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Funding Increase For Regional Sports

Good news to the various National Olympic Committee’s in the Pacific region as they will receive a 14 percent increase of the solidarity funding from the International Olympic Committee. The
11 Mar 2017 12:26
Funding Increase For Regional Sports
Federation president Dr Robin Mitchell

Good news to the various National Olympic Committee’s in the Pacific region as they will receive a 14 percent increase of the solidarity funding from the International Olympic Committee.

The increase is for the four-year period starting this year.

This was confirmed yesterday by Oceania National Olympic Committee president Dr Robin Mitchell.

“There is an increase in the Olympic solidarity funding of 14 percent from the last four years, after the London Olympics in 2012 there was an increase of 13 percent and it has gone up for the next four years,” Dr Mitchell said.

He also said they were planning to run programmes with various federations that would benefit athletes in the islands.

“We are the only continent that provides funding for international federations work that’s being modified from this year onwards. This is to allow change in phase. We will run programmes with IF’s most likely athletes oriented and regional training centres. Pushing for scholarship’s side of the programme to get more island athletes across.”

ONOC executive director Dennis Miller said the NOC’s would be accountable for this funding. “NOC’s have got more money now and they should spend appropriately and report on it,” Miller said.

The activities funding has increased from US$85,000 to US$100,000, administration funding from US$40,000 to US$45,000.The other allocation includes equipment and employment funding.

“The more active they are the more funding they get,” Mitchell added.

 

ONOC GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The ONOC will host a week-long annual general assembly at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa from March 27 to April 5.

ONOC president Dr Robin Mitchell confirmed there would be a lot of issues that would beneficial to the media.

“There will be discussions on the 2017 Vanuatu Mini Games, 2019 Pacific Games in Tonga, the education commission meeting and the elections. “We have received nominations from various NOC for the elections of new executives for women in sports, athletes’ commission and other positions,” Mitchell added.

 

PROGRAMME

March 27- 9am Registration Commences

March 28- 6pm Traditional Ceremony of Welcome, 7pm Welcome Drinks

March 30- Regional Olympic Forum; One-on-One meetings with NOC’s, 2pm Marketing refresher course, 6pm- NOC Open Forum; Written presentation from Len Olender, participation in the Asian Games and training centres in Japan.

March 31- Workshops and marketplace, 7am-9am ONOC Education Commission meeting, 9am- Positive Edge Journal Workshop, 10am Vanuatu 2017 Pacific Mini Games, 11am- Tonga 2019 Pacific Games presentation, 11:30am IF’s and Olympic Solidarity, 12:30pm Lunch, 2pm- Pacific Sports Compass Update, 3pm- PSP presentation, 3:30pm AIMS Games presentation, 5:30pm Cocktail hosted by the Ministry of Sports, 7pm Fiji Sports Hall of Fame dinner

April 1- 9am Opening of the General Assembly, 5pm Afternoon tea and close, 7pm ONOC President’s dinner, Other meetings- Post AGA

April 2-4- 9am ORADO Board meeting and OSEP Master’s educator’s workshop (Sofitel), Oceania Paralympic Committee AGM and associated meetings (Tokatoka Resort).



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