Olympic Solidarity course held in Tajikistan

17 Nov. 2021

Olympic Solidarity course held in Tajikistan

The National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Tajikistan, in collaboration with Olympic Solidarity and the IHF, recently held a seven-day technical course for coaches (25-31 October). 

Working closely with the Handball Federation of the Republic of Tajikistan (HFRT), the course took place in the capital city of the central Asian country, Dushanbe, and was led by IHF Commission of Coaching and Methods (CCM) Lecturer Igor Shestakov.

Six female and nine male local HFRT-registered coaches, all with a higher specialised education and handball coach diploma, were in attendance as they learnt more in-depth intricacies about the sport. 

Through more than 41 hours-worth of theoretical and practical lessons, coaches studied theoretical material, had discussions and participated in group work, during which they prepared educational material for practical classes.

Theoretical classes were held at the Tajikistan NOC in the morning, while the gym of the Institute of Physical Culture was the venue in the afternoons for practical classes, featuring students from the Institute.

The final day of the course saw Tajikistan NOC Secretary General Abdullozoda Muhammadsho deliver a report on anti-doping where he emphasised the important and significant contribution that coaches make towards the prevention of the use of prohibited substances and methods within sport.


The closing ceremony was held at the Tajikistan NOC headquarters in Dushanbe with participants being awarded International Olympic Committee, Tajikistan NOC and IHF (D Coaching Licence) certificates in the presence of NOC Secretary General Muhammadsho and HFRT President Mukhammad-Farid Mirzokhodiev.

Handball has continued to develop in Tajikistan over the past three years with courses like Olympic Solidarity strengthening coaches’ knowledge and helping to train skilled athletes. The HFRT are looking at continuing and expanding their course programme in 2022.

For further information, visit www.olympic.tj.

About Olympic Solidarity

Olympic Solidarity’s mission is to help National Olympic Committees develop and strengthen their structures, support their athletes, coaches and administrators, and promote the Olympic values through targeted programmes.

These programmes enable them to not only consolidate their position within the Olympic Movement and their own national sports structures, but also to increase their autonomy and independence. With better support, the NOCs are better able to carry out their responsibilities.

In partnership with the International Olympic Committee, National Olympic Committees and Olympic Solidarity, IHF aims to provide National Federations with the best support possible to effectively develop and grow the game of handball in their country.

Click here for more information about Olympic Solidarity.