Summer Technical Directors Seminar
A total of twelve Summer Deaflympics Technical Directors had a very productive week in Lausanne, Switzerland. They were:
BILGILI, Mehmet: Wrestling
BOGARD, Martin: Badminton
GERSHWIND, Reed: Swimming/Water polo
GUNNA, Kjell: Basketball
HANSON, Ulf: Bowling
MACKIEWICZ, Marek: Orienteering
ROBINSON, Josette: Tennis
ROMANTSOV, Alexander: Volleyball (court/beach)
ROSSEL, Emmanuel: Football
SKEDSMO, Bobby: Cycling
SONDERGAARD, Barbi: Athletics
ZSOLT, Nyiro: Table Tennis
The technical directors also met with the Melbourne Organizing Committee members to discuss issues on training/competition schedules, equipment, facilities, and any general questions and concerns of their particular sport.
They also attended the SportAccord Conference and participated in some interesting sessions, which gave them an opportunity to meet with their International Sport Federation members.
Before everyone departed for home, they were treated for a very nice Swiss culture raclette dinner sponsored by the Federation Suisse des Sourds-Region Romande (FSS-RR) and Swiss Deaf Sports Federation. Many thanks to them for giving our team the taste of a true Swiss culture and a wonderful time socializing with a very nice group of people!