FITA Visit To Beijing For Meeting With BOCOG
New FITA President Dr. Ugur Erdener, FITA Honorary President Jim Easton and FITA Event Manager Juan Carlos Holgado met at BOCOG Headquarters with BOCOG Vice-President Mr. Yang Shu’an, Ms Zhang Xiuzhi (Archery Deputy Competition Manager) and other representatives of relevant areas at BOCOG.
The three FITA representatives also met the Vice-President and the Secretary General of the Chinese Archery Association.
Dr. Erdener, Mr. Easton and Mr. Holgado had some working sessions and meetings with BOCOG, with visits to the future archery venue. They also visited the hotels where FITA officials, ITOs and NTOs will stay during the Games.
The major topics discussed between FITA and BOCOG were: the venue design (affected with the new FITA rules approved in Madrid Congress), the competition schedule, update information for FITA of the preparation of the sport and venue departments in BOCOG, Sport Equipment, International Technical Officials (ITOs) and training of National Technical Officials (NTOs), Test Event concept, and Memorandum of Understanding.
This was the second meeting between FITA and BOCOG to discuss the archery event at the 2008 Olympic Games. It proved very constructive again. FITA is very pleased with its collaboration with BOCOG so far.