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IOC Sports for Hope – Zambia and Haiti

Lausanne, June 1st 2012

The IOC held a meeting in for International Federations, dedicated to the 1st Olympic Youth Development Center (OYDC) built in Zambia in 2010 and to a second Center to be opened in Haiti in 2013.

24 IFs representatives, including the IWF, were invited to participate in the meeting where apart from the IOC General Director, Mr. Christophe De Kepper and Sports Director, Mr. Christophe Dubi was also present along with the President of the Olympic Committee of Zambia and Haiti, the Director of the OYDC of Zambia and certain notable experts who were working on the creation of the first Center and are currently working on the second one.

The IWF last year donated 12 sets of training barbell, 6 training platforms and other weightlifting equipments to the OYDC of Zambia and will support the OYDC of Haiti as well.

The efforts of the international sporting community were welcomed and appreciated by the IOC and the IFs were further encouraged to continue supporting the Center in Haiti.