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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge and United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia in February. The centre is the first in a series of multi-sport facilities scheduled to be built in developing countries as part of the IOC's Sports for Hope programme. The IOC President and UN Secretary-General met young athletes and witnessed the impact the centre - a pilot project established by the IOC in collaboration with International Federations and the local government - was having on young people in the region since its opening in 2010.The aim of the programme is to provide young people and communities in developing countries with opportunities to practise sport and receive education on the values of Olympism. The centre in Lusaka has already been visited by thousands of athletes from Zambia and neighbouring countries. The facility includes synthetic football and hockey pitches, a running track, tennis courts, a boxing ring and multi-purpose areas that can accommodate sports such as basketball, handball, weightlifting, volleyball, judo and gymnastics. The centre also offers a wide range of educational programmes, health services and community activities aimed at improving the quality of life in a country ravaged by HIV, poverty, crime and unemployment."This is my second visit to the Olympic Youth Development Centre and I am honoured by the presence of the UN Secretary-General - proof of the strong and increasing cooperation between the IOC and the United Nations," said President Rogge. "Having met with some of the young athletes, I can see firsthand how sport truly is bringing hope to the young people of Zambia. We look forward to replicating this in other parts of the world." The first stone of a new Sports for Hope Olympic Centre was symbolically laid in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, in February. This project for a centre combining sport, education and health will contribute to the rebuilding of local communities and promote social values in the wake of the devastating earthquake there in January 2010. The Haitian Olympic Committee and government and the IOC, represented in Haiti by IOC EB member Mario Vázquez Raña, have joined forces with a view to building this centre on a four-hectare plot of land. The official opening is scheduled for 2014. The centre will include open-air facilities, such as an athletics track, football fields and basketball, volleyball, tennis and handball courts, as well as indoor amenities, including a gymnasium and an administration and training building.During the ceremony, Mario Vázquez Raña said this concrete action would lead to the rebuilding of some of the sports infrastructure that had been destroyed, adding: "I am convinced that this effort will benefit young Haitian athletes, who are striving in the face of adversity. They are athletes who are working with great effort and dedication to make their dreams reality."The Working Group on Irregular and Illegal Betting in Sport has approved a list of measures aimed at raising awareness, improving monitoring, intelligence and analysis, and strengthening or encouraging the adoption of legislation and regulations to combat the problem.Composed of representatives from the sports world, governments, international organisations and betting operators, the Working Group endorsed a series of proposals and outlined methods for their implementation. These included the creation of a common monitoring or information exchange system among the various sports betting operators.Plans also include encouraging states to pass legislation that allows for irregular and illegal sports betting activity to be combated effectively.SPORT BRINGS HOPE TO YOUNG PEOPLE IN ZAMBIAFIRST STONE FOR SPORT FOR HOPE CENTRE IN HAITI IOC FIGHTS ILLEGAL BETTINGLeft IOC President Jacques Rogge and UN Secretary-Youth Development CentreAbove The first stone is laid in HaitiOLYMPIC REVIEW 13General Ban Ki-moon visit the

In the run-up to the London 2012 Olympic Games, a second TV spot will be drawn from among the video entries, chosen by a panel including Olympic athletes. This spot, made up of user-generated content, will be aired in the weeks before and during the Games.The digital component,, is the hub of the campaign, where people can watch videos from all over the world, vote for their favourites or submit their own videos. At the heart of the experience is the video montage creator that allows people to upload and incorporate their videos into some of the greatest Olympic moments of all time before sharing them with their friends.The IOC has unveiled "Show Your Best", an integrated communications campaign inviting people around the world to demonstrate their best.Entrants will be given the chance to appear on a global Olympic TV feature and to win a trip to the London 2012 Olympic Games."We wanted to create a campaign that would reach and engage young people - by building a correlation between "Olympic best" and everyone's personal best. Not everyone can be an Olympic athlete, but everyone can strive to be their best at something," said Timo Lumme, Managing Director of IOC Television & Marketing Services.The IOC is working with Olympic broadcast partners worldwide to promote the initiative through a broadcast spot depicting some of the greatest Olympic moments of all time. Complementing these iconic performances is footage of people doing their best - whatever that may be. IOC SUPPORTS SUSTAINABILITY FRAMEWORKIOC ASKS THE WORLD TO "SHOW YOUR BEST"Below "Show Your Best" allows users to upload their own videos and vote for their favouritesNEWS IN BRIEFPrince Albert II new WOA PatronPrince Albert II of Monaco has become the Patron of the World Olympians Association (WOA) at the proposal of WOA President Joël Bouzou. He succeeds the late Juan Antonio Samaranch, who created the WOA in 1994 and was its Patron until his death in 2010.IOC member named Colombian Minister of SportIOC member Andrés Botero Phillipsbourne has been confirmed as the Colombian Minister of Sport in a ceremony held at the Casa de Nariño, the Presidential Palace in Bogotá, and attended by the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón. IOC President Jacques Rogge was represented at the event by IOC EB Member Richard Carrión.Above Sustainability has become an increasingly central part of hosting the GamesSince its congress in 1994, the IOC has worked to promote sustainable development and caring for the environment through its Sport and Environment Commission and its work with the organisers of the Olympic Games. This commitment was underlined with the launch of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)'s Event Organisers Sector Supplement (EOSS), a free framework for event organisers to report on their sustainability - the creation of which was supported and part-funded by the IOC. Following the creation of a sustainability report for the UEFA Euro 2008, it was felt that the creation of a GRI reporting framework for event organisers would encourage greater consistency in event reporting and enable organisers and report readers to understand the impact of events. The reporting framework sets out the principles and performance indicators that organisations can use to measure and report on their economic, environmental and social performance. 14 OLYMPIC REVIEW