By Erin Greene on 15/04/13 at 3:41 pm
ITU and the ASTC Sport Development Program conducted an ITU Technical Officials Level 1 Seminar on 10 April in Chengdu, China ahead of the 2013 Chengdu ITU Triathlon Asian Cup.
The course was conducted as a one-day seminar, with 13 TOs from China having attended. Some of the participants were experienced TOs who have officiated at international events in China. The goal of the seminar was to update competition rules, as well as share knowledge and experience.
“It was a great opportunity for our TOs to be reminded important information and learn more about officiating at triathlon events,” said Qin Jianqiu, Deputy Secretary General of CTSA. “Having this course will boost the development of our events.”
Peter Chua from Singapore and Qin Jianqiu from China facilitated the course. They delivered specific details on the latest revision of the ITU competition rules and practical issues that could occur at events. All participants were invited to present various elements of technical official responsibilities on the field of play, as well as how to improve communication and manage situations at events.
“China is one of the most important countries in Asia’s sports development not because China is the biggest country in Asia, but because Chinese sports development will influence many of the Chinese-speaking Asian Countries,” stated Ki Woo Kyong, ASTC Sports Development Program Coordinator.“Having conducted this course will help CTSA ensure athlete safety and fairness at upcoming international events including the 2014 Weihai ITU Long Distance World Championships and 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games.”
The Next TO course in Asia will be held in Subic Bay on April 25th.