Students take part in the OCA’s Asian Games Youth Reporter Project in Mongolia on Tuesday.
OCA’s Youth Reporter Project attracts over 50 students
28 Feb 2012
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: The Olympic Council of Asia’s new Fun Run + Learn project kicked off in Mongolia on Tuesday morning with the first element of the three-part activity to promote the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, in 2014.
A total of 52 students aged under 16 from five English-speaking schools attended the Youth Reporter Project, which is aimed at encouraging youngsters to learn more about the sports media industry and to consider it as a possible career choice.
The three-hour workshop, which took place at the Mongolian National Olympic Committee headquarters, was conducted in three sessions and based on a typical working day for the sports media at a major multi-sports event such as the Asian Games.
This involved researching and preparing the biography of an athlete heading into the Games, how to report on a sports event and the kind of questions to ask a gold medal-winner on becoming Asian Games champion.
After preparing a short profile on their classmates, and taking part in a press conference set up in the lecture room, the students then received three items of information found typically in the Games Information Service available for the media covering a big event: Biography of a gold medal-winning athlete, a report on the event with the official result, and comments from the new champion immediately after the race.
Students then had to assemble the information in the form of a short news report for a local newspaper back home in Mongolia.
The best report will be announced on Wednesday, and the winning student will be invited to join the OCA news team at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, in 2014, and write articles for the OCA website and official website of organising committee IAGOC.
The Fun Run + Learn continues on Wednesday with the Fun Learn Asian Games quiz in the morning and the Fun Run involving 400 participants in the afternoon, before the OCA roadshow moves to Chinese Taipei for the second leg of the series.