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OCA Fun Run + Learn prepares for next phase


10 Apr 2012
Kuwait: Plans are at an advanced stage for the next phase of the Olympic Council of Asia’s Fun Run + Learn series to promote the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, in 2014. After the National Olympic Committees of Mongolia and Chinese Taipei held the first two of 10 Fun Run + Learn events scheduled for 2012 on February 29 and March 4, respectively, Oman and Malaysia will be hosting the third and fourth legs later this month.

Both events will be held in conjunction with the Olympic Solidarity/OCA Regional Forums for London 2012, the first one taking place in Muscat on April 24 and the second in Kuala Lumpur on April 28. Muscat will host the NOCs from Central Asia and West Asia, while the Malaysian capital will host the NOCs from South Asia, South East Asia and East Asia.

The Fun Run + Learn concept has been expanded this year to include three elements: an Asian Games Youth Reporter Project, a Fun Learn quiz testing youngsters’ knowledge of the Asian Games and of the different sports, and the centerpiece of the event, the Fun Run.

The schedule for the Muscat-Kuala Lumpur legs are:

Muscat
April 23: Youth Reporter Project
April 24: Fun Learn and Fun Run
April 24: OS/OCA Regional Forum for West Asia and Central Asia
April 25-26: Media Workshop for Women and Sport (IOC/OCA)

Kuala Lumpur
April 27: Youth Reporter Project, Wisma Olympic, 2.30pm.
April 28: Fun Run, Bukit Jalil Sports School and MSN Track, 7.30am.
April 28: Fun Learn, Bukit Jalil Sports School, 8.30am.
April 28: OCA Regional Forum for South Asia, East Asia and South East Asia, Le Meridien Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 9.0am.
April 29: Olympic Values and Education Programme (OVEP) Regional Forum, Le Meridien Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 10.0am

The Olympic Council of Malaysia is organising an Asian Games Writing Competition for schoolchildren in Kuala Lumpur from the ages of 12-16. The closing date is April 18. The top 50 students will be invited to attend the OCA Youth Reporter Project on April 27 at Wisma OCM.
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