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15 June 2010, 10:57 am
IOC Announces Young Reporters For The Youth Olympic Games
2010 Youth Olympic Games

2010 Youth Olympic Games
Singapore

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the list of the 29 Young Reporters who will be participating in the Young Reporters Programme for Singapore 2010 taking place between 14 and 26 August.
The Young Reporters were selected by the Continental Associations of National Olympic Committees through a rigorous selection process. Representing each of the five continents, they are between the ages of 18 and 24 and are journalism students or have recently started their journalism career.

This initiative, developed as part of the Culture and Education Programme (CEP), will provide the budding reporters with a cross-platform journalist-training programme and on-the-job experience during the Youth Olympic Games. The programme will encourage the Young Reporters to blog about Youth Olympic Games topics from their own regions in the run-up and during the first Youth Olympic Games.

The training and assignments during Games time will be driven by highly qualified and renowned professionals in the fields of broadcast and print journalism, social media and photography. Worldwide TOP Partner Acer will also be providing the Young Reporters with a limited-edition laptop to support them in their assignments.

IOC Executive Director Gilbert Felli said, "The Young Reporters programme will allow future journalists to gain an Olympic experience with the chance to understand first-hand how media operates in an Olympic environment. The training sessions, provided by top professionals, will provide great mentoring to these young people, who are eager to participate in this first edition of the Youth Olympic Games."

"It will be an exciting time for these young reporters," added Kevan Gosper, Chairman of the IOC Press Commission. "Singapore gives them a unique opportunity to widen their reporting skills and to enhance the coverage of the Youth Olympic Games in their own and other countries. The Young Reporters Training Programme will cover the traditional streams of newspaper, broadcast and photo journalism, as well as the challenges of using New Media to widen their audiences."

The Culture and Education Programme aims to educate, engage and influence young people in sport and the Olympic values, inspiring them to play an active role in their communities. The programme also gives advice on careers in sport, social responsibilities and other lifestyle choices.

A list of the Young Reporters follows:
Continent First name Family name Age M/F Country

Continent First name Family name Age M/F Country

Continent First name Family name Country

Africa Diacounda SENE Senegal
Africa Ellina MHLANGA Zimbabwe
Africa Jawahar Lall (Krishna) ATHAL Mauritius
Africa Marwan Adbelwahab ALI KHATTAB Egypt
Americas Alan Miguel Alston HARRIS Barbados
Americas Emily RIDLINGTON Canada
Americas Natalia SASSO Chile
Americas Arnel DALMEDO Uruguay
Asia Natthavuj PAIKAEW Thailand
Asia Hissa Nasser AL-NASSR Qatar
Asia Sonali PRASAD India / Singapore
Asia Yung-Shan (Sandy) CHEN Chinese Taipei
Europe Ben FRIDMAN Israel
Europe Raitis PURINS Latvia
Europe Elodie GUEGAN France
Europe Iuliia VYNOKUROVA Ukraine
Oceania Rashneel Kumar MADHUR Fiji
Oceania Luke Mark DUFFICY Australia
Oceania Deffnie THOMPSON Vanuatu
Oceania Rolynda JONATHAN Palau
Singapore Fabian NG YONG KIAT Singapore
Singapore Thiam Peng TAN Singapore
Singapore Jingjia (May) CHEN Singapore
Singapore See Kit TANG Singapore
Singapore Dai Lin ONG Singapore
Innsbruck 2012 Daniel GRUBER Austria
Nanjing 2014 Ye JI China
IOC Nick OLIVIER USA
IOC Kimiya Shokoohi Canada

For more information on the sailing events at the Youth Olympic Games go to click here: http://www.sailing.org/yog/index.php

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