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CEO’s Chair — Tubby Reddy

We’re almost halfway through the second month of the year and as usual there’s been lots going on at Olympic House.

Since the last update we’ve had a very productive media briefing where we hosted the Minister of Sport, Mr Fikile Mbabula. Both the Minister and our President, Gideon Sam spoke on the road ahead and it’s obviously great to have a close working relationship with the Department of Sport and Recreation. It’s just the natural thing to do.

Just a few of the sporting business trips I’ve had so far this year have been to Zurich for volleyball matters and then also to the Isle of Man.

The Isle of Man is where the Commonwealth Youth Games will be staged later this year. The last version of these games was in Pune, India and obviously there’ll be the usual differences in weather and cultures between the venues. From what I saw I don’t foresee any special difficulties or curve-balls lying in wait for Team SA at these games. The next Youth Games will be in Samoa so you can see how sport really goes to all corners of the globe.

In terms of dates, this year’s Commonwealth Youth Games fall pretty much in the middle of the All-Africa Games in Maputo in September so we at SASCOC will be quite active on both fronts during this period. As far as our team for the Isle of Man is concerned it looks like a team of 42 athletes plus the sevens rugby team. Similar to the inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore, there’ll also be a day of cultural events factored in.

Going forward I’ve got an IOC project review in Durban later in February, ahead of the 123rd IOC Session, which we’re hosting in Durban in July and then mid-March I’m in Lausanne, Switzerland with the IOC for a protocol seminar, also in connection with the Session.


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ELIJAH
ELIJAH

COMMENT ON SASCOC HOUSE I WENT THERE ON FRIDAY I GOT A SHOCK OF MY LIFE THE RECEPTION FLOOR WAS LIKE DIRTY WHERE IT LOOKS LIKE NO ONE IS CLEANING IT FOR ALMOST THREE MONTHS ,WHEN I ASKED THEY SAID THE CLEANER WAS OFF SICK FOR TWO DAYS DO WE EXPECT THAT OUR HOUSE OF OLYMPICS SHULD IT BE DIRTY LIKE THAT PLEASE TAKE ACTION TOWARDS THAT PLEASE