London 2017 international legacy project LEAP makes big impact in Argentina

Published 2 May 2017

The international legacy programme of the London 2017 IAAF World Championships has made a big impact in Argentina after the tenth and final session of Local Tutor Training was delivered in Buenos Aires earlier this month.

The programme known as LEAP (Leadership and Excellence in Athletics Programme) was a proposal from UK Athletics and UK Sport during the London 2017 bid back in 2011 for an international legacy programme to be deployed across 10 countries.

LEAP was ultimately launched in May 2014 with a vision to engage young people - typically between 14-18 years old - and develop the sport of athletics to create a lasting impact around the world.

The session in Buenos Aires saw Local Tutors deliver training for young people and help upskill them to enable the training to be cascaded across the city and the country in the future. 

Since launching, LEAP has been delivered in Argentina, Azerbaijan, Chile, Ethiopia, India, Kosovo, Mozambique, St Lucia, Senegal and Uganda.

UK Sport’s involvement in LEAP has seen the International Relations Team continue in its key role of working with sports federations, regional and global bodies of sport as well as governments, universities and NGOs around the world to promote and develop quality, safe, inclusive sport.          

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