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BEIJING Jordan Shoes For Sale , Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Good results, active social life and free from scandals -- the Youth Olympics-bound Chinese athletes have been given more tasks than their senior counterparts, just without that much pressure.
When the Chinese delegation announced its 123 athletes here on Monday, chef de mission Xiao Tian asked these young people, aged between 15 and 18, that they need to be more than just an athlete in Nanjing Games.
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"You will compete on home soil which means good results are expected, but more than that, you should take part in social and educational activities, communicate with athletes from other parts of the world and improve yourself as a person," he told the group of teenagers, who mainly came from China's sports schools.
Exellence on and off the sport field is not enough. As far as Xiao concerned Nike Air Jordan Shoes For Sale , these athletes also must remain scandal free.
China is known to heavily crack down on doping cheats among elite athletes while sport authorities have admitted that they are short of resources to monitor lower level athletes in huge numbers.
Without proper anti-doping education and supervision, young athletes could fall easy victims when it comes to doping.
"Young athletes usually lack anti-doping awareness and knowledge. They are not regualted as much as senior athletes and easily influenced by others," Xiao warned.
"There could be pitfalls in doping control, so we launch a program to give anti-doping lectures and are very strict on medicine use.
"We have to make sure to send clean athletes and avoid any doping scandal," he added.
As the Youth Games are confined to teenagers between 15 and 18, the Chinese sport authorities carefully selected athletes at the right age.
"We have long adopted bone age tests. And we request athletes to show their birth certificate Nike Air Jordan For Sale , ID, passport, domestic registration and international registration, all of which must contain consistent information," Xiao said.
Chinese athletes will compete in all the 28 sports in the second edition of the Games in Nanjing from Aug. 16-28. Singapore held the inaugural Youth Olympics in 2010.
ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has praised Ethiopia's economy for showing strong resilience during the past fiscal year amid continued weak global prices for Ethiopia's key exports and the reemergence of drought conditions in parts of Ethiopia.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Julio Escolano Nike Jordan Retro Shoes For Sale , an advisor for IMF's African department, had paid a working visit to Ethiopia from September 13 to 26 to conduct the 2017 Article IV consultation discussions with the Ethiopian government.
In an assessment report released Wednesday, the team commended Ethiopia's economy for maintaining strong resilience despite the back-to-back drought that wreaked havoc in some parts of the east African country.
"The Ethiopian economy showed strong resilience in 201617 amid continued weak global prices for Ethiopia's key exports and re-emergence of drought conditions in parts of the country. Real gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have increased by 9 percent in 201617," team leader Escolano said.
Prudent budget execution led to a lower-than-planned fiscal deficit, estimated at 2.5 percent of GDP, the assessment indicated. IMF further advised the Ethiopian government that monetary policy should also be tightened so as to complement the restrictive fiscal stance.
"Government interventions to mitigate the social impact of the drought Nike Jordan Retro For Sale , in collaboration with development partners, were timely and effective, thus limiting its human cost," said Escolano.
Escolano, however, stressed that the east African country's exports continued to stagnate due to weak global commodity markets and delays in completion of key related projects.
IMF Nike Jordan Shoes For Sale , as part of the assessment, advised that medium-term growth prospects, supported by strong private investment, completion of key supporting infrastructure projects, and rising productivity are favorable as exports-oriented industries take root.
The ongoing efforts to strengthen domestic revenue collection and governance of public enterprises need to be stepped up to mobilize domestic resources and encourage their effective use, it indicated.
Extensive use of public-private partnerships Air Jordan Retro Shoes For Sale , private concessions, and privatization proceeds, in line with the authorities' policies, will safeguard public resources while helping private sector development.
"The current positive investor sentiment towards Ethiopia could be enhanced by reforms to improve the business climate. A more flexible exchange rate would help competitiveness. Improving economic statistics would support policymaking and investor confidence," the report read.
As part of the Article IV consultation discussions, the IMF attempts to assess each member country's economic condition Air Jordan Retro For Sale , which also helps to forestall future financial challenges.
The IMF staff team, during their stay in Ethiopia, had presented its key findings and recommendations to senior Ethiopian officials including Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.
Substantive technical and policy discussions were also held with Teklewold Atnafu, Governor of the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) and Abraham Tekeste, Ethiopian Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund is further expected to discuss the staff report for the east African country in November this year.
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