TOC launches online academy to boost development of Turkish sport
The Turkish Olympic Committee (TOC) launched on 17 November the ‘TOC Academy’, a new digital platform which will act as a support tool for athletes, national teams, coaches and technical staff.
The e-learning platform has been populated with content designed to support athletes, national teams and their technical staff in areas such as performance, nutrition, injury prevention, handling stress, social media and communications.
Users will be able to access written and video content which has been curated by a wide range of experts including academics, sports administrators and communications specialists. In addition to helping boost performances on the field of play, the content is also designed to help athletes develop their career outside of the field of play.
The existing content will be regularly updated by the TOC and new modules will be added throughout the year.
Speaking on the launch of the TOC Academy, International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member and TOC President Prof. Dr. Uğur Erdener said:
“It is important that we continuously expand our knowledge and experience in all areas of sport if we are to improve ourselves and our performances. The technology-driven times we are living in have allowed information to be more readily available and accessed remotely. Therefore, digital platforms have naturally become a driving force behind the TOC’s efforts to develop Turkish sport and promote Olympism throughout Turkish society.
“With the TOC Academy, Turkish athletes, national federations, coaches and technical staff will now have additional tools at their disposal so that they can continue to develop outside of the training ground or competitions.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the different actors who have come together to create this important new resource for Turkish sport.”