UNESCO European Athletics Young Leaders Community


Volunteer Profile: Eemeli Kaartinen

September 18, 2012

For some people athletics is a casual hobby, for others it is an opportunity to stay fit and healthy. But for Finland’s Eemeli Kaartinen, it is a life’s passion.

As soon as Eemeli, a sprinter, became a member of his local athletics club, he wanted to make a difference. He saw the club’s dependence on the hard work and dedication of volunteers and had a vision to improve many aspects of the operations.

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Volunteer Profile: Ivan Lopez

September 13, 2012

For Ivan Lopez, volunteering is a logical step in a lifelong commitment to athletics.

Fifteen years ago, Ivan was himself a keen amateur athlete.  Now a successful Civil Engineer, he has continued a love affair with the sport by devoting much of his free time to helping out at major events in Spain.

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Germany and Iceland break into top 10

September 7, 2012

Norway’s Rune Osa and Malcom Wallace maintained their top two positions as the most active members of the Young Leaders Community during the month of August.

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