Doha, 6 November 2019 - The foremost Asian high-performance sporting institutes are meeting in Qatar for the 4th ‘Association of Sports Institutes in Asia’ (ASIA) congress which begins today and runs until November 7 at the world renowned Aspire Academy.
The founding members namely, Aspire Academy (Qatar), Hong Kong Sports Institute, Japan Sport Council and Singapore Sport Institute will spearhead the congress at which will bring together the leading international and regional sports performance practitioners to share insights and generate discussion on the topics that include: transitioning athletes from Youth to Senior, developing High Performance environments and implementation of sports technology, research and innovation into performance programmes.
Aspire Academy Deputy Director General and Chairman of the 4th ASIA Congress, Ali Salem Afifa welcomed the guests.
“As Asia continues to make history in the sporting arena, it is timely that we encourage discussions and sharing around the development of a high performance environment for aspiring athletes and the programme of this congress should stimulate new ideas as well as time to reflect on pertinent,” he said.
The Association of Sports Institutes in Asia (ASIA) is a non-profit-making non-government organisation and is a representative body of high-performance sports institutes in Asia.
ASIA was founded in 2015 with the vision to build a vibrant and active community of sports institutes by combining forces between its member organisations.
The association envisions a vibrant and active community of all Asian countries, collaborating towards a stronger sporting Asia performance based on sound practices, with respect and openness. ASIA seeks to make connections with Asian countries on the foundation of high-performance development to support the sporting ambitions of each member. ASIA has currently 15 members including its founders Aspire Academy, the Japan Sports Council, Singapore Sports Institute and Hong Kong Sports Institute.
Besides international speakers from the US, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia, the event also features speakers from Aspire Academy, the event hosts.