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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

OYDC appeals for more support

Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) Director Clement Chileshe, has disclosed that the Centre has continued to contribute massively to the development of sport in the country despite various challenges the institution is facing. Addressing the media on Wednesday 4th October, 2017 Chileshe, said the Centre needs to raise a total of K10 million annually in order to maintain the wonderful facilities and its life changing programmes. He disclosed that OYDC has embarked on future development plans and programmes to improve operations [...]

Cieran James, bids farewell to OYDC football athletes

Cieran James, a volunteer with the Wallace Group has bid fare well to football players who train from the Olympic Youth Development Centre.   James, who’s from Loughborough University, has been in Zambia for six weeks and during he’s stay he coached football in different parts of the country, which include Fountain of Hope, Mtendere Township, Kalingalinga, Chipata Township and OYDC.

ZHA holds fundraising hockey tourney

The Zambia Hockey Association (ZHA) is holding a fundraising hockey tournament at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup for Club Nation to be held in Egypt. The fundraising tournament at the OYDC started on 28th September 2017 and is scheduled to finish on Sunday 1st October 2017. Seven teams are part of the tournament which include Genetrix (Malawi), Hippo (Zimbabwe) with Lusaka Sharks, Hotspurs, Springfield, Zambezi HC and DE Stars all from Zambia. Meanwhile, Zambia Hockey [...]

NOCZ Hosts IOC Athlete Career Programme (ACP)

The National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) will from September 29th to 30th September, 2017 host a two day workshop on the International Olympic Committee Athlete Career Programme (IOC ACP) at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC). Having seen that combining sport with education or work has become increasingly challenging for athletes not only in Zambia, but worldwide, this programme will provide resources and training to athletes, enabling them to develop their life skills and maximize their education and employment opportunities. The programme [...]

Dreams Members Celebrate Graduation in Style

Latkings, on Monday 25th September held its 2017 DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, Safe) project graduation at the Olympic Youth Development Centre. The project was aimed at reducing HIV/AIDS infections among adolescent girls between the age of 18 and 24 years. Those who participated are girls from different schools around Lusaka through different sports activities