21 AUG 2010 Report Singapore

Young reporters meet with President Diack in Singapore

Left to right: Iuliia Vynokurova of Ukraine; Sonali Prasad of India; President Diack; See Kit Tang of Singapore; Ji Ye of China; Alan Abrahamson, Young Reporter trainer, United States (Freelance)Left to right: Iuliia Vynokurova of Ukraine; Sonali Prasad of India; President Diack; See Kit Tang of Singapore; Ji Ye of China; Alan Abrahamson, Young Reporter trainer, United States (Freelance) © Copyright
Reaching out to the younger generations is the main message the Youth Olympic Games are carrying, and since this message has to be spread out worldwide, IAAF President Lamine Diack had the chance to meet and speak with some members of the young generations of journalism on Friday (20).

Five young boys and girls, members of the IOC young reporter’s educational program, along with their teacher/mentor Alan Abrahamson, a long-time Olympic sports reporter from the U.S., were thrilled to have the opportunity to address their questions to the IAAF President.

Although it was the first time in their lives that the young journalists had a chance to stand in front of one of the most important leaders of the world of sport, the young reporters were prepared with a series of interesting questions for President Diack, who was impressed with their enthusiasm and their different approach in many issues related to athletics.

Yannis Nikolaou for the IAAF