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Buenos Aires, October 6 - ISF president Mr Laurent Petrynka, member of the IOC Olympic Education Commission, is participating at the Olympism In Action Forum, held on the occasion of the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Mr Petrynka is participating at the new Olympic initiative - Olympism in Action. The Forum is lead by International Olympic Committee with an aim of promoting Olympism in the society and with a focus on building a better World through sport.
"I am honored to represent ISF and the IOC Olympic Education Commission at the 3rd edition of Summer Youth Olympic Games. It is great to see the involvement of School Sport Federation of Argentina (Federacion Argentina de Deporte Escolar) in this incredible manifestation of Olympism and sport, hosted by Argentina," stated Mr Petrynka.
The movement began one day before the Opening of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (October 6-18), hosted by Argentina and held in its capital, Buenos Aires.
The Forum is addressing topics related to sport and society through a constructive dialogue with a diverse group of speakers and guests. Over 1600 participants involved range from Olympic Movement stakeholders, private and public sector leaders, athletes and media, to NGOs, academics, businesses, artists and other.
The topics on the agenda are covering all aspects of sport for all, from women in sport to refugees and populations in conflict and the future of sport. Participants will take part in the debates around doping and integrity, Global Goals, the benefits of being an Olympic Games host city, the future of sport, grassroots sports and its organisations and to strengthen Olympic and other institutions.
After a record-breaking Gymnasiade 2018, first ever International Multisport event for youth organised in Africa (hosted by Morocco), young athletes from all over the World will gather once again - this time in Buenos Aires.
The 3rd edition of Summer Youth Olympic Games will open on 6 October 2018 (23:00 CET time), host 32 sports and 4000 young athletes, and finish with a Closing Ceremony on 18 October 2018. New sports will make its Olympic debut; dance, karate and sport climbing. Two of them will also make a School Sport premiere as World Schools Champinoship, next year in Russian Federation (dance) and France (sport climbing).
Buenos Aires 2018 will also be the first Olympic event with a complete gender parity, with an equal numbers for boys and girls athletes.
Olympism in Action Forum is streamed live to IOC social media channels, while all YOG events will be broadcasted to Olympic Channel.
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