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  • IOC President praises Young Leaders Mentoring Program


    Buenos Aires: IOC President Thomas Bach  praised Sport at the Service of Humanity’s Young Leaders Mentoring Program, as he met with the four young leaders enrolled in the program during the Olympism in Action Forum in Buenos Aires.

    Speaking following the meeting, IOC President Bach said:

     “Young people are the future of our Olympic Movement and this inspirational group of young leaders
     give us all confidence for tomorrow. I’m so pleased that so many senior figures in sport can help them on their way.”

    The President’s meeting with the young leaders came following the official launch of the program on 4 October in Buenos Aires. The program, which is supported by International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS Handa), sees four young leaders from South Sudan, Canada, Philippines and Israel embark on a transformational one-year journey under the mentorship of four distinguished sport and business

    Sport at the Service of Humanity is a global movement that was inspired by His Holiness Pope Francis to “challenge yourself in the game of life, as you do in the game of Sport”.

    Sport at the Service of Humanity’s WHY is to Change the World using the combined power of Faith and Sport. To use Sport as a training ground for the body and soul. To inspire people, especially the youth, to focus not just on Winning in Sport, but Winning in Life.

    “Sport at the Service of Humanity: The First Global Conference on Faith & Sport” was held at The Vatican in October 2016 - successfully launching a global Movement to leverage the power of Faith & Sport as a platform for good.

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