Nawal El Moutawakel: ‘I’m impressed of what is done in Donetsk in terms of athletics legacy of the IAAF World Youth Championships’ High class competition facility RSC ‘Olympiysky’ as well as restored ‘Kirovets’ training venue would be in disposal of the professional and amateur athletes as a legacy of the IAAF World Youth Championships. It will surely give momentum for young athletes of the city of Donetsk for more active involvement in sport activity. This was the common belief of the honourable quests and the participants of the event who examined the legacy left for the sport of athletics in the city guided by Donetsk native and IOC Member Sergey Bubka.
Irena Szewinska: “Sergey Bubka proved he is capable to bring success to every activity he takes on” Polish athletics legend, triple Olympic gold medallist in sprint Irena Szewinska visited Donetsk as a guest of the IAAF World Youth Championship. Mrs Szewinska, who is now a member of IAAF Council, commented of what she witnessed at the event.
Buenos Aires elected as Host City for 2018 Youth Olympic Games The 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games will be hosted by the city of Buenos Aires in 2018, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge announced today following a vote by the IOC members at an Extraordinary IOC Session in Lausanne.