Home » Sports » Zvomuya Feels Honoured

TITUS Zvomuya, the chef de mission of Team Zimbabwe for the 2016 Olympic Games, believes professionalism will play a key role in their approach for the world’s biggest sporting showcase to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 to 21.

Participants will compete in 28 sporting disciplines.

Zvomuya, a veteran sports administrator, was recently appointed as the chef de mission of Team Zimbabwe for 2016 Rio Games by the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee. He is also a ZOC board member and is currently the sports director at Bindura University of Science Education’s National Sports Academy.

Zvomuya was the chef de mission of Team Zimbabwe at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

The seasoned administrator’s main role at next year’s Summer Olympics will be to manage the team before, during and after the Games.

Zvomuya said his appointment is an honour which comes with great responsibilities and he will be out to maintain professionalism within the team as they prepare for the elite Games. “The appointment is quite an honour to me and I accept it with great humility. It’s always every sports administrator’s wish to lead the team at the Olympics as it comes with great responsibilities. Remember it’s an honour that is bestowed on only one Zimbabwean once every four years.

“I want to thank ZOC for their confidence in me and to the Bindura University Vice Chancellor for his support throughout and professional aice.

“My next step is to come up with a critical path and strategy for the 2016 Rio Games as Zimbabwe, so that we approach these Games with a high level of professionalism. We want to ensure a high level of integrity also in both the selection of participants as well as officials. We also want to encourage team work, commitment and discipline from all concerned. Another critical role would be to monitor closely all our athletes on Olympic Solidarity Scholarships with the assistance of the affected National Associations,” he said.

Zvomuya, who held the same position at last year’s Youth Olympic Games, said the experience from China gave him an insight of what is expected at Games of such magnitude.

Source : The Herald