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NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF SOUTH AFRICA. ROAD TO ATHENS 2004 23 September 2003. NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF SOUTH AFRICA. Introduction. NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF SOUTH AFRICA. Agenda: Introduction Overview of Activities Athens Preparation Olympic Torch Relay. NOCSA’s Role.

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NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF SOUTH AFRICA

ROAD TO ATHENS 2004

23 September 2003

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NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF SOUTH AFRICA

  • Agenda:
  • Introduction
  • Overview of Activities
  • Athens Preparation
  • Olympic Torch Relay
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NOCSA’s Role

NOCSA, prepares athletes for the

greatest sporting event in the world,

the Olympics.

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Vision

Making Greater South Africans

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Mission Statement

“To develop and select elite athletes that will be highly competitive as part of Team SA at the Olympics and to ensure that through their participation they have established a career and will be able to contribute to their communities”

olympic values

Olympic Values

PEACE

FAIRPLAY

EQUALITY

TOLERANCE

UNDERSTANDING

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Challenge

Focus on Preparing the Athlete

WHILE

Providing opportunities to give

Return On Invvestment to Sponsors

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Making Greater South Africans

Australia spent R3.2bn in preparing its team for the Sydney Olympics. That’s more than 100 times the amount we invest in sport. They run their sports like a business, and their successes are evident on every playing field and on every podium.

The USA’s budget far exceeds even that of Australia.

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Making Greater South Africans

  • Sport has become a global business on a scale that was neither expected nor predicted.
  • Sport is the modern day opiate of the masses.
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Olympic Foundation

  • To propagate the philosophy of total participation

in all Olympic activities

  • To ensure the long term funding of the Olympic

Movement in South Africa

  • To raise sufficient funds to maintain and expand

the Operation Excellence programme

  • To ensure corporate governance with regards

to fund raising and expenditure

  • To ensure that our sponsors, partners, suppliers

and supporters are fully informed of all

developments

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Making Greater South Africans

Sponsors

  • Vodacom
  • Telkom
  • DaimlerChrysler
  • SAA
  • SASOL
  • SABC
  • Adidas
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Making Greater South Africans

Suppliers

  • SAB
  • Ernst & Young
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Douglas Green Bellingham
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Making Greater South Africans

Overview of Activities

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NOCSA Activities

  • Olympic Newsflash
  • Olympic Update
  • Olympic Day
  • Olympic Academy
  • Sport Heroes Walk Against AIDS
  • Olympic Solidarity
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Olympic Solidarity

  • Activities:
  • Scholarships
  • Youth Development Programme
  • Technical Courses for coaches
  • Team Support Athens
  • AAG
  • Sports Administrators Course
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Sports Scientific & Medical Committee

  • Joint venture of SISA and NOCSA Medical Committee
  • Determines Protocols for ALL Athletes for ALL Sporting Events
  • Schedules Testing of Athletes
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Heritage & Resource Centre

  • Depicts history of SA involvement in Olympic movement
  • Includes history during years of isolation
  • Research Centre for Students of Sport & Olympism
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National Sports Forum

REPRESENTATION

The Forum comprises of six

representatives – Two each from

  • Sport & Recreation SA
  • NOCSA
  • SA Sports Commission
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National Sports Forum

FUNCTIONS

  • Allocation of joint budgets to National Federations;
  • Allocation of joint budgets to major world sports e.g. Olympic Games;
  • Allocation of joint budgets for special events;
  • Sharing of information on the establishment of facilities.
summary finances
Summary - Finances

Total Income R 33 086 790

Total Expenses R 30 221 339

  • Surplus R 2 865 451
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Operation Excellence

  • HISTORY
  • Launched in 1994
  • Aim to turn South African athletes with potential into champions and into Olympic medallists.
  • Growing in stature each year
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Operation Excellence

  • OBJECTIVES
  • To facilitate adequate preparation of athletes for continental and world competition
  • To get athletes to return credible performances at the Olympic Games
  • To prepare athletes of world class to achieve medals at world championships, AAG, Commonwealth Games and ultimately the Olympic Games
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Operation Excellence

  • SUPPORT INCLUDES
  • Individual Athlete Grants
  • International Participation
  • Coaching Expertise
  • Equipment
  • Training Camps
  • Scientific and Medical Testing
  • OCOP - Careers
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Operation Excellence

  • New Aspects of the Programme
  • Technological Support
  • Psychological Support
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Psychological Support

  • The aims are:
  • To enhance awareness of the important role which psychological factors play at this level of the sport
  • To provide introductory psychological services to OPEX athletes and coaches and then to offer easily accessible on-going interventions with the ultimate goal of making them independent of the psychologist
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Psychological Support

  • The three pillars are:
  • Mentally tough athletes
  • A strong sense of team
  • A broader system that is conducive to excellence
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Operation Excellence

  • PROCEDURE
  • Support is based on a two tier system
  • First two years from a broad spectrum trying to identify and help across the board 28 federations
  • Second two years focusing largely on those with real potential for return of medals and credible performances
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Operation Excellence

  • PROCEDURE
  • NF’s apply for funding in writing
  • Meetings with NF’s take place on a one on one basis
  • OPEX Committee makes recommendations to Exco
  • Exco ratifies
  • Letters to NF’s
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Operation Excellence

  • DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS
  • The bulk of resources is distributed amongst

category 1 athletes in an attempt to return

maximum medals

  • A percentage of resources is distributed to

category 2 in the hope that some could

become medalists

  • Some resources are channeled to the 3rd

category in order to accelerate performance of

athletes of colour in the main

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Operation Excellence

PRIORITY SPORTS

  • Athletics - R 1 100 000
  • Canoeing - R 517 962
  • Cycling - R 434 865
  • Rowing - R 902 780
  • Swimming - R 1 200 000
  • Sailing - R 110 000
  • Triathlon - R 24 000 (2002/3)
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Operation Excellence

  • SELECTION OF OPEX ATHLETES
  • Meetings with NF’s take place on a one on one basis
  • Athletes are identified onto OPEX in three categories
    • Category 1
    • Category 2
    • Category 3
  • These athletes are then entitled to support
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Criteria for Selection

  • Category 1
  • World ranking - 1 to 8
  • Medals at World Champs
  • Assessment of performance in the year to date
  • 18 Athletes
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Criteria for Selection

  • Category 2
  • World ranking - 9 to 16
  • Achievement of a finalist or top 8 position at a World Champs
  • Assessment of performance in the year to date
  • 15 Athletes
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Criteria for Selection

  • Category 3
  • Potential participants at Olympic Games
  • Assessment of performance in the year to date
  • 27 Athletes
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Examples of Athlete Expenses

  • Hestrie Cloete – R254 050 (incl. High Jump training facility near her home town)
  • Jacques Freitag – R193 050 (incl. Special surgery on threatening ankle)
  • Mbulaeni Mulaudzi – R139 750 (incl. Preparation camp before World Championships)
  • J P van Zyl – R263 695 (incl. Specialised equipment)
  • Rowers: Don & Damon; Colleen & Rika – R163 770 each (incl. Specialised equipment)
  • Gerhard Zandberg – R41 200 (incl. Preparation for World Swimming Championships)
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Selection Criteria for Athens 2004

  • IOC Selection Policy caters for:
  • Quality
  • Universality
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Selection Criteria for Athens 2004

  • QUALITY ENSURES:
  • World’s best athletes at the Games
  • Medalists and commendable

performances

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Selection Criteria for Athens 2004

  • UNIVERSALITY GUARANTEES:
  • Adequate representation at the Games
  • Athletes from all continents
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Selection Criteria for Athens 2004

  • SOUTH AFRICA CAN QUALIFY
  • THEREFORE THROUGH:
  • International qualification tournaments
  • Continental elimination tournaments
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Selection Criteria for Athens 2004

NOCSA will therefore utilise the

opportunities of the IOC’s policy of

universality to widen the

participation base without

sacrificing the chances of

our medal hopes

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Athens Management

President

Chief Executive

Chef de Mission:

Hajera Kajee

(first female, first black female)

Deputy Chef de Mission:

Vernon Phakathi

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Athens Accommodation

Hotel - Emmantina

Cruise Liner - Oosterdam

Queen Mary Ⅱ

Village - Athletes, Media

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Athens Hospitality

  • Welcome Function by SA Ambassador to Greece
  • Hotel Rooftop
  • Restaurants
  • Fli-Afrika provides packages
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Training Camps

  • Early 2004
  • June 2004
  • Pre-departure
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Olympic Youth Camp

  • One Male; One Female
  • Age 16 – 18 Years
  • 16 Days
  • Collaboration with the Dept of Education
  • Date: 11 – 26 August 2004
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Olympic Torch Relay

  • First time in Africa
  • Passing through 31 Cities
  • Cape Town - Saturday 12 June 2004
  • Engaged the City of Cape Town
  • Made presentation to relevant role players (SAPS, Traffic, ACSA)
  • Part of 10 Years of Democracy celebrations
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Olympic Torch Relay

  • Covers ± 50 km
  • Approx 120 Torch Bearers
  • Torch Bearers must reflect South African society
  • Evening Celebration
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Olympic Torch Relay

Route – under consideration

  • Robben Island
  • Townships
  • Political significance
  • Stadiums
  • Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Groote Schuur
  • Castle, Slave Route
  • Sea Point
  • Parade
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Making Greater South Africans

  • In conclusion:
  • Our Athletes are being monitored and given all the support that we can muster
  • Our organisational planning is sound
  • The Olympic Torch Relay will be a major boost for Olympism in this country