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Volunteer Spotlight: Sabina Alihodzic

February 1, 2012

Management student Sabina Alihodzic of Slovenia has become the very first person to receive a European Athletics and UNESCO certificate recognising the volunteer work of members of the European Athletics Young Leaders Community.

 

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Sabina Alihodzic receives her European Athletics-UNESCO volunteering certificate from Martin Steiner, the LOC Vice President for the SPAR European Cross Country Championships Velenje 2011 Sabina Alihodzic receives her European Athletics-UNESCO volunteering certificate from Martin Steiner, the LOC Vice President for the SPAR European Cross Country Championships Velenje 2011

Erla Gunnarsdóttir: a pioneer of road running for all

January 31, 2012

Iceland’s Erla Gunnarsdóttir is truly an inspiration. Her determination to make recreational running welcoming has encouraged hundreds of people of all ages to take up the sport, get fitter, improve their emotional wellbeing, and in some cases go on to win road races.

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Erla Gunnarsdóttir (l) is one of the 31 winners of the 2011 European Athletics Women's Leadership Award for her dedication to the promotion of  recreational running in her country. Erla Gunnarsdóttir (l) is one of the 31 winners of the 2011 European Athletics Women's Leadership Award for her dedication to the promotion of recreational running in her country.

Anni Kirvesniemi-Bosco: Making an impact through mentoring

January 24, 2012

In 2011, 31 women were selected by their national federations to receive the prestigious European Athletics Women’s Leadership Award.

  

The aim of the biennial award is to recognise the behind the scenes work and accomplishments that have helped make the winners role models for other women in our sport. Coaching young athletes, officiating, setting up and managing clubs … their achievements are as varied as the individuals themselves.

 

To celebrate our winners, we’re publishing their stories to show just what makes them true leaders. This week we profile Finland’s Anni Kirvesniemi-Bosco.

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Anni Kirvesniemi-Bosco Anni Kirvesniemi-Bosco European Athletics