OCA Women’s Sports Leadership Course
LAHORE: The participants of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Women’s Sports Leadership Course on Wednesday were given lectures on various topics including Olympic symbols of Olympic movement, Doping and drug control, Sports injuries, Sports and volunteers, and Talent identification.
Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) associate secretary and national course director Abdul Khaliq Khan delivered his lecture on ‘Olympic symbols of Olympic movement and Olympic Games’. The others who gave lectures the participants included Dr Meesaq Hussain Rizvi of POA medical commission and Mian Muhammad Rafiq, a national course director.
Khaliq in his lecture apprised the participants of the Olympic symbols of Olympic movement, the IOC requirements for holding the Olympic Games and the participation in the games. He talked about new bidding procedures and the allotment of the Olympic Games by the IOC. Khaliq also gave details of the programme of the games and the conditions specified by IOC for participation in the games.
Dr Rizvi discussed ‘Doping and drug control’ as well as ‘Sports injuries’. Rizvi highlighted the negative aspects of doping and the causes of injuries to the athletes as well as their prevention. The methods of rehabilitation of athletes injured during training and competition were made known to the participants.
Khaliq in his next lecture on “Sports and volunteers” emphasised the need of inducting the adequate number of volunteers on the eve of programmes of the sports competitions particularly the multi-sport games. “To hold their programmes successfully organizations need volunteers,” he said. Khaliq dwelt upon the methods of inductions of volunteers as being practiced by other countries. He apprised the participants of the modalities of utilisation of volunteer services in a systematic manner.
Mian Rafiq in his lecture on ‘Talent identification’ highlighted the need of identifying the talent and subsequent grooming to raise the standards of sports teams for the desired results. “Frequent competitions provide the opportunity for spotting the talent. The identified talent should be groomed in a systematic manner to raise levels for the selection of the national teams,” he said.