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NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF SOUTH AFRICA

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  1. NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF SOUTH AFRICA ROAD TO ATHENS 2004 23 September 2003

  2. NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF SOUTH AFRICA Introduction

  3. NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF SOUTH AFRICA • Agenda: • Introduction • Overview of Activities • Athens Preparation • Olympic Torch Relay

  4. NOCSA’s Role NOCSA, prepares athletes for the greatest sporting event in the world, the Olympics.

  5. Vision Making Greater South Africans

  6. 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”

  7. Olympic Values PEACE FAIRPLAY EQUALITY TOLERANCE UNDERSTANDING

  8. Challenge Focus on Preparing the Athlete WHILE Providing opportunities to give Return On Invvestment to Sponsors

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

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

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

  14. Making Greater South Africans Overview of Activities

  15. NOCSA Activities • Olympic Newsflash • Olympic Update • Olympic Day • Olympic Academy • Sport Heroes Walk Against AIDS • Olympic Solidarity

  16. Olympic Solidarity • Activities: • Scholarships • Youth Development Programme • Technical Courses for coaches • Team Support Athens • AAG • Sports Administrators Course

  17. 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

  18. Heritage & Resource Centre • Depicts history of SA involvement in Olympic movement • Includes history during years of isolation • Research Centre for Students of Sport & Olympism

  19. National Sports Forum REPRESENTATION The Forum comprises of six representatives – Two each from • Sport & Recreation SA • NOCSA • SA Sports Commission

  20. 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.

  21. Making Greater South Africans Finances

  22. Summary - Finances Total Income R 33 086 790 Total Expenses R 30 221 339 • Surplus R 2 865 451

  23. Making Greater South Africans Athens Preparation

  24. 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

  25. Operation Excellence Successes

  26. 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

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

  28. Operation Excellence • New Aspects of the Programme • Technological Support • Psychological Support

  29. 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

  30. Psychological Support • The three pillars are: • Mentally tough athletes • A strong sense of team • A broader system that is conducive to excellence

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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)

  35. 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

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

  37. 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

  38. Criteria for Selection • Category 3 • Potential participants at Olympic Games • Assessment of performance in the year to date • 27 Athletes

  39. 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)

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

  41. Selection Criteria for Athens 2004 • QUALITY ENSURES: • World’s best athletes at the Games • Medalists and commendable performances

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

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

  44. 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

  45. Athens Management President Chief Executive Chef de Mission: Hajera Kajee (first female, first black female) Deputy Chef de Mission: Vernon Phakathi

  46. Athens Accommodation Hotel - Emmantina Cruise Liner - Oosterdam Queen Mary Ⅱ Village - Athletes, Media

  47. Athens Hospitality • Welcome Function by SA Ambassador to Greece • Hotel Rooftop • Restaurants • Fli-Afrika provides packages

  48. Training Camps • Early 2004 • June 2004 • Pre-departure

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

  50. Making Greater South Africans Olympic Torch Relay