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IAAF Kids’ Athletics programme was launched in Nanjing

作者: RDC Beijing | 来源: RDC Beijing | 发布日期:2014-08-21

IAAF Kids’ Athletics programme was launched today at Wanda Plaza in Nanjing, host city of the Youth Olympic Games today on August 20, 2014.

IAAF President Lamine Diack, IAAF Vice Presidents Sergey Bubka and Seb Coe and IAAF General Secretary Essar Gabriel and other IAAF council members were present at the opening ceremony. In addition, Chinese track superstar and 2004 Olympic 110m hurdles champion Liu Xiang, who also got 2007 world 110m hurdles and the world indoor 60m hurdles crown in 2008, was present at Wanda Plaza. Liu Xiang generously offered a lending hand to the grassroots initiative. Today, as one of the IAAF’s three Youth Olympic Games Athlete Role Models, Liu Xiang first addressed the crowd by microphone and then led the kids’ warm-up by jogging – Pied Piper style – twice around the 40x20m blue carpeted area specifically set aside for activities in the programme. Finally, they signed and distributed the certificates to the attending kids with small gifts.