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Forum Plots Way Forward

Oceania Athletes Commission chairperson Barbara Kendall says island nations need good quality facilities and experts. “It will be hard for smaller island nations to understand what the high performance sport
28 Apr 2015 10:17
Forum Plots  Way Forward
Participating sports journalists from around the region who are part of the Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) and Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) Media Workshop at Leleuvia Island Resort yesterday. Photo: Justine Mannan

Oceania Athletes Commission chairperson Barbara Kendall says island nations need good quality facilities and experts.

“It will be hard for smaller island nations to understand what the high performance sport looks like,” said Kendall, an Olympic gold medallist and boardsailing great.

“You got to be really good with your sport, you need to have 10,000 hours of quality training, and good standard facility. That’s impossible when you don’t have the experts around.”

The Oceania Athletes Commission are having their forum at Leleuvia Island Resort.

The representatives from different National Olympic Committees will discuss the way forward for sports in Oceania.

“Every two years we hold our forum for athletes from each NOCs to educate them,” New Zealander Kendall said.

“What the Commission can do is to come up with ideas of how they can achieve it in their respective countries.”

Some of the main issues that were discussed include selection policies, educating athletes, anti-doping and life after sports.

“Hopefully when they go to the Pacific Games in July and use whatever skills they have gained from this forum to help develop the sport further.”

The forum continues in Leleuvia today.

Today: Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) associated meetings will begin at the Grand Pacific Hotel at 9am.

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