Feature: YOG young reporters are here!
                 English.news.cn | 2014-08-23 14:45:04 | Editor: Mengjie

Young reporter Hernan Goldzycher says "Hello" after giving interview. (Xinhuanet/Xu Mengnan)

BY Wang Mengjie

NANJING, Aug. 23 (Xinhuanet) -- Days are always exciting for young reporters in Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. The young reporter program is funded and run by International Olympic Committee (IOC) with the aim of educating and influencing young people in sport and the Olympic values.

Wang Yang, one of ten young reporter representatives from host country China, told Xinhuanet reporters that all of the 35 young reporters from five continents and 24 countries took training classes in written, photography, as well as new media reporting of multi-sport events before the official opening of Nanjing YOG on August 16, 2014.

As a young reporter representative of the city of Rio which will be hosting the 2016 Olympic Summer Games, the 22-year-old Francisco Gonzaga feels amazing to take and edit photos with his tutor and group members.

He is impressed by the hospitality and kindness of Chinese people, although he still has no time to do a sightseeing of Nanjing.

Francisco treats work very seriously. Eyebrows knitted together in a little frown are his "logo" which sends a message, saying, Francisco is in a deep thinking.

Hernan is another typical young reporter in the group. The 21-year-old Argentinean is an out and out sports enthusiast. Having played tennis competitively as well as being a qualified tennis coach, he is currently an intern at Clarin Newspaper, the largest newspaper in Argentina, and is also a press representative of the Argentine Football Association.

Asked about the most impressive thing during his visit in Nanjing, Hernan rattles off: "weather", as he was told how muggy the city will be before he came to China.

However, weather here is more comfortable than he can imagine, as the nice and cool air makes he feel fortunate.

Besides his professional skills and good manners, Hernan also shows his talent on language, as he says "Wo Hen Hao" in Chinese very fluently, to express "I am fine."

Andy Miah, the tutor from UK with more than 20 years' working experiences in media industry, is absolutely important for the members. They can tell how creative and instructive Andy is during the whole day's reporting.

He asks shooting athlete to wear Google Glass to see whether the glass will interfere with the play, and whether the camera function will help them to record the competition process.

Members in his team go to dig this topic: interviewing the athletes and writing the scripts for their videos under the tutor.

He organizes an Action Art of fencing in Youth Olympic Village: he asks his four students to stand in different four corners with rope in hand, forming a rectangle; two athletes are asked to play fencing in the middle of the rectangle.

The group members, as a result, are able to feel the art in person, and are also capable of understanding the feelings of the audiences via interviews.

Through a day's experience, the Xinhuanet reporters are proud of their curiousness and devotion.

It has touched them to see Wang Yang's hardworking, Francisco's serious attitude, Hernan's professional spirit and Andy's initiative.

The essence of taking pains is also worth learning for all, which embodies the spirit of Youth Olympic Games.

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