On August 5th, Olympic Games Rio 2016 officially kicks off, just 3 weeks after Gymnasiade 2016, the biggest event of ISF. For many years, Gymnasiade has been the first step helping sport talents enter the door of the most prestigious sport event in the world. There are over 50 athletes from 3 most recent Gymnasiades competing in different international championships including Summer Olympics and part of top rankings. Keri-Anne Payne, Silver medalist in 2008 Olympics, Hugues Doboscq, Bronze medalist in 2004 and 2008 Olympics, Gabor Balogh, Silver medalist in 2000 Olympics and many more, they all were once participants of ISF Gymnasiade.
ISF tournaments are home of talents, where potential talented Olympians are spotted and sport careers inspire students at an early stage. Presumably, youth is always in the center of all ISF's activities. In the light of Olympic Games Rio 2016, the ISF Ambassadors will represent their generation to bring the big Games one step closer to everyone. Follow us and your Ambassadors on social networks and see how we are going to enjoy the big Games together, everyday!
Our ISF Ambassadors are designated within each ISF World Schools Championship based on a contest. They are representatives of dynamic and proactive new generation. Coming from all over the world, they raise an active voice of youth contributing to grow the values of school sport in each country.
7 Ambassadors by your side during Olympics Rio 2016:
- Andrew Mcgillivray - ISF Ambassador of Badminton
- Lucia Cordero Veliz - ISF Ambassador of Table tennis
- Omar Khassal - ISF Ambassador of Table tennis
- Lora Ontl - ISF Ambassador of Cross-Country
- Joshua Torlsey - ISF Ambassador of Cross-Country
- Tamara Leiva - ISF Ambassador of Basketball 3x3
- Jet Reinerink - ISF Ambassador of Volleyball