Pierre de Coubertin Youth Forum 2017 Ülenurme – Estonia
The International Pierre de Coubertin Youth Forums:
1997 – France – Le Havre
1999 – England – Much Wenlock
2001 – Switzerland – Lausanne
2003 – Italy – Arenzano
2005 – Austria – Radstadt
2007 – Czech – Ta´bor
2009 – Greece – Olympia
2011 – China – Beijing
2013 – Norway– Lillehammer
2015 – Slovakia – Piešt´any
The International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (CIPC) and Ülenurme Gümnaasium present the 11th Pierre de Coubertin Youth Forum from 19th– 26th August 2017 in Ülenurme, Estonia.
World-wide network of the Coubertin Schools, nominate seven students and one teacher to represent your school! We are expecting 30 delegations from 27 countries and 5 continents to attend the forum.
Participating students should be between the ages of 16 and 18 and are expected to have learnt English or French as a foreign language for several years so that they are able to communicate within the international community of the 11th Forum.
The participants of our 11th Youth Forum will not only have the chance to visit Estonia and to learn more about this young Baltic Republic. Besides enjoying the beauty of the landscape, they will also be able to meet and create friendships with the young people in Ülenurme.
The motto of the 11th Youth Forum will be
“Kalokagathia – the harmony of body and mind!”
Participants are expected to take part in all events of the week’s programme without any exception. This especially applies to the participation in the competitions for the Coubertin Award, which was created in 1997.
The cards must be brought to the Forum in August.
All students will, as individuals, complete a short test (15 minutes) about the Olympic Movement. Questions will focus on the ancient and modern Games, the life of Pierre de Coubertin and the Olympic Games venues (summer and winter).
These tests are designed in true Olympic spirit to promote participation. All students should have the opportunity to succeed with the appropriate amount of training and effort. At the 11thForum the tests will include some traditional events, like a 100m sprint,long jump, swimming, cross country race and ball throw from a sitting position (Paralympic sport). More details will follow later.
Week will be filled with different activities: workshops, lectures, discussions, paraolympics, quizes, mini-expo, parade, performances, different sport activities.
Every student will take part in 5 disciplines:
- Cross country – Boys 3 km, Girls 2 km
- Swimming 50m
- Long jump
- Sprint 100 m
- Ball throw
A ranking list will be set up after the race; about 15.30min for boys (5.10min/km) and 12min (6min/km) for girls.
Swimming (We can only once use the swimmingpool. If a participant fails, he/she will get a 2nd chance right after the competition.)
Boys 50 sec
Girls 55 sec
Long jump (We do not use a „take off zone“) 3 attemps. Correct take off!
Boys 450 cm
Girls 350 cm
Sprint 100 m
Boys 14.5 sec
Girls 16.0 sec
Ball throw (similiar rules to javelin). Total 3 attemps for each patricipant.
Boys 40m ( 250g ball)
Girls 30m (150g ball)
EXTRA EVENT (Not included into the competitions for the Coubertin Award, but it´s an emotional, traditional and very attractive event)
Tug of war. – 6+1 members. 6 are pulling and 1 is a subtitute or cheerleader! Each full team, and mixed team (observer nations) are drawn to the groups. The size of the groups depends on how many countries will take part. After group stage starts play off stage.
Other sport activities:
We offer almost every day multiple choises of sport activities for participants of the Youth Forum.
- Team sports:
streetball/basketball, football, indiaca, (beach) volleyball, some funny relay events.
- Individual sports are:
discgolf, orienteering, fitness/aerobics, nordic walking (for team leaders), table tennis.
In every event there is a local instructor who will help and guide if necessary.
Stay connected and “like” our Facebook page and use hastag : #CIPSyouthforumEST to show Your preparations for this summer!
We will be waiting for You!