Olympic Sports Centre / Olympafrica

Established in 2008 with its base at the Prince Edward School in Harare, the Olympic Sports Centre (OSC) enables ZOC to carry out major activities at a central and accessible location.  The centre is managed by Olympafrica Director Chiedza Mafunga.  OSC is a service institution running programs and activities on a continuous basis.  Several aspects of the ZOC Mandate are promoted through OSC including promotion and protection of the Olympic Movement in Zimbabwe, promotion of the fundamental principles and values of Olympism, encouraging high performance sport through the development of future Olympians, conducting sports training and education, and adopting and implementing the World Anti-Doping code.

OSC promotes a positive public perception for ZOC by making appropriate and affordable facilities for ZOC activities available nationwide. Olympafrica projects aimed at youths and communities are coordinated and standardized for the highest possible impact within the country.

Activities

Objectives

  • To display Olympism in action
  • To ensure efficient and effective implementation of ZOC development and High Performance programmes
  • To provide appropriate facilities, equipment and expertise for nurturing of talent and preparation of national sports teams
  • To harmonise the programmes of ZOC and its affiliates
  • To enhance ZOC’s capacity development programme
  • To promote sport research education, and advocacy programmes
  • To improve the visibility of ZOC and its efforts to make a positive difference to society
  • To leverage additional revenue from existing and new partners

Target Groups & Beneficiaries

  • Targeted participants in ZOC programmes and activities including youths and the general public
  • National Teams Athletes
  • Administrators, Coaches, and Technical Officials
  • ZOC Executive Board, Commissions, and Secretariat
  • National Sport Associations affiliated to ZOC
  • ZOC volunteer corps
  • Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture

ZOC’s vision is to be acknowledged as the leading sports organization that makes a positive difference in Africa by promoting Olympism and developing Olympic medallists.  ZOC aims to have Olympic activities running countrywide in its effort to spread Olympism and Olympic values and education through OSC.