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THEORY TOACTIONOLYMPIC REVIEWLOOKS AT TWO CASE STUDIES THAT DEMONSTRATE HOW THE IOC IS INVESTING TIME AND RESOURCES TO REACH ITS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GOALS40OLYMPIC REVIEWCASE STUDIESThe IOC's commitment to using sport as a toolfor community development is clear andsincerely held. However, actions speak louderthan words and proof of the importance that theMovement places on its aims in this area is bestillustrated by the examples around the world where theIOC is putting its philosophy into practice. The projectsin Lusaka, Zambia and Isla Fuerte, Colombia may differstarkly in terms of size and resources, but both illustratehow, working in partnership with NOCs, IFs and otherlocal organisations, the IOC can use sport to make areal and lasting difference to the lives of localpopulations. This is particularly relevant for youngsterswho otherwise may have never been offered the chance to improve their education and develop theskills, which are essential to embarking on successfulcareers later in life.RightTheOlympic YouthDevelopmentCentre in Lusakawas inauguratedin May 2010

OLYMPIC REVIEW41CASE STUDIESthrough sport and the values of Olympism. Not only willits state-of-the-art facilities develop sport in Zambiaand the entire sub-Saharan region, it will also offer awide range of educational programmes, health services(medical, opthalmic and dental care) and communityactivities to improve the quality of everyday life in acountry ravaged by HIV, poverty, crime andunemployment."Sport strengthens the body and the mind," IOC President Jacques Rogge says, adding that itintegrates people into society and teaches them torespect the rules of the referee. "It brings hope, itbrings dreams, it brings joy. And for the nation, it allowsfor identification and a lot of pride. That's the reasonwhy we built this centre."Rogge conceived Sports for Hope in 2005 as aninnovative way to serve underprivileged youth in ?SPORTS FORHOPETHE OLYMPIC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTRE IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, IS THE FLAGSHIP PROJECT IN THE IOC'S SPORTS FOR HOPE PROGRAMME. KAREN ROSENREPORTS ON THE IMPACT IT IS ALREADY HAVING ON THE COUNTRY'S YOUNG PEOPLEMofya Yamba has a basketball court all tohimself as he dribbles, launches his bodyskyward and smoothly makes a lay-up inthe early morning sun. It is Inauguration Day for theOlympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) in Zambia,and Yamba is practising his moves in preparation for anexhibition game. The size of the facility has taken the17-year-old by surprise. Used to seeing only onebasketball court at other sports centres, here he hasalready counted six with brand-new backboards - andthere's an indoor court as well. "I've never played onanything like this," Yamba says. "For us, this is hope.They're kind of saving our lives with this."That's truly the mission of the complex on theoutskirts of Zambia's capital city, Lusaka. The pilotproject in the International Olympic Committee's Sportsfor Hope programme, the OYDC aims to transform lives