next to them, and, in a gesture of friendship to share it with the world using the hashtag #Nanjing2014. President Bach hailed Nanjing 2014 as “a resounding success”, before thanking the hosts and organisers for their hospitality. “All of us, from every corner of the world, would like to thank the government and the people of China,…
  • Volunteers: “The lifeblood of the Olympic Games”

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Whether it was the 2,191 volunteers at the Helsinki Olympic Games in 1952, or the 70,000 at the London Games in 2012, volunteers from around the world are essential to the success of the Games. London 2012 - volunteer Games Makers in the Olympic stadium. Often clad in eye-catching uniforms to make them easy to spot for spectators, Olympic volunteers help bring every edition of the Games to life, while also working tirelessly to ensure that everything runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. “The volunteers are the people who bring the beauty and special atmosphere to the Games,” said…
 
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