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Maldives NOC welcomes OCA Fun Run + Learn


07 Feb 2013
Male, Maldives: The Olympic Council of Asia’s Fun Run + Learn will resume this weekend in Male, capital of the Maldives, with around 800 participants set to take part in the three elements of the programme. The Youth Reporter Project (YRP) will kick off the festivities at Kalaafaanu School on Saturday afternoon. The YRP was hosted by six NOCs in 2012 and is designed to give English-speaking students aged 16 and under an insight into life as a sports reporter.

The presentation is based on a typical working day for the sports media at a major multi-sport event such as the Asian Games and involves preparation, reporting, interviewing and story construction. The 90-minute seminar is followed by a one-hour written test.

The second element is the Fun Learn quiz, testing students’ knowledge of the Asian Games, OCA and sport in general. This will take place at Thaajuddin School on Sunday morning. Between 50 and 100 students are expected to attend the YRP and Fun Learn quiz. The Fun Run will start at 4.30pm on Sunday and involve between 500-600 students at the Ekuveni Track Ground.

The closing ceremony will start at 5.30pm and the prize presenters will include the Minister of Sport, Minister of Education, Maldives Olympic Committee led by the President, Mr Ibrahim Ismail Ali, and senior officials from national sports federations. A five-strong delegation from the Incheon Asian Games Organising Committee will also attend.
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