Inside Track

UO students connect with 2014 World Junior Championships

Do you speak Finnish?

If so, the University of Oregon hopes you’ll join an elite group of student ambassadors, who are volunteering their foreign language and cultural competency skills for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to assist their peers from around the globe.

In July of 2014, Oregon plays host to the world’s best track and field athletes under the age of 20 as the IAAF World Junior Championships come to Hayward Field, and U.S. soil, for the first time in history.

This is a meet unlike any other.

An estimated 1,800 junior athletes, representing as many as 212 countries from around …