Taipei, September 2, 2020: The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee’s 2020 International Sports Affairs Training Course (ISATC) came to a successful conclusion on August 30 with group presentations on the topic of “Sustainability” in line with the IOC strategy.
This year, CTOC enrolled 140 local participants from 400 applicants; in addition, 125 international participants from 19 NOCs were also invited to join the course.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the course was conducted via an online education platform with a physical opening ceremony and closing ceremony and group discussion on August 15-16 and August 29-30, respectively.
In order to catch up with global trends, the topic for group discussion urged participants to explore solutions for international sports event organisers confronted with the COVID-19 pandemic and to consider the global concerns of sustainable development.
CTOC hosted the 2020 ISATC with thorough sanitation protocol and social distancing measures. With meticulous preventive measures, the participants were able to conduct group discussions and make the final presentation in a safe environment.
The closing ceremony guests included Ms. Maggie Hsu, Director of the International and Cross Strait Division, Ms. Frances Yuh-Fang Wang Lee, Secretary General of CTOC, Advisors Dr. Lih-Chyun Sun and Jacqueline Yi-Ting Shen of CTOC.
During the closing ceremony, Prof. Chih-Man Chang, Chief Programme Director of ISATC, said: “The 2020 ISATC has successfully marked a 10-year milestone. CTOC will continue to cultivate more ISATC alumni to be involved in international sports affairs. We truly look forward to another decade of great achievement.”