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SBD Global/August 1, 2012/Events and Attractions

Sports Initiative Doha GOALS Will Host Its First Annual Forum In December

Doha GOALS, a new initiative designed to develop the use of sport as a driver for social and economic change, announced its inaugural, annual forum, which will take place from Dec. 10-12, 2012. The initiative, from the Aspire Zone Foundation and Richard Attias & Associates, will build a community of hundreds of key influencers who believe sport is a crucial vehicle for social and economic development. Speakers at the forum will include Olympic Gold Medalist Carl Lewis, Oscar Pistorius, who will become the first-ever Paralympian to compete at an Olympic Games, and Olympic Gold Medalist Mark Spitz (Doha GOALS).

MARATHON: XINHUA reported that Myanmar (Burma) will host its first int'l marathon in Yangon on Jan. 27, 2013. About 1,000 participants, including both locals and foreigners, are expected to take part in the Yoma Yangon Int'l Marathon. There will be three race distances -- marathon, 10K and 3K runs (XINHUA, 7/26).
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