Rio 2016 Volunteer Program – Social Inclusion

Rosemary Mula has been busy in Brasil with he Volunteer Program getting underway in late August.

These are photos from the day when she went to the Favela (Rio’s poor neighbourhoods) to encourage people there to become 2016 volunteers.

Rosemary actually did the required blood pressure test and then joined the exercise group…..before the speeches.

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Rio 2016 Volunteer recruitment begins

Another milestone has been reached in the preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games with the commencement of volunteer recruitment.

Spirit of Sydney member, Rosemary Mula, has been on local television in Brasil and involved in the Volunteer Program launch.

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Local television covered the event and ran a story on the program.

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Flavia Fontes, is the volunteer program manager and is very excited about the program. Like in Sydney, the volunteers will make the games and will bring much pride to the city and country.

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You can watch the video of the TV story by clicking the following link. (Portuguese language)

http://globotv.globo.com/globo-news/jornal-das-dez/v/inscricoes-para-se-tornar-voluntario-nos-jogos-olimpicos-de-2016-comecam-nesta-quinta-28/3591964/

Sport Matters – Sydney Spring Sail

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The annual Sport Matters Sydney Spring Sail is back for 2014 and we would love you to join us for the 2014 Twilight Cruise.

Date: Saturday 20 September 2014
Time: 4.30pm-6.30pm
Departs: Campbell’s Cove Wharf

Click here for more details or to book.

Inside the Games : Rosemary Mula

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Spirit of Sydney member, Rosemary Mula, has been featured in a story about volunteering on the Inside the Games website.

Read the story by clicking here.

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Rosemary and Wilf Mula are volunteering with Team Tonga at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Rosemary pictured with a new friend in Glasgow.

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Athletes relaxing on the lawn at the Commonwealth Games Village prior to the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday July 23rd.

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Whats it like to compete in Mountain Bike ?

Heres a Go Pro video of the UCI World Cup Mountain Bike course in Scotland. We think you’ll agree Mountain Bike is a pretty extreme Olympic sport.

Spirit of Sydney Lunch – Liesel Tesch Paralympian

The Spirit of Sydney Volunteers Group recently held another successful lunch at Sydney’s Darling Harbour on board the historic South Steyne ferry.

We were privileged to host Australian Paralympian Liesel Tesch AM who has represented Australia in Basketball and Sailing at six consecutive Paralympic Games.

Liesel spoke of her triumphs and struggles she experienced on her way to Bronze, Silver (Basketball) and Gold (Sailing) medals at the games.

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After an excellent lunch served by the friendly staff on board the South Steyne Ferry Function Centre, the Spirit of Sydney Group assembled for a team photo with Liesel who happened to be celebrating her birthday the same day. Congratulations Liesel and HAPPY BIRTHDAY !

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Faster Higher Stronger

“The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.” –The Olympic Charter