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SASCOC’s Fleiser excels at sports programme

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The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) congratulates Leon Fleiser on an outstanding academic achievement!

Fleiser successfully completed his one-year Executive Masters in Sports Organisation Management programme, which concluded on 5 September 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland with a public presentation of the MEMOS XVII project.

His research topic was ‘Reasons why SASCOC modifies qualification criteria for the Olympic Games.’ The main purpose of his study was to examine other countries’ selection criteria to qualify athletes for international sporting events and compare it to SASCOC’s own selection criteria process.

Says SASCOC CEO, Tubby Reddy: “We congratulate Leon for excelling in this programme. This accomplishment goes a long way to improving SASCOC’s selection criteria going forward and thereby maintaining international standards in terms of the choice of athletes who qualify for various international sporting events.”

The course gave Leon a conducive platform to share and learn important aspects of sport on a global scale as he interacted with other students from the world over.

SASCOC continues to endeavour offering support and further education for their employees to ensure an improvement in skills development.  Last year Ms Patience Shikwambana, General Manager of Operations and National Federations support, also successfully completed the programme and her research topic was ‘Comparison of Governance Practices of Four National Federations in South Africa, which included: two major national federations (swimming and rugby) and the other two minor (rowing and badminton).

In the accompanying picture (left to right): Tutor: Lisa Delpy Neirotti, President of IOC: Thomas Bach, Leon Fleiser – SASCOC Manager: Monitoring and Evaluation


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