IOC course for wrestling coaches concludes at Lahore

KARACHI: International Olympic Committee (IOC) Solidarity Technical Course for Coaches of Olympic wrestling concluded on Thursday at Lahore."United World Wrestling (UWW) had deputed two of the experts Trevor Hoskins (United Kingdom) and Carlos Garcia Santisteban (Spain) who imparted latest techniques and skills to empower local coaches to develop better understanding of the Olympic sports in line with the international standards," POA said.The NOC said the technical courses are held in accordance with the rules established by the International Federation concerned with a view to standardise as much as possible the training that coaches receive around the world.The closing ceremony of the event was held on Thursday in which sports fraternity, participants of course and UWW Educators were present. The POA vice-president Shaukat Javed also graced the occasion.He applauded the efforts of Lt General (retd) Syed Arif Hasan for ensuring the conduct of such courses on regular basis. He advised the participants to adopt and apply the techniques that they have learned for the development of Olympic wrestling in Pakistan.The POA secretary Khalid Mahmood informed the audience that this is the seventh course POA had organized under the auspice of IOC in last three years.Mohammad Inam, chairman athletes commission of POA, also applauded the efforts of POA for providing an opportunity to national wrestling coaches and referees for equipping them with latest skills and understanding of wrestling.

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