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24TH EDITION WINTER OLYMPICS BEIJING

By United Through Sports | February 7, 2022

A stunning crescendo of unity as the world united in all their diversity to watch the 24th edition of the Winter Olympics in Beijing. With close to 3,000 athletes from 91 nations, the Games are set to be a spectacular moment in world sporting history. A mission of the Games is to unite above and beyond borders, differences and towards a better future where the audience witnessed the centerpiece of the Olympic torch, a snowflake combining 91 nations standing together. IOC President, spoke to the world and asked for everybody to “give peace a chance” and encouraging us all to live …

DIPLOMACY THROUGH SPORT KINGDOM OF THAILAND & KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

By United Through Sports | January 28, 2022

A historical agreement took place between two kingdoms, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, when His Excellency General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of Thailand and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia concluded a two-day meeting in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Thailand and Saudi Arabia, for nearly 30 years, have had no diplomatic relations but today, with this historical agreement, the affairs between these two kingdoms will go back …

MEDALS AND CERTIFICATES FOR THE WVYF 2021

By United Through Sports | January 21, 2022

A new year has begun and although the challenges of 2021 are not yet over, it was a year of unique experiences and sporting events. The online world has seen borders vanish as many of us witnessed with the second successful UTS World Virtual Youth Festival hosted in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.The Saudi Arabia Olympic Committee and UTS built a strong and dedicated alliance to encourage a healthier and more active lifestyle for youth around the world. UTS CEO, Julia Govinden shared the pride of UTS and said: “We have all been greatly inspired by the youth who participated …

STEFAN DOGARU WINS GOLD AT UTS WORLD VIRTUAL YOUTH FESTIVAL

By United Through Sports | January 20, 2022

Rising para-teqball star Stefan Dogaru won gold at the United Through Sports (UTS) World Virtual Youth Festival in the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Inclusive Challenge event. The Romanian para athlete was competing in the Youth Under 18 category at the virtual event, which was launched by the Alliance on Independent Recognized Members of Sport (AIMS) and organised this year by the National Olympic Committee of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Reflecting on his success, Dogaru said: “I think this event is a good opportunity for every young para athlete or child with a disability that wants to participate in sporting …

I’M OVER BEING “A HERO” BY BEN HAACK

By United Through Sports | January 18, 2022

Ben Haack, is a gentleman that makes an impact whenever he speaks, and all for the right reasons! Special Olympics International Board Member and Special Olympics Australia Athlete Leader, is sending us all an important message to join the actionable change for people with intellectual disabilities around the world. UTS met Ben in 2018 and instantly a connection was made through the shared vision and mission towards an inclusive world for youth of all abilities. Ben has delivered. powerful presentations and speeches during The UTS Sports Festival 2019 on the Gold Coast, Australia and most recently discussed inclusion in depth during …