Starting this Sunday the first Olympic Training Centre will traditionally take place in Mittersill.
Last year 460 athletes took part in the OTC “Going for Gold” in Austria representing 34 nations.
In charge for the OTCs this season is new elected Sports Director Alexander Jatskevich. He replaces one of the functions of former Head of Sports Directors Densign White who was responsible for the OTCs since the beginning in 2010.
The OTC rules changed slightly this year. Athletes from the 4th to 80th position on the IJF World Ranking can claim a supported position. Only athletes in the top 80 will be accepted on the „first come – first served“ bases. Deadline for Mittersill has passed and athletes have already been awarded their support.
The top 3 is traditionally protected.
Read more on the OTCs of this year.