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

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Introduction NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF SOUTH AFRICA

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

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

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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. Making Greater South Africans

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Sport has become a global business on a scale that was neither expected nor predicted. Sport is the modern day opiate of the masses. Making Greater South Africans

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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 Olympic Foundation

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

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

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Making Greater South Africans Overview of Activities

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

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

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Joint venture of SISA and NOCSA Medical Committee Determines Protocols for ALL Athletes for ALL Sporting Events Schedules Testing of Athletes Sports Scientific & Medical Committee

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

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

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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. National Sports Forum

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Making Greater South Africans Finances

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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Making Greater South Africans Athens Preparation

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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 Successes

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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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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) Operation Excellence

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

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

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

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Early 2004 June 2004 Pre-departure Training Camps

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

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Making Greater South Africans Olympic Torch Relay

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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 Olympic Torch Relay

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

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Route – under consideration Robben Island Townships Political significance Stadiums Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Groote Schuur Castle, Slave Route Sea Point Parade Olympic Torch Relay

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Making Greater South Africans Conclusion

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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

Thank you: 

Thank you Making Greater South Africans

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