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29 Jun 2020
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29 june 2020

Turkish Olympic Committee

Turkish Olympians, national athletes and thousands of sports fans joined the Turkish Olympic Committee’s (TOC) Instagram live workout to celebrate Olympic Day 2020. Turkish athletes also held discussions with followers on ways to stay active and healthy during these unprecedented times of social distancing and lockdown. TOC staff also took part in the workout session. In addition, the TOC launched a new webpage entitled “Future Olympians”, which seeks to promote and spread sports culture amongst the younger generation in Turkey. Full details here.

31 January 2020

Turkish NOC

The Turkish Gymnastics Federation and the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) organised a technical course for coaches from 21 to 25 January in the city of Bolu. This course was run in conjunction with the Turkish NOC and received financial assistance from Olympic Solidarity. Some 30 coaches from 27 towns in Turkey took part. The course focused on the best practices for teaching gymnastics to children aged 6 to 9, and helped the participants to improve their general knowledge of this sport. The course was hosted by Slovenian gymnast Aljaz Pegan, a European and world champion who represents artistic gymnasts on the FIG Athletes’ Commission. Full details here.

13 december 2019

Turkish Olympic Committee

The Turkish Olympic Committee (TOC) and International Canoeing Federation (ICF) delivered a workshop for canoe and kayak coaches in the city of Antalya from 6 to 8 December. The workshop was conducted by the ICF and the Turkish Canoeing Federation, with financial support from the TOC and the Olympic Solidarity fund. The workshop is part of the TOC’s “Coach Development Seminars and Support Programmes”, which aim to develop the skills and quality of professional sports coaches in Turkey. Among other subjects, the workshop focused on preparations for competitions, competition rules, preventive medicine in sport and training planning. Full details here.

3 december 2019

Turkish NOC
Applications for the 32nd Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race will open on 4 January 2020. The race will take place on Sunday 12 July 2020 and is expected to attract more than 2,400 swimmers. Organised since 1989 by the Turkish NOC, the event is the only competitive swimming contest to cross two continents, Asia and Europe. More info here.

05 august 2019

Turkey Olympic Committee
More than 2,400 swimmers from 59 countries competed in the Turkish Olympic Committee (TOC)’s 31st Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul on 21 July. The 6.5km Race began in Kanlıca, on the Asian side of Istanbul, and ended in Kuruçeşme Cemil Topuzlu Park on the European side, which makes it the only official competitive swimming race to cross between two continents. Exactly half of this year’s quota was made up of international swimmers, more than ever before. Thousands of fans attended the event, including IOC Vice-President and TOC President Uğur Erdener and Samsung Electronics Turkey President Daehyun Kim. More info here.

27 may 2019

Turkish NOC

The first-ever international technical seminar for skateboarding coaches, referees, athletes and team managers took place from 7 to 11 May at the headquarters of the Turkish NOC in Istanbul. The seminar – jointly organised by the World Skate Organisation and the Turkish Skateboarding Federation, and funded by Olympic Solidarity – was attended by 27 participants from the five continents. The seminar provided athletes with the opportunity to improve their skills, and master the latest techniques, knowledge and trends in the skateboarding world. Skateboarding will make its Olympic debut at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. More details here.

26 March 2019

Turkish Olympic Committee

The Turkish Olympic Committee (TOC), International Judo Federation (IJF) and Turkish Judo Federation have concluded a two week-long seminar for coaches in Turkey designed to further develop the sport in the country. Supported by Olympic Solidarity, the course ran from 3 to 16 March in Antalya. A total of 68 coaches took part in a wide range of classes and physical activities designed to teach participants new techniques and improve their overall knowledge of the sport. The IJF sent a team of technical experts to Antalya, including IJF Academy Director Envic Galea, IJF Sport Director Florin-Daniel Lascau, Academy Ambassador Rock Gezeker, and coaches Tiber Kozcl and Mark Huzing. Full details here.

10 December 2018

Turkish Olympic Committee

The Turkish Olympic Committee, the International Canoeing Federation (ICF) and the Turkish Canoeing Federation held a seminar for canoeing coaches in Antalya. The technical course, which was supported by the Olympic Solidarity fund, took place from 16 to 18 November. The seminar focused on key areas such as preparation for the World Championships and Olympic Games, planning, development, macro plans for canoeing clubs, leadership roles for canoeing athletes and coaches, as well as nutrition. The NOC provided financial support for the seminar. More info here.

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