Masikana, the swimmer

His name is Tonderai Masikana, a swimmer for the Lusaka Sharks swimming club which trains from the Olympic Youth Development Centre. The young swimmer has continued to live his dream through sport. At the age of six, Masikana had started swimming and recording his personal best time during swimming competition. He started swimming in 2013 after being oriented in the Zamtel “Learn to Swim” programme at the OYDC. His love for swimming comes at a right time when Zambia wants to produce athletes [...]

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Zambia Judo Association President Alfred Foloko, elected as new NOCZ president

Zambia Judo president Alfred Foloko, has been elected as the new National Olympic Committee of Zambia NOCZ president. The elective meeting took place in Ndola on Saturday afternoon. Hazel Kennedy has been elected as vice president while Boniface Kambikambi is the new secretary general. Handball Association of Zambia president Victor Banda is now the new treasurer. Guy Phiri, Lea Namukonda and Kakoma Nakaonga have been elected as NOCZ Executive members.

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Government commends ‘Teulings’ sponsorship

Matero Member of Parliament Lloyd Kaziya, who is also Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Minister, says government attaches great importance to projects aimed at supplementing its efforts in the development of sport especially at grassroots level. Speaking during the Teulings Youth Sports Challenge Grand Finale held at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) on 28th October, 2017 the Minister noted with happiness that there have been a number of successes scored by the OYDC in running the Teulings Youth [...]

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NAZ begins 2019 world cup qualifiers preparation

The Netball Association of Zambia (NAZ) has partnered with UK sport and England netball in its quest to qualify the Women’s Senior Netball National Team to the 2019 World Cup to be held in Liverpool, England. The team which is currently camped at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) has seen different players from around the country come together and is set to undergo different training skills. England netball has provided the team with technical assistance and UK sport has provided [...]

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Chinese Ambassador Tourney Set for 21st October

The fifth edition of the Chinese Ambassadors Table Tennis Championship is set to take place on the 21st October, 2017. The tournament to be hosted by Zambia at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) will see participation from five African countries of which Botswana, Malawi and Zimbabwe have confirmed their participation. Zambia Table Tennis Acting General Secretary Boyd Kabinda, has expressed gratitude to the Chinese ambassador for his continued support to the sport as the tournament has seen an increase in [...]

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Zambia Hockey Teams Ready for Egypt

Zambia National Men’s Hockey Team Coach Thomas Mumba, has expressed confidence in the Zambian hockey team ahead of the 2017 African Cup of Club Nations to be held on October 22nd to 29th. The tournament scheduled for Egypt comprises of eight teams of which seven are the top  ranked in Africa with the remaining slot competed for by the other nations. Mumba, has noted that his team is in high spirit as they have been preparing adequately at the OYDC for [...]

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Congolese national wins 1st African Draughts-64 tourney

Zambian based Congolese draughts player, Richard Mwammba, was on Tuesday night crowned ‘International Draughts Grand Master’ after winning the first ever African Draughts-64 Championship held at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia. Mwammba, emerged winner after scoring 14 points after “Round 9” beating his closest rival Moses Winesi, from Malawi who scored 13 points leaving him astonished after the loss. Mwammba, was awarded USD$500, trophy, gold medal and a Diploma. Announcing the results, Suzyo Nkhoma, the Assistant Arbiter for the [...]

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Mwamba nods Samsung boxing tourney

Veteran boxing promoter Antony Mwamba, who is also Exodus Boxing Academy Director says the sponsorship of the 2016 Samsung Boxing tournament at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) is worth emulating. Mwamba, says it is encouraging to note that young pugilists representing different clubs have continued to participate in the youth tourney at the OYDC which is likely to produce future athletes who will represent the nation at the youth Olympics. He says coaches and boxers should use the Samsung Boxing [...]

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