Concept - Kids Cup by Nicola Spirig
«Swimming, cycling and running – be just like the London Olympic champion at the Nicola Spirig Kids Cup. Be there and take part.»
«Participe à la Nicola Spirig Kids Cup – nage, roule, cours comme la médaillée olympique à Londres.»
In the course of my sporting career, I experienced many wonderful, unique and invaluable things, meeting inspiring people. When I was working towards winning my Olympic medals, going through a phase of sporting and personal development, many people passionate about sports aided and supported me.
I would now like to give something back and offer others my help. I would be pleased to lend my name and invest time in helping as many children as possible to gain access to sports – especially the triathlon – and to the pleasures of exercise. The «Nicola Spirig Kids Cup», emphasising the Olympic motto «taking part is more important than winning» organises a number of kids´ races appropriate for children throughout Switzerland, where they can learn about sporting values in a playful manner. I find that sport is a good life school, helping to overcome everyday obstacles and to solve problems.
So that the kids can profit long-term from this project, the «Nicola Spirig Kid Cup» will be used to generate money. This will go to the clubs organising the event, and they will use it 1:1 to offer children regular training sessions, promoting access to sports and supporting young people in the long term.
Sport puts things in motion, and it has my full backing.
Nicola Spirig, Olympic champion