UIPM 2018 Global Laser Run City Tour: Youth Olympic Games buzz extends to El Palomar (ARG)
The 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires (October 6-18) was hailed as a stunning success and the feelgood factor spread to the city of El Palomar on October 25.
El Palomar, 20km from the capital, became the second Argentinian venue to host an edition of the Global Laser Run City Tour, with three more planned for 2018.
The Modern Pentathlon (Tetrathlon) at YOG 2018 was watched by capacity crowds at Youth Olympic Park, thanks to a policy of free attendance, and a special focus day enabled organisers to further promote UIPM Sports to the public.
One of the immediate outcomes of this development work was a well-attended City Tour one week after the conclusion of the Games, organised by the Argentina Modern Pentathlon Federation (FAPM) at the sports centre of the National Military College.
A spokesperson for the local organising committee said: “The Modern Pentathlon Federation of Argentina has embraced the new and exciting sport of Laser Run and plans to hold three more events in the City of Magdalena, Esquel and La Pampa.
“There was also a clinic for sports teachers interested in developing this fantastic sport.
“Jorge Fariña, head of the division of physical education, also provided an opportunity to try out the Modern Pentathlon and received very positive feedback.”
The UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour was created in 2017 to deliver an exciting, dynamic and fun competition to participants of all ages and offer them an entry point to UIPM Sports.
The Global LRCT took place in parks, stadiums and iconic urban venues in 60 cities around the world in 2017, with more than 15,000 participants. There are about 100 events scheduled in 2018.
Laser Run is a development sport of UIPM but aspiring athletes of all ages also have the chance to compete for global titles at the UIPM Laser Run World Championships, the fourth edition of which took place in September 2018 in Dublin (IRL).
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