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Update from Olympic House

The month of September has been another busy one for SASCOC with the hosting of our 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Approximately 70 National Federations were present at the AGM to discuss the pertinent issues in South African Sport. Main highlights were the build-up to the 2016 Olympic Games and sports federations were urged not to let the country down and work together.

Other issues that were discussed at length were funding, the Coaching Framework, Academies and good corporate governance while SASCOC’s Financial 2013-2014 year-end results were tabled.

Following a resolution at the same AGM to engage in one-on-one meetings with the various National Federations to foster stronger relationships, SASCOC has since held fruitful meetings with the South African Football Association (SAFA) and South African Hockey Association. We envisage that meeting with the NFs will shed more light on any problems and also highlight the successes that NFs enjoy.

It will also avail a platform for SASCOC and the NFs to offer each other advice and in the long run this will hopefully impact positively on South African sport.

In the same month the spirit of unity and Olympism were very much in evidence as a crowd of all ages thronged to Kopanong Sports Complex in Ivory Park, Johannesburg on Saturday 27 September to take part in various activities in celebration of Olympic Day.

Running under the theme Move, Learn and Discover, the day was a success as community members participated in various events which included: the 8km and 5km fun run and walk, aerobics, karate, football-five-aside, netball and a display of healthy exercises from Virgin Active.

Our gratitude is extended to all our stakeholders who made the day a success including our partners in the event – the City of Johannesburg and Gauteng Province.

With only eight weeks left before our last multicode event of this year, the Africa Union Sport Council Region 5 Games in Zimbabwe, we are finalising preparations to ensure that we deliver Team South Africa successfully once again.

We wish the team all the best in their final preparations and we hope we retain first position on the medals table.

Lastly, during this breast cancer awareness month, let’s take some time and effort to impact positively on this campaign and offer support to those who are suffering from this disease.