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Win a ski trip thanks toInnsbruck 2012!Innsbruck 2012 haslaunched a Facebookcompetition to win a skitrip in Innsbruck orSeefeld. All you need to do is become a fan of the Innsbruck 2012Facebook page andinvite your friends to be fans too. Visitwww.facebook.com/Innsbruck2012, click on"Like" and invite yourfriends! The winner willbe announced inFebruary 2011.Innsbruck 2012 MedalDesign Competition After the success whichfollowed the launch ofthe Medal DesignCompetition forSingapore 2010, the IOCis renewing the onlineexperience for Innsbruck2012. A dedicatedmicrosite will be built forthe occasion for sub-missions to be displayedand the public will beable to vote for the 10best designs. An IOCexpert group will thenchoose the winningdesign. The winner, whowill be announced inJuly 2011, will get thechance to visitInnsbruck 2012. Moreinformation will be post-ed on www.olympic.org/yog and www.medalde-signcompetition.comThe Innsbruck 2012 Organising Committee(IYOGOC) has unveiled the sport pictogramsof the programme for the first Winter YouthOlympic Games. The pictograms representInnsbruck 2012's sports programme: AlpineSkiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Cross-Country Skiing,Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, IceHockey, Luge, Nordic Combined, Short TrackSpeed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Cross, Ski Half pipe,Ski Jumping, Snowboard, Speed Skating. The design of the pictograms encapsulatesboth the athletic and the anatomical characteristicsof each sport. The dynamic and unique design wasinspired by the pixelated Innsbruck 2012 logo andis reflected in the angular shapes of the symbols.Each pictogram, through its quadratic shape,represents one pixel, thus emphasising theInnsbruck 2012 motto "Be a part of it!". As for thecolouring, a bright blue was chosen for thepictograms, mirroring the colour used for the sportssection on the Innsbruck 2012 website.Some disciplines and events of thisprogramme (Women's Ski Jumping and Ski Halfpipe) will be featured for the first time at anOlympic event in Innsbruck 2012. And after thesuccessful experience in Singapore 2010, mixedgender and/or NOC teams will be held inInnsbruck 2012 too, showcasing high levelathletes from different countries competing in thesame team. INNSBRUCK 2012 PICTOGRAMSLAUNCHYOUNG REPORTERSAND YOUNGAMBASSADORS IN DURBANYoung Reporters and Young Ambassadorswho attended the first Youth OlympicGames in Singapore in August, wereinvited to attend the 7th World Conference onSport, Education and Culture in Durban, SouthAfrica, from 5 to 7 December 2010. The three Young Reporters (Thiam Peng Tanfrom Singapore, Diacounda Sense from Senegaland Alan Harris from Barbados) covered the forumfrom a young person's perspective which was inline with the mission of the conference to "Give avoice to Youth". They were joined by three YoungAmbassadors, who shared their experiencesgained at the Singapore 2010 Youth OlympicGames with the conference delegates, and gavean insight into the newly developed 'Culture andEducation Programme' launched for the first timein Singapore.BelowThiam Peng Tan was one of three YoungReporters who travelled to DurbanNEWS INBRIEF18OLYMPIC REVIEW

OLYMPIC REVIEW19As part of the promotionof women's participationin sport, at the end ofSeptember theArgentinean NOC organ-ised an InternationalWomen and SportSeminar in the city ofRosario. Over 120 par-ticipants - male andfemale - attended thisseminar, including fourOlympians: VaninaSanchez Beron, JuliaGarisoain, CeciliaCarranza Saroli andLorena Corengia. Themain speaker wasNicole Hoevertsz, amember of the IOC andits Women and SportCommission.The Australian andItalian NOCs signed apartnership agreementduring the ANOC meet-ings in October. Signedby the two NOCPresidents, John Coatesand Gianni Petrucci, itmeans Australia'sOlympic athletes can bebased in Italy or else-where in Europe to trainahead of the 2012Games in London. TheAustralian Institute ofSport is also expected tosign an agreement withits Italian counterpart,the CONI Institute, toexchange sports sci-ence, sports medicine,high performance andcoaching expertise. The awards ceremony for the 2010 Women andSport trophies of the Malaysian NOC, whosePresident is IOC member Prince Tunku Imran, washeld at the end of September at the NOC's sportscomplex, in the presence of the Minister ofWomen, Family and Community Development,Dato' Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, and the Chair of theNOC's Women and Sports Commission, Low BengChoo. The 2010 winners are: Christina Chee ShinLian (leadership trophy), Normala Abd Rashid(trophy for development of sport in thecommunity), Lucy Read (trophy for grassrootssports development), Jamhariah Jaafar (trophy forwomen sports journalism), Mr and Mrs Wong LoyChoy, parents of female badminton player WongMew Choo, (partnership trophy) and Choo Kon Lee(overall). The IOC Women and Sport AchievementDiploma went to Zaiton Othman, winner of theNOC's 2009 award and ranked third in the IOC2010 Women and Sport Award for Asia.BelowWong Mew Choo in actionThe US Olympic Committee, the University ofDelaware and Olympic Solidarity have launched thethird edition of the International CoachingEnrichment Certification Programme (ICECP).Twenty-two coaches from the five continents,representing 10 sports, are taking part in thisprogramme which began on 3 October at theUniversity of Delaware and will end on 3 May 2011at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne. The subjectsaddressed include sports nutrition, sports medicine,injury management and prevention, sportspsychology and physiology, sports administration,and training methods. Some 22 countries wererepresented in the programme. More informationcan be found at www.udel.edu/icecp andwww.TeamUSA.orgMALAYSIAWOMEN ANDSPORT AWARDSCOACHINGPROGRAMMEOLYMPICSOLIDARITY INECUADORHEALTHYEATINGFifteen Ecuadorean athletes will receive OlympicSolidarity scholarships to help them prepare andqualify for the 2012 Games in London. An officialceremony was held at the Ecuadorean NOCheadquarters in the presence of NOC PresidentDanilo Carrera and 12 of the 15 athletes. They willreceive these scholarships until 31 August 2012.The athletes selected are weightlifters DavidArroyo, Julio César Arteaga, Alexandra Escobarand Seledina Nieve; boxers Carlos Gónogora andJulio César Castillo; judokas Diana Villavicencioand Israel Verdugo; wrestler Yohan Blanco; athletesRolando Saquipay, Diego Ferrín and Byron Piedra;cyclist Fausto Endara; tennis player RobertoQuiroz; and triathlete Elizabeth Bravo.AboveEcuador's Roberto Quiroz (left) celebrateswinning the men's junior US Open doubles The Spanish NOC recently hosted the third "NOCBreakfast", the theme of which was healthy eating.Olympic athletes Isabel Fernández (judo) andRafael Trujillo (sailing) spoke, emphasising theimportance of correct eating for any athlete. NOCPresident Alejandro Blanco congratulated theNutrition Commission and announced the creationof a university chair of good habits for the nearfuture. Info at www.coe.esNEWS INBRIEF