NOC urges athletes to invest
Published On October 1, 2017 » 2329 Views» By Davies M.M Chanda » Sports, Stories
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By GODFREY DUBE –
THE National Olympic Committee (NOC) has urged athletes  to nvest as a way of safeguarding their future.
NOC executive director Brenda Chipande said athletes should invest in life skills, education and employment opportunities among other things to ensure a better future.
Chipande said athletes should maximise the opportunities they get while they are still energetic.
She said this yesterday during a two-day workshop organised by the International Olympic Committee Athlete Career Programme (IOC-ACP) at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) in Lusaka.
Chipande urged athletes to take keen interest in learning things that would enable them become better people after they retire from active sports.
“As athletes, it is important for us to invest in things that would help us live a good life after retiring. Education, good life skills and employment opportunities that we get must be put to good use,” Chipande said.
Chipande advised athletes and sports administrators to learn few developmental and moral obligations that will address the development of sports in the country.
And boxer Benny Muziyo expressed happiness on the knowledge shared with athletes as it would help them make good choices on how to live their lives as athletes.
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist said it was important for athletes to learn through what others have gone through while they were still energetic athletes.
“We as athletes are very grateful for sharing and imparting knowledge in us. We have learnt a lot of things that will help us develop as sports people. It is good to note that you are striving to see us have access to resources while we are still energetic,” Muziyo said.
Over 40 athletes, including Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games 100m gold winner Sydney Siame, are taking part in the workshop aimed at improving the lives of athletes.

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