ASHGABAT, 18 SEPTEMBER 2015 ( ONOC) ----Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) President Dr Robin Mitchell highlighted the revival of Sports Journalists’ Associations in Oceania at the 34th Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) General Assembly in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Speaking at the official opening of the 34th OCA General Assembly, Dr Mitchell said that Oceania was one of the first Continents to be actioning the outcomes of Doha Women and Sports in the Media workshop.
The assembly attended by the 45 members of OCA and 17 from Oceania was held at one of the indoor complex already completed for the 2017 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.Officials from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), Organisers of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, International Federations and observers attended the one day assembly which also saw the re-election of OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah for the next four years.
"On behalf of my colleagues from Oceania I’d like to thank the Sheikh and OCA for the kind invitation for us to be part of the 2017 Indoor Games and in particular to the working relationship with your continent.
"I’m pleased to advise that as a result of the Doha meeting we’ve reactivated Sports Journalists’ Associations in two countries, Papua New Guinea and Fiji." said Dr Mitchell.
He said the Doha meeting on Women and Sports Media workshop in May this year made several recommendations and one of it was the revival of sports journalists’ associations.
ONOC Communications section according to Dr Mitchell is working closely to try and develop and extend it’s scope of work throughout the continent so