NEWS

May 31 2018

WLO scientific and technical office in Bilbao welcomes a new trainee

Traineeships are an opportunity to learn from future leisure professionals, benefitting from their refreshing ideas and ways of doing, while passing on some of our knowledge and training future WLO ambassadors. As one more proof of our commitment to the youth, the WLO warmly welcomes Sandra del Campo, the first trainee to join the scientific and technical office in Bilbao. She will be collaborating with the events and communication department, learning from a major practical experience such as the organization of the WL Congress in São Paulo.

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May 30 2018

Basawaraj Gulshetty S. (India): “I joined the WLO to work more actively for the development of leisure in developing societies”

Here we come again with a new Q&A session! In this case, we introduce you to Dr. Basawaraj Gulshetty, a professor and researcher on the sociology of leisure who recently joined the WLO Board of Directors.

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May 30 2018

Some notes on WLO Board of Directors members and former members’ work in the field of sports

We asked some of the members or former members of the WLO Board of Directors (BoD) who are among the most involved in sports –BoD members Mr. Ling Ping and Mr. MA Zhongqiang (Victor), and former member Dr. Lijun (Jane) Zhou– about their work in this thematic area. Here a snapshot of their extensive work on this area. We invite you to contact them for more information on this work.

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May 30 2018

Further developing strategic partnerships in China

Roger Coles, Cristina Ortega and Jack Agrios, WLO Chairman, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and legal advisor, travelled to China in May for the signature of a new contract for the WL Expo in Hangzhou and the WL Games in Laixi, Qingdao, in 2019. The trip was also an opportunity to meet relevant actors in the Chinese leisure sphere.

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May 30 2018

The city of Laixi, Qingdao, will host the WL Games in 2019

The second edition of the World Leisure Games was organized in Laixi, Qingdao, China, in 2015, and involved 27,000 athletes from more than 90 countries and regions. This event is valued by the organizing institutions as a turning point in the local leisure scene, linked to the building of the WL Games’ main venue, the dimension and impact of the Games in the city, and their spillover effects in terms of development of leisure and sports habits, and of quality of life improvement. Building on this legacy, this new edition of the WL Games will be expanded from two weeks to six months – with at least two different sports events happening each month –, starting in March 2019.

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