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UTS WVYF 2020 MEDALS AND CERTIFICATES

By Team UTS | January 19, 2021

A new year has begun and although the challenges of 2020 are not yet over, it was a year of unique experiences and learning processes. We were reminded that together we can find answers and solutions to keep moving forward. Our solidarity and positive reaction to the challenges we have faced has brought us closer together and stronger than ever. 2021 has begun with the planet being far more interconnected as we try to overcome adversity. The online world has …

UTS LEAVING A LEGACY GALA & AWARDS NIGHT

By Team UTS | December 21, 2020

As the world faces life changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, United Through Sports joined forces with over 100 organisations in 2020 to promote inclusion, equality, non-discrimination and peace for and with the youth of the world. The world’s first ever virtual youth festival was held under the patronage of the IOC, IPC and Special Olympics, GAISF, SportAccord and AIMS hosted from Thailand to the world. Cities around the world including the Gold Coast, Ekaterinburg, Milano Cortina, Abu Dhabi, Astana, Washington D.C and Los Angeles …

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! UTS PARTICIPANTS AWAIT THE AWARDS AND GALA NIGHT IN BANGKOK

By Team UTS | December 18, 2020

UTS would like to thank each and every organization who has contributed towards the success of the United Through Sports World Virtual Youth Festival 2020. Tomorrow evening, Bangkok will host the Gala Awards Night where over 300 kids who have participated in the event from various sports disciplines will come together to enjoy the festive activities. The evening will include the announcement of all the winners of Max Fit, Aero Fit, Talent, Youth Ambassadors and we will celebrate and salute every competitor, official and organization!   At 7pm Thai time/1pm CET, all finals will be announced and can be viewed …

UNITED THROUGH SPORTS LEAVING A LEGACY AWARDS GALA

By Team UTS | December 15, 2020

More than 100 organizations and federations participated in the historical United Through Sports World Virtual Youth Festival 2020. While we are still finding ourselves in unprecedented times, the festival focused on promoting and nurturing: Inclusion, Non-discrimination, Equality and Peace.  The festival was granted patronage by the IOC, IPC, SOI, SportAccord, GAISF, AIMS and included 5 competitions: Aero Fit, Max Fit, Inclusive Sports, Talent and Unified Fitness Challenge.  Youth Ambassadors from all participating organizations and cities shared their own unique messages of peace and hopes for a better future at a time where we are all in need of hope and …

Thailand Praises the Success of the UTS Festival

By Team UTS | November 26, 2020

The United Through Sports World Virtual Youth Festival made a big impact in the Kingdom of Thailand. Bangkok, Thailand was proudly the host of this historical sport and educational event. Over 3 months, the Thai Youth prepared and practiced to be a part of the various festival events. The Opening and Closing Ceremony, the competitions and the workshops. Youth participated in the Opening Ceremony with a special band of all abilities which had been formed and the Thai Dance, Cheerleading and Gymnastic Federations sending their National Teams to perform. Schools and Universities participated in the 3 workshops and hosts were …

United Through Sports Congratulates IPC Medalists

By Team UTS | November 25, 2020

The International Paralympic Committee is an important partner of the United Through Sports initiative. Hundreds of youngsters from around the world joined the final competition. They needed to film themselves performing an exercise routine of their choice for 60 seconds maximum. Then they needed to spend 45 seconds to the camera explaining their motivation to participate in the challenge and what world leaders need to do to create a more accessible and inclusive future for all people. IPC President Andrew Parsons was the opening speaker for the Festival and the IPC, and participated in different Panels over the 5-day Conference. …

YOUTH AROUND THE WORLD YOU ROCK!

By Team UTS | November 22, 2020

Youth from the five continents were united as one spirit with one heart for the UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2020. Since the first UTS Festival in 2018, each event has focused on placing youth at the centre. This essential aspect of the UTS Festival concept ensures that youth of all abilities have an equal opportunity. The spectacular five-day Youth Festival has come to an end. Over the last 3 months, youth from around the world have prepared and been excited by the prospect of such a unique and all-inclusive event.  We are all experiencing challenging times with the current …

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