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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Chess Queen Kosteniuk Official Ambassador SportAccord World Mind Games

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Two ambassadors per World Mind Games discipline to take centrestage in Beijing

Every sport needs a hero- one who the youngsters can look up to. And SportAccord is proud to present the 10 ambassadors for the 2014 edition of the World Mind Games to be held in Beijing in China from the 11th to the 17th of December. Representing the best practices in their respective sports discipline, the following ambassadors would be the faces of their respective sports at the World Mind Games this year.

International ambassador - Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk
Chinese ambassador - Wenjun Ju

International ambassador - Fulvio Fantoni
Chinese ambassador - Wang Wenfei

International ambassador - Viktoriya Motrichiko
Chinese ambassador - Ala Tenghua

International ambassador - Hajin Lee
Chinese ambassador - Jiaxi Tuo

International ambassador - Hok Him Wong
Chinese ambassador - Sinan Tang

The SportAccord World Mind Games ambassador programme is a step taken towards increasing the profiles of the constituent member sports at the annual event. Chosen carefully by the international federations, the ambassadors are the representatives of their respective sports, tasked with helping reach out to a wider audience of mind sports. Also part of their responsibility is community outreach at the World Mind Games, where they are supposed to conduct sports clinics with young children, inspiring them to consider the pursuit of mind sports through informal and formal means.

Each sport has 2 ambassadors, one international and the other Chinese. The purpose of this classification is to ensure that the appeal of each sports does not remain restricted to either the international or the domestic audience.

Some like Fantoni have fulfilled this role in the past, and speaking of his nomination as the international bridge ambassador again, Fantoni said,"After a very positive and interesting experience in the 2013 World Mind Games, I am ready to promote the sport and the event anew."

Full details of the SportAccord World Mind Games ambassadors can be found here.
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