Members In The News / Sports & Athletics

Swedish Adventurer and Public Speaker – Jonathan Ljungqvist

March 15, 2017
Tim Young

Jonathan Ljungqvist is a Swedish adventurer who has braved many daring adventures around the world. It goes without saying that passion, drive and hard work makes you stand out anywhere and so, it wasn’t surprising when the 24-year-old was recently nominated as 2016 Swedish adventurer of the year.  As a member of the Young Society […]

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Aleksey Landres Begins Journey By Bike Through Southeast Asia

October 18, 2016
YSOP International

YSOP International wishes a happy and safe journey to Aleksey Landres who begins the 2nd part of his bicycle journey of Southeast Asia. Alex will first travel to Shanghai from his current location of Urumqi, China. After that, he will begin his bike journey through Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, and other countries. Alex […]

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Jasmine Young Graduates North Carolina Central University with Honors – Cum Laude

July 29, 2016
YSOP International

YSOP member Jasmine Young, the niece of YSOP’s CEO Tim Young, recently graduated from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Science with Honors – Cum Laude. Jasmine is going to China this summer to study and conduct research with a group of students selected from across the United States. After that […]

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Memphis pole vaulter to compete in Rio Olympics

May 5, 2016

In a sport where centimeters can make all the difference, the more than 5,000 miles between Memphis and Rio de Janeiro can seem impossibly large. But one former University of Memphis pole vaulter will be making the trip to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Meet Pauls Pujats. He’s a Memphis transplant from Riga, Latvia. […]

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Jonathan is the largest adventurer

January 27, 2016

He is 23 years old but seems to have done absolutely everything.Climbed Kilimanjaro, cycled from Sweden to Tanzania, paddled from Sweden to the Black Sea, walking 100 mil through India and now he’s taking 400 mil on roller skis over Australia.  He is the new Swedish Göran Kropp. Read More >>

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The importance of taking action when opportunity is presented to you

January 7, 2016
The Examiner

Why is it so important to take action upon your opportunities when they come to you? Because this opportunity that is presented to you right now might never come back to your door. If you do not act on it, you probably have lost your biggest life opportunity, and you don’t even see it because […]

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‘Think Grow Succeed 7 steps to Wealth and Money’ by Janis Butevics

December 21, 2015
Particle News

Discover yourself in a new way. Change your thinking and be the best person you can possibly be. Create millionaire mindset, six figures and get motivation. You can live your life like average people -Go to school, get good academic education, find a good-paying job, work hard every day and live from paycheck to paycheck, […]

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Taranaki director Hendrikus De Vaan takes out silver in Cannes

June 30, 2015
Taranaki Daily News

Hendrikus De Vaan’s passion for the film industry has taken him far away from his Ratapiko home. But speaking from Budapest, Hungary, De Vaan said home was about what you make of where you are at the time. “Cities are cities and people are people – you choose to make it your home.” De Vaan […]

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May 1, 2015

A famous Belarusian cyclist, active participant of the cyclists movement in Belarus and a volunteer Alexey Landres is going on a unique cycling tour that will last for a year and a half. Within 18 months he will cover around 30000 km and travel through 30 countries of the Middle East and Asia. The trip […]

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A Life in Stop Motion: A Journey From Benefits to Award-Winning Young Filmmaker

December 7, 2014
Huffington Post

A tale of existential questioning captured in the medium of stop motion, Hendrikus De Vaan’s short 4-minute film “Disappear”, single-handedly made while on benefit checks, has received acclaim at film festivals the world over. From Danny Boyle to Booker-Prize winning author DBC Pierre, 25-year-old De Vaan’s labor of love has sparked attention in the art […]

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