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Hockey girls geared for training

The U18 Girls Hockey team resumed training at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) in preparation for the Youth Olympics qualifiers. The team will be training on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 09;00 to 11;00.


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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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First lady Esther Lungu officiates at 2017 Special Olympics “Unified Sports Day”

Hundreds of youths on Saturday morning took part in the Special Olympics Zambia “Unified Sports Day” activities which took place at the Olympic Youth Development Centre. The first lady of the republic of Zambia Esther Lungu, who was recently appointed as the Special Olympics “50th Anniversary Ambassador” for Africa region was the guest of honour and participated in various activities. The first lady was happy to see a huge number of children with and without “intellectual disabilities” coming to the #OYDC to be part of [...]


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Special Olympics Zambia continues to inspire athletes with “Intellectual Disabilities”.

As the country prepares to commemorate the 2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) whose theme is “Transforming towards Sustainable and Resilient Society for All”, Special Olympics Zambia (SOZ) will hold the “Unified Sports Day” at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) on 2nd December, 2017.   The event will see 350 persons with and without intellectual disabilities ‘crowd’ the OYDC to participate in Unified football, Bocce, Fun and Movement Games, Shuttle relay and most importantly undergo health checks.   The First Lady [...]


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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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Lusaka Sharks swimmers to compete in ZASU swimming gala

Lusaka Sharks swimmers Lusaka Sharks swimmers who train from the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) will this weekend compete in the Zambia Swimming Union (ZASU) 2017 swimming gala to be staged at the OYDC. Team coach Charles Banda, has disclosed that (12) swimmers from his club will compete in different swimming events. He said this will be the first swimming gala for the year 2017 to 2018 swimming season. Banda, expressed happiness with his swimmers skills who were found training at the sports [...]


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