8-day Coaching Seminar for Cyclists

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An eight-day coaching seminar for fifteen coaches of the Liberia National Cycling Association (LINCA) will begin on January 29 and end on February 5, 2014 in Monrovia.

The seminar is under the Liberia National Olympic Committee, LNOC, and being sponsored by Olympic Solidarity of the International Olympic Committee. It is being conducted with the support of the International Cycling Union.

The President of LINCA, Jerry Freeman in an interview yesterday said the seminar will be held at the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Paynesville.

Freeman said, “The techniques of riding and maintaining a bicycle will be taught at the seminar.”

Former British cyclist Richard Shepherd will serve as the trainer, he said. “At the end of the training they will be certificated as cycling coaches.”

He added: “With the coaches, we hope the government will increase its budgetary allotment to the LINCA to decentralize the sport.”

Meanwhile, the LINCA boss extended appreciation to the LNOC for the first-ever technical training and to the Ministry of Youth and Sports for providing the facility to conduct the training.

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