By ASTC on 26/07/17 at 6:08 am
Leading Asian Technical Officials were in Palembang, Indonesia for the ITU Technical Officials Level 2 Seminar, where these technical officials were updated on event organizer management techniques as they are being trained to be the next generation of Technical Delegates.
ASTC has gathered their technical officials together in Indonesia for the level 2 seminar, with the key message to keep up ITU events standards that have made ITU events safe and fair.
A total of 13 male and 2 female technical officials from across Asia joined the 2 and half a day seminar. They have enjoyed every session both facilitators created under the guidance of Thanos Nikopoulos, Senior Manager of ITU Sport Department.
The participants are being introduced to the various facets of being a technical delegate such as what is expected of them to check and approve before and during the event.
"We want to guide them on what being a technical delegate means, to give them the ITU templates involved and useful in the performance of such, and highlight the key points that can be important for them," said Rachel Ribo, ITU facilitator from Philippines.
Course content is mainly based on past events with many practical sessions using videos and photos. "The aim is to learn from past events and look for solutions to always put safety and fairness first.” said Melody Tan, ITU facilitator from Malaysia.
Marisol Casado, ITU president, stopped by the seminar to enhance Technical Officials education and to express her appreciation to ITOs who officiated at the 2017 Palembang ASTC Triathlon Asian Championships. "I am so proud of your achievements and hard work in the Palembang. Thanks to your efforts and hard work, we had a successful championships even though we were confronted with many challenges here. I am certain that our investment on education brought huge progress in our sport development. However, we can't indulge in what we have achieved in the past. We need to look forward. Let’s build triathlon together " said Marisol Casado
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