KwaZulu-Natal to host prestigious International Sport Forum in 2017.

Durban to host The International Sport Forum. PHOTO: Grant Pitcher

The City of Durban will become the first African host venue for the 10th edition of the International Forum on Elite Sport in August.
The event that is held every two years by the Association of Sport Performance Centers, will bring together some of the leaders in sporting thought from around the world.
Durban beat out Barcelona and Helsinki for the rights to host this prestigious event.
Our sunny city, Durban, has yet again become the apple of South Africa’s eye gripping the attention of the rest of the world.
This year the theme is “Sustainable Performance” and some of the current leaders in high performance sport will be addressing issues around this topic to ensure that athlete development is both sustainable and cost effective.
The Forum will feature a number of world-class speakers from across the globe, including a number of South Africa’s most influential sporting personalities, coaches and trainers. The program includes addresses from Gary Kirsten, Amanda Dlamini, Shaun Pollock, Dr Patho Cele-Zondi and Doug Ryder, among others.
International speakers include sports scientists from FC Barcelona, High Performance Sport New Zealand and the International Olympic Committee, as well as members of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games committee and the upcoming Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committees.
Over 10 workshops will cover topics ranging from Coaching Development to Women in Sport and Talent Identification.
Durban will welcome delegates from across the world to bring and build sustainable knowledge making the grass greener on our side!
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By: Lisanne Lazarus

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