- Activities to Attract Athletes to Training Camp Sites 2016/12/16
The Hungarian Olympic Committee Inspections of Tochigi Training Camp Sports Facilities (Nov. 2016)
Mr. Bence SAZBO, Secretary General, and Dr. Zsigmond NAGY, Director of International Relations, from the Hungarian Olympic Committee (HOC) inspected some of Tochigi training camp sports facilities from Nov. 11 to 13, 2016. Because they would like to consider if they could regard the facilities as their training camp venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
This inspection was actualized by the relationship that the Hungarian Athletics Team had their training camp for the Beijing World Athletics Championship in Utsunomiya in Aug. 2015.
They examined five sports facilities during their three-day stay. Because as Hungary is the strong sport country which sent approximately 150 participants to the Rio Olympics, they were willing to consider their training camp locations for several athletic events (swimming, judo, and fencing, etc.) in addition to athletics during this inspection.
Nov. 11, Visit Tochigi Prefectural Government
Nov. 12, Examine Athletics Field in Tochigi Sports Park, Kanuma Gymnasium Forest Arena, and Utunomiya Gymnasium
Nov. 13. Examine Tochigi Prefectural Heated/Indoor Aqua Facility, and Tochigi Prefectural Southern Gymnasium
They gave us a high reputation that an environment within every facilities was modern and hygienic. And they informed us that they would highly recommend these facilities to each National Federations in Hungary, too.
Additionally they were very pleased with welcome in each facilities, and they could have good impressions to local residents. Therefore they agreed not only to regard Tochigi as their training locations, but also to cooperate with various interactions between Tochigi and Hungary.
HOC plans to determine in the middle of 2017 where they’ll have their training camps for the Olympics. We are going to keep communicating with each other in order to succeed in holding Hungarian training camps. And before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, we would like to make our relationship more deeply so that an interaction between local residents could be developed and expanded more.