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Ex-US Olympians to help athletics

Rashneel Kumar
Thursday, April 17, 2014

FORMER US Olympians Dwight Phillips and Hazel Clark will be in the country for a week as part of the US Department of State Sport's Envoy Program.

Phillips, the former Olympic gold medallist and four-time world champion in long jump, and former middle distance runner Hazel Clark will arrive this Friday.

A statement from the US Embassy in Suva said "through this program, professional athletes, coaches, and administrators engage with youths around the world by conducting drills and participating in outreach activities outlining the importance of sports in the development of leadership skills, health and wellness, teamwork, and academic achievement.

"While in Fiji, both athletes will conduct clinics for local coaches and student athletes preparing to participate in the Coca-Cola Games in partnership with Athletics Fiji.

"They will also conduct follow-up programs for the deaf athletes and coaches from the Gospel School of Deaf that took part in the State Department-funded programs in 2013 in the US."

US Ambassador to Fiji, Frankie Reed says "Sports are an excellent means to build relations and mutual understanding between the United States and other countries because it crosses language, economic, and social barriers. Whether one is an athlete, coach, or fan, sports can bring people together".








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