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Athletes' Programme to be set up in ChileThe Chilean NOC, theIOC and Adecco Chilewill work together toset up a programmethat offers professionalprospects to elite ath-letes. As part of thisprogramme, a meetingwas held on 14 June atthe Olympic TrainingCentre. Speakersincluded: PatrickGlennon, Head of theAdecco Athlete CareerProgramme; PedroYang, a member of theIOC Athletes'Commission; andNicole PapazianRiveros, Head ofMarketing andCommunications atAdecco Chile. More infoat www.coch.clNew Zealanders Askedto Share OlympicMemoriesNew Zealanders havebeen asked to sharetheir proudestmoments with the NewZealand Olympic teamto inspire the athletesas they head to the2012 Olympic Gamesin London. The cam-paign was launchedrecently in Auckland byChef de Mission DavidCurrie. To find out more information go towww.olympic.org.nzThe NOC of Costa Rica held the first edition ofthe Colibrí 2010 awards, which saw 55 athleteshonoured for their sports achievements. Thoseattending the ceremony included the StatePresident, Laura Chinchilla; the Minister for thePresident's Office and Sport, Carlos RicardoBenavides; the Head of the National Bank,Fernando Naranjo; and the NOC President, HenryNúñez. This occasion also saw the IOC Sport -Inspiring Young People Trophy awarded totriathlete Leonardo Chacón, for his work as arole model to young athletes. Read more onwww.concrc.orgAboveLeonardo Chacón received the IOCSport -Inspiring Young People TrophyA seminar on the theme of Methodology forspreading Olympic education to teenagers tookplace recently in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia). It wasorganised jointly by the NOC and the MongolianNational Olympic Academy. NOC PresidentDemchigjav Zagdsuren and IOC honorary memberShagdarjav Magvan opened this seminar, whichwas attended by some 100 people, includingexecutives of councils affiliated to the NOC,specialists in physical education and secondaryschool teachers. All the participants received thebook Olympic Education, which containsinformation on the history of the OlympicMovement, the IOC and the Mongolian NOC.During the seminar, lecturers spoke about theaims of Olympic education, Olympism for all andthe Olympic education possibilities available on the Internet. COSTARICANNOCHONOURS ATHLETESMONGOLIAN NOCHOSTSSEMINARONOLYMPICEDUCATIONJAPANANDUSANOCSSIGNAGREEMENTThe Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and theU.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) have signed acooperation agreement designed to creategreater understanding between the two countriesbased on the principles of friendship and respect.The agreement will also develop collaboration in the field of physical education sports and theOlympic Movement. The agreement was finalised at the JOC'sheadquarters and National Training Centre inTokyo and signed by JOC President TsunekazuTakeda and USOC President Larry Probst, whowas accompanied by USOC Secretary GeneralScott Blackmun. "It is our great pleasure to have our friendsfrom the United States with us, and by signing anagreement today, the firm partnership betweenthe two Olympic Committees was confirmed,"said Takeda. "I would also like to thank the USOC for theirkind and prompt offer of support for thedevastated people and damage caused by therecent tragic events. I look forward to continuingour cooperation as a partner NOC for furtherdevelopment of the Olympic Movement in bothcountries." "This agreement is evidence that the values of friendship and respect transcend culture andcompetition and that the Olympic Movement isgreater than sport alone. The USOC has much tolearn from our friends at the JOC and we're eagerto offer any information or assistance that may be valuable to the JOC," said Probst. BelowRepresentatives from the US andJapanese NOCs after signing the agreement in TokyoNEWS INBRIEF18OLYMPIC REVIEW