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olympic games athens 2004

OLYMPIC GAMESATHENS 2004

National Olympic Committee

of South Africa

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INTRODUCTION

  • Both the Soccer World Cup and the Olympic Games increased in 2004 in importance, to be rated on a par at 33,5% each! Although it was Olympic year, the Soccer World Cup gained momentum with the awarding of 2010 to South Africa.
  • The Rugby World Cup was placed third, but declined to about 9%.
  • Commonwealth Games declined to just 0,4% and the All Africa Games was at 1,4%.
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INTRODUCTION

  • Cricket World Cup declined to 3,7%, and was in 4th place.
  • Of the other events, Wimbledon improved with renewed interest in this event, and FI Grand Prix Motor Racing increased to 2%. Comrades Marathon improved significantly up to 2% and into 7th place.
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OLYMPIC GAMESATHENS 2004

The Olympic Games is ultimately the toughest sports environment in the world.

many of the world s top stars concentrate only on achieving their best at these games

OLYMPIC GAMESATHENS 2004

Many of the world’s top stars concentrate only on achieving their best at these Games.

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OLYMPIC GAMESATHENS 2004

Our target was to improve on our

performance in Sydney of four years

ago. This we did.

Sydney – 5 Medals

Athens – 6 Medals

olympic team
OLYMPIC TEAM

Our Olympic Team consists

largely of individual athletes’ performances.

In our short history success

has come from individual athletes only.

selection policy
SELECTION POLICY
  • Agreement with NFs
  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) sets down strict Qualification Criteria.
  • Qualification can be obtained by:
    • International Rankings
    • Continental Tournaments
    • Wild Cards
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SELECTION POLICY
  • NOCSA Agreement
  • Demography
  • International Rankings
  • Continental Tournaments
  • Wild Cards
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SELECTION POLICY
  • All sport federations affiliated to NOCSA are independent and autonomous.
  • Have various obligations
  • During the last ten years we have gone a significant way in trying to co-ordinate NOCSA and Federation activities.
  • Co-ordination might be easier in future.
preparation for the olympic games

PREPARATION FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES

Operation Excellence

Training Camp

Holding Camp

operations excellence program

PREPARATION FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES

Operations Excellence Program

Athens OPEX program from 2001 to 2004

Provided support for

Coaching

Individual monthly grant

Training camp

International participation

Scientific and medical testing

Psychological support

Olympic career opportunities program

Spent R43m in the 4year period

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PREPARATION FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES

Training Camp

  • At high performance Centre – Pretoria
  • All prospective team members
  • Objectives
    • Scientific and Medical testing
    • Anti-doping testing
    • Training
    • Team Building
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PREPARATION FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES

Holding Camp

  • At High Performance Centre - Pretoria
  • All Team Members of SA Olympic Team
  • Objectives
    • Final Screening – Injury Free Team
    • Final Screening – Anti-Doping
    • Training
    • Team Building
    • Kit Distribution
    • Payment of Per Diems
success and challenges
SUCCESS AND CHALLENGES
  • Finance to support athletes is a major concern.
  • Success comes with provision of support for our athletes.
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SUCCESS AND CHALLENGES
  • Massive Government Funding for Olympic Athletes:
    • Germany; Russia; Canada; China; Japan; France; Norway; Sweden
    • Morocco; Algeria; Tunisia; Egypt; Kenya; Ethiopia; Nigeria
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SUCCESS AND CHALLENGES
  • Britain – Lotteries Board - £100m = R1150m
  • Australia – Government – A$135m = R1265m
  • USA – Various Sources - $200m = R1240m
  • South Africa – Cash – Various Sources = R65m
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SUCCESS AND CHALLENGES
  • Team Selection – Print Media largely controlled by establishment.
  • Very little co-operation in transformation process.
  • Team selection for Sydney 2000 NOCSA heavily criticised. But support from Rev. Stofile.
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SUCCESS AND CHALLENGES

Did better than in Sydney.

Largest and toughest sports event in

the World.

202 countries competed.

Disappointments must be expected.

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SUCCESS AND CHALLENGES

Sadly, only the medal table is recorded.

Other successes are not.

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SUCCESS AND CHALLENGES

VILLAGE OPERATIONS

  • NOCOffice
  • Medical Facility
  • Physiotherapy Facility
  • Psychological Support
way forward
WAY FORWARD
  • De-Briefing – 6 November 2004
  • OPEX – Assessment of Plans leading to Beijing 2008
  • Securing Resources
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Engaging Coaches

Athletics

Badminton

Boxing

Canoeing

Handball

Hockey

Judo

Rowing

Swimming

Table Tennis

Taekwondo

Tennis

Volleyball

Weightlifting

Wrestling

WAY FORWARD
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WAY FORWARD

PROCESS

LEADING TO

DEMOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATION

FOR BEIJING 2008

With Co-Operation

From National Federations