The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee hosted the International Sports Affairs Training Course ©CTOC

The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) organised the 2017 International Sports Affairs Training Course.

The event in capital city Taipei brought together 15 participants from nine Asian National Olympic Committees (NOCs).

In addition, 165 members of staff were present from the CTOC, city Governments, national governing bodies and the Organising Committee of the 2017 Taipei Universiade.

Representatives from the 2019 East Asian Youth Games in Taichung were also in attendance.

The event allows sports administrators to exchange ideas and learn from the experiences of other NOCs, while promoting Olympic values. 

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board member CK Wu, also the President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), was among those to attend.

The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee hosted the event in Taipei ©CTOC
The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee hosted the event in Taipei ©CTOC

Others included Tran Van Manh, secretary general of the Vietnam Olympic Committee, and Christopher McCleary, general counsel of the United States Olympic Committee.

Themes discussed included Olympic marketing, sport management, bidding preparation and management for international multi-sport events.

A group project presentation concluded the event, where participants simulated five candidate cities bidding for the 2028 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

Trainees were divided into five groups and completed their presentation in 15 minutes.