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Skip to 0 minutes and 7 secondsWelcome back to another exciting week looking at the preparation of athletes and para athletes for international competition. This week we'll explore how we can promote inclusion and equity by reaching out to support athletes and para athletes in developing countries. Find out how this is being done through Griffith University's GAPS Programme. What training, guidance, and resources are needed? You may be surprised to learn how their preparation and motivation differs from those in developed countries. We'll identify the strategies that can be used to make a difference. We'll also dig deeper and further explore what legacy can be built from this programme to benefit the individuals and the sports programmes in developing countries for a lasting effect.

Skip to 0 minutes and 49 secondsSo join us this week and discover what it takes for those in developing countries to reach their goals and turn their dreams into reality.

Welcome to Week 2

Welcome back to our final week of this course.

This week we’ll begin exploring and understanding what needs athletes and para athletes from developing countries in the Oceania region have when preparing for a major sports event.

We’ll focus on questions such as:

  • How does an athlete’s preparation differ in an Oceania developing country from in a developed country?

  • What resources, support and training can we give to athletes in developing countries to assist them in their preparation?

  • How does a dedicated sports programme designed to assist these athletes provide greater equity and inclusion?

  • How can a lasting legacy be built for sport development back in the Oceania country that benefits the athletes, local community and whole country?

We look forward to hearing from you in the comments, discussions and the poll we’ll take this week.

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Major Sport Events: Winning Through Diversity and Inclusion

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