The University of Leicester Centre for Research into Sport and Society has recently entered into an arrangement with the Cyprus Olympic Committee and Olympic Solidarity to provide management training for senior sports administrators in Cyprus.
Under the arrangement Olympic Solidarity - a branch of the International Olympic Committee which funds education and training programmes - has agreed to provide funds to assist ten senior sports administrators in Cyprus to enrol on the Centre's distance learning MBA in Sports Management.
The Director of the Cyprus Olympic Committee, Dr Nicos Kartakoullis, who is himself a graduate of the University, having studied at the Centre for Research into Sport and Society, said: "We are delighted to have obtained funding from Olympic Solidarity to enrol students on the prestigious course. This development will have a significant impact in terms of improving the quality of sports administration in Cyprus. Students who do particularly well on the course will be seconded to help the Greek Olympic Committee to prepare for the 2004 Olympics in Athens."
Centre Director, Dr Ivan Waddington, said he was delighted with the arrangement, which confirmed the Centre's international reputation for excellence in teaching and research in sport and sports management.
Note to editors: Further information is available from Dr Ivan Waddington, Centre for Research into Sports and Society, University of Leicester, telephone 0116 252 5935.Photograph shows (left to right) : Andreas Stavrou, Secretary General of the Cyprus Olympic committee; Kikis Lagaridas, President; and Dr N Kartakoullis, Director, at the press conference in Nicosia.
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