The Lesotho National Olympic Committee through its Winter Sports Programme has welcomed a contingent of Eswatini National Olympic Committee for a Bilateral Meeting between the two National Olympic Committees. The main objective of this visit is to share experiences and learn strategies on the newly developed initiative by the LNOC on the Winter Sports Programme. The meeting has been held in Maseru Lesotho from Wednesday, the 28th September and it will end on Friday, the 30th September 2022. Amongst the activities of this visit, the contingent visited the Afri- Ski Resort a snow-capped high altitude place located in Butha – Buthe District in Lesotho.
The initiative came following an agreement between the Pyeong Chang Legacy Foundation and the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) which is aimed for African participation in the IOC Winter Olympic Games. This programme is meant to help African Nations to develop young athletes to compete in the Gangwon 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games by giving them professional training in 7 winter sports. The programme will introduce athletes to the different winter sports and then recommend each athlete which best suits their physical ability.
The programme will introduce athletes on the following Winter Sporting events
- Ski Jump;
- Alpine Ski;
- Cross country; and