NDIANAPOLIS (USA): The USATF has announced its Excellence Challenge Grants. They will fund a total of $220,000 in Excellence Challenge Grants to support advancing performance excellence in five specific areas:Race Walking, Youth, Masters, Long Distance Running and Disabled Athlete Programs. The grants must stimulate innovative proposals that will result in sustained improvement in competitive excellence across these disciplines, consistent with USATF‘s strategic plan writes USATF in a press release.
SINGAPORE (SIN): The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee (SYOGOC) has assembled singers from five continents to sing the theme song for the first-ever Youth Olympic Games. Artists chosen to perform the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games theme song are Jody Williams representing Africa, Sean Kingston representing America, Tabitha Nauser representing Asia, Steve Appleton representing Europe, and Jessica Mauboy representing Oceania. The singers are in Singapore this week to record the theme song and film the music video. They will come together once again to perform the theme song at the Opening Ceremony of the Games writes trackalerts.com. The Parelloop organizes its 28th edition this Sunday on the 10K record breaking course of the Dutch city Brunssum. Top favorites are Kenyans Joyce Mwangi and Emily Chemutai who both have a 33:58 personal best to their names. However Ethiopian Gamachu Ferahiwatand Corine Spaans (34.44)from The Netherlands will definitely attempt to break their challenge. Parelloop ambassadrice Lornah Kiplagat will not participate this year.
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