Pulomo Nchakha, National Olympic Committee head of programmes services

LNOC hooks youth for philosophy of Olympics

  • 15 December, 2018

The Lesotho National Olympic Committee (LNOC) is catching youth to introduce them to the philosophy of Olympics with 50 participants to benefit through a five-day seminar between Monday and Friday.

The seminar in Maseru is held through the education unit of the LNOC – Lesotho Olympic Academy, Culture and Education Commission and it will the second in a series.

According to Pulumo Nchakha, the National Olympic Committee head of programmes services, the December 17 session is tailored for the young athletes aged between 18 and 35 from different sport federations.
“The participants will be introduced to Olympism and its ideals and therefore increase their knowledge of Olympic Movement through dynamic interactions with others in the culturally diverse community of participants from different sporting federations and other institutions identified for participation,” Nchakha stressed.
Nchakha said the intervention comes as a response towards the LNOC long term strategic plan of 2017 to 2024 objective of 'Promotion of philosophy of Olympism'.
He said the session has been themed 'Embracing Governance in Lesotho sport legacy,' with a special basic subject of 'excellence'.
The seminar, he said, will be framed through presentations to be made by the guests speakers invited by the Olympic Academy. “On the last day of the session, participants will be awarded with the certificates of participation.”
The Minister of Gender and Youth, Sports and Recreation, is expected to grace the event by her presence when she will be officially opening the seminar on Monday.

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