ITU and ASTC hosted the ITU Level 1 Technical Official seminar in Guwahati, India from February 10-11 to support the successful debut of the 12th South Asian Games.

The Indian Triathlon Federation hosted the ITU Community Level TO Seminar in conjunction with the test event that was held in January to train up their national technical officials on the officiating skills and update ITU competition rules. Also the Indian Federation selected dedicated candidates for the Level 1 seminar among the 40 national technical officials who took the community level TO seminar in January.

28 participants from India and Nepal took part in the two-day seminar to upgrade their knowledge on officiating at international events and learn more about interpreting and applying ITU competition rules from Rachel Ribo, ITU facilitator from Philippines.

Ribo expressed that she appreciated all the efforts and support from the Indian Triathlon Federation. “I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with colleagues from South Asian Countries. I hope the participants will keep in mind the ITU competition Rules that they learned to make sure safety and fairness in the various events they will officiate.”

Participants expressed that they enjoyed the seminar and thanked Ribo who made the seminar interactive and cooperative by offering group tasks and inviting questions and feedback.

Rakesh Gupta, Honorary Secretary General of Indian Triathlon Federation, mentioned at the opening of the seminar that he really appreciated ITU and ASTC for their support in making a solid foundation for the development of the sport in the South Asia region. He is quite sure that the inclusion of our sport in the South Asia Games will boost our sport development in our region.

Next ITU-ASTC Sports Development project is the ASTC/OTU Sport Development Camp from March 4th to 13th in Sydney.