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Cross Border Athletics (CBA)
Start date: Jul 9, 2013, End date: Dec 8, 2014 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project will build cross-border cooperation in sport development, identifying children and youth as the main target group. It will increase the level of competence of athletes, coaches and sport-related people in track and field disciplines, by learning and using the experience of other countries, thereby improving the achievements of specific sport disciplines along with the promotion of sport and active lifestyle among children and young people. The project aims to launch a long-term cooperation between local sport schools in municipalities of Smiltene and Porhova, using experience and resources of both countries. Achievements: Outputs*1 sports stadium reconstructed in Smiltene (Latvia) and new surface of run track laid for 5575 m2; *1 sports stadium reconstructed in Porhov (Russia) and new surface of run track laid for 2550 m2; *Sports equipment purchased for Smiltene stadium – 8 starting blocks and 10 barriers for each running tracks; *2 two day international athletic competitions organised in Smiltene and Porhov involving more than 120 young athletes, children from Latvia, Russia and Estonia; *2 mutual visits of professional athletes and coaches from Latvia and Russia organised in Smiltene and Porhov areas; *Information about the project reflected on websites of Smiltene and Porhov - and www.porhov.ruResults*Athlete training environment improved in Smiltene (Latvia) and Porhov (Russia) sports stadiums; *Capacity increased and quality improved for sports competitions organized in Smiltene and Porhov sports stadiums; *The competence and motivation of coaches raised through exchange of expertise with foreign partners; *The number of children involved in athletics in Smiltene and Porhov increased for 20 %; *Sportive results of young athletes improved; *Awareness of youngsters about healthy and active lifestyle increased through attractive sports events and international cooperation; *Constructive cooperation contacts established between local sports schools for children and youngsters in municipalities of Smiltene and Porho
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