The Mini Atomiade are coming to CERN! Members of Clubs supported by the CERN Staff Association and in conjunction with ASCERI (Association of the Sports Communities of the European Research Institutes) will be organising the summer games at the beginning of June.
ASCERI aims to contribute to a united Europe through regular sports meetings, bringing together members of public Research Institutes at European level. The Association's members come from over 40 Research Institutes spanning 16 countries. Numerous sports and leisure activities are represented at regular events and each tournament is organised by a different research institute.
Clubs in conjunction with the CERN Staff Association have sent teams to previous winter and summer games and now, the CERN Club’s Coordination Committee (CCC) has now taken on the challenge of organising a Mini Atomiade from Friday 3 June to Monday 6 June 2016 in Divonne-les-Bains.
The games are made up of four different tournaments/competitions: Small Field Football, Golf, Tennis and a 10 km running race. During the day, participants will be busy with their sport activities and in the evening, a well-earned dinner will be followed by entertainment courtesy of the CERN MusiClub and the CERN Jazz Club.
The Mini Atomiade is also a meeting place of sport and culture, which creates links between institutes and offers a strengthened sense of community and camaraderie. These interactions among colleagues also lead to improved communication, a better understanding of colleagues' roles and more effective collaboration. The benefits expected from this project comprise of the increased visibility of CERN amongst the 40 research institutes. The ASCERI sports events provide an excellent possibility for team building amongst members of the CERN team internally and with those of the participating institutes. They furthermore strengthen links with the local community if the games are organised in Divonne-les-Bains.
You are all welcome to cheer on the tennis players on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June from 09:00 to 15:00, the football teams on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June from 09:00 to 17:00 as well as those running 10km around Divonne lake, Sunday from 09:30.
More information regarding the Mini Atomiade, click here.