UNDOF participates in International Sports Convention

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18 Sep 2012

UNDOF participates in International Sports Convention

September 12, 2012 – UNDOF members joined an International Sports Convention on A-Side from 12 to 13 of September.

Almost 100 peacekeepers from different UN missions in the Middle East like UNTSO, UNDOF, UNIFIL and MFO (Multinational Force and Observer in Sinai) had the chance to perform their skills. They were split up in groups at the arrival and struggled in various sports competitions like bike spinning, kickboxing, drumming and Zumba (a kind of aerobic workout). Each event was animated by professional trainers and accompanied by motivating music.

UNDOF was represented by the Force Commander, MGen I S Singha, who did not hesitate to show his superb skills in basketball. 25 soldiers of all ranks from PHILBATT, AUSBATT and LOGBATT participated in soccer and basketball matches. On the second day a fascinating biking tour took place through the desert Negev, which provided an amazing natural background with its landscape and fauna.

"This invitation was a great opportunity for us to get in contact with other UN mission members" LtCol Dennis Godfrey Gammad, the CLPIO UNDOF, mentioned at the end of the closing ceremony. The Sports Convention was finished on the second day and all participating UNDOF members came back to their positions with nice and everlasting impressions in their backpack. Most of them felt tired - but happy.