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SAUDI ARABIA TO HOST SECOND EDITION OF UTS WORLD VIRTUAL YOUTH FESTIVAL 2021

By United Through Sports | October 7, 2021

Saudi Arabia to Host Second Edition of United Through Sports World Virtual Youth Festival 2021 After the first successful UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2020 held in Bangkok, Thailand, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host the UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2021. The festival will be organized by a special committee under the supervision of the Riyadh Asian Games 2034 Organizing Committee and United Through Sports (UTS). It will take place from 20-27 November with the participation of over 100 international federations and organizations from around the world with hybrid workshop and conference to take place in Riyadh host …

BAHRAIN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE AND UTS SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

By United Through Sports | September 16, 2021

A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Bahrain Olympic Committee and UTS with the aim of strengthening joint cooperation relations between the Committee and the organization to emphasize the role of sport in achieving sustainable development goals. This step will also ensure that youth of the region regardless to ability will have more opportunities to access and enjoy sport. The meeting was attended by His Highness Sheikh Salman bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Vice President of the General Sports Authority, Chairman of the Bahrain Martial Games Council, and CEO of the Public Sports Authority, His Excellency Dr. Abdul Rahman Sadiq …

PHILIPPINE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (POC) AND UTS SIGN A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

By United Through Sports | September 6, 2021

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC)and United Through Sports (UTS) signed a historical agreement held virtually on 1 September to work together to foster inclusion, youth development and equity through sports and UTS initiatives. The Philippines Olympic Committee played an important part in the 2020 UTS World Virtual Youth Festival under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee and Special Olympics. Pearl Managuelod, executive board member of the POC brought youth across many sports in the region to take part and get active during the pandemic. UTS is looking forward to an even greater cooperation for the 2021 …

YOUNGEST PARALYMPIAN HUSNAH KUKUNDAKWE

By United Through Sports | September 1, 2021

Did you know? Our UTS Ambassador Husnah Kukundakwe is THE youngest Paralympic Games athlete and currently the only classified Para-swimmer of Uganda? She is 14 years old and was the flag bearer for Uganda during the unforgettable opening ceremony and has now made her debut during the Paralympics in Tokyo 2020. Kukundakwe, was born without a lower right arm and did not live with a plan to become a Paralympic swimmer, but she wanted to be more comfortable about herself. “I really did become more confident. Before I started sport I would always wear a sweater or a long-sleeve shirt to …

WE ARE LIFT OFF FOR THE PARALYMPICS

By United Through Sports | August 27, 2021

The stunning Paralympics opening ceremony took place on the 24 August in Tokyo and the spectacular flag parade was led by members of the refugee team. UTS was watching dressed in purple and were proud to see their youth ambassadors Husnah Kukundakwe carrying proudly the Uganda flag and Ezra Frech representing USA with a massive team of 240 athletes. The theme of the ceremony was “Moving Forward: We Have Wings.” As part of the vibrant and  emotional three-hour extravaganza, the Olympic Stadium was turned into a magical “airport” as “passengers” – the athletes and the billions of viewers around the world – were …