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SEASONS GREETINGS FROM AIMS AND UTS

By United Through Sports | December 24, 2021

On behalf of the AIMS and UTS Family, the AIMS Council send their seasons greetings to all AIMS members, the GAISF Family, our partners, stakeholders and to each and everyone who share our unified mission and vision. We are experiencing day by day how fragile life and our world is.  These challenging times have brought us all closer. Our recent United Through Sports World Virtual Youth Festival 2021 showcased once again, that together we sent a strong message of unity, inclusion, equality and solidarity, for and with the youth of the world.  We would like to give our appreciation to …

Curtain Closes on the UTS World Virtual youth Festival 2021

By United Through Sports | November 27, 2021

After seven days and the only world virtual youth festival, the UTS World Virtual youth Festival 2021 has come to an end. With a breath-taking Closing Ceremony from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Over the last seven days Saudi Arabia has been the centre for youth of all abilities coming together under the patronage of the IOC, IPC, SOI, SportAccord, GAISF and AIMS. Far over 100 organisations joined forces with one mission, to promote inclusion, non-discrimination, equality, and the youth of the world standing together towards a better tomorrow. The event was opened by IOC President Thomas Bach, IPC President …

Towards the Closing Ceremony of the UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2021

By United Through Sports | November 26, 2021

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was granted the hosting rights for the UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2021 from Riyadh to the world.Over 100 international organisations participated in the all-inclusive event, under the patronage of the IOC, IPC, SOI, GAISF and AIMS. The Opening Ceremony saw the IOC President Thomas Bach deliver an inspiring message to the kingdom congratulating Saudi’s vision 2030, promoting sport for all, inclusion and equality. Further messages were delivered by the IPC President, Andrew Parson, the CEO of SOI, Mary Davis, UTS President, Stephan Fox, GAISF President, Ivo Ferriani and His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz,President of the National Olympic Committee. The workshops …

LAUNCH CEREMONY OF THE UTS WORLD VIRTUAL YOUTH FESTIVAL 2021

By United Through Sports | November 23, 2021

On the 22nd of November the event was officially opened by IOC President Thomas Bach, IPC president Andrew Parsons, SOI CEO Mary Davis, among the speakers during the Launch Ceremony. In the weekend prior to the Launch, four live workshops were broadcasted as part of the seven-day event, which is being hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Launch Ceremony was broadcast live on the Olympic Channel, featuring messages from  different world leaders and performances from children from across the world. In his remarks, Bach claimed the UTS World Virtual Youth Festival epitomised sport’s role in promoting global unity. “The …

DAY 2 OF UTS WORLD VIRTUAL YOUTH FESTIVAL 2021

By United Through Sports | November 23, 2021

The second day of the UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2021 from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had many exciting activities.The official draw for Max Fit and Aero Fit started with the final 16 in each competition to be announced tomorrow 8.00 AM Saudi time for the final round. A total of 65 sports are involved in the competition itself. The finals of the IPC Inclusive Challenge is also approaching. The talent competition is the most popular, judging has already started and announcements will be made on the last 400 competitors who make it to the final round. Two important workshops took place today WORKSHOP: …