Youths converge in Bressanone/Brixen

A record number of 179 nations will compete in Bressanone/Brixen World Youth Championships - Sudtirol 2009. Athletes are coming from as far as 18,600 km and 13 hours time difference. Opening Ceremony on July 7th.

This is also by far the largest number of participants for any sport event ever hosted in South Tyrol.

Aruba, Cook Islands, Nauru, Kiribati, Comoros, Mariana Islands, Micronesia or Palau: never heard of them? The World Youth Championships "Südtirol 2009" taking place in Bressanone/Brixen from July 8th to 12th has the answer.

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Meanwhile, South Africa has selected 30 athletes for the championships, while Kenya picked 20.

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