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Gidabuday Sports Tourism Foundation (GSTF) is affiliated to Athletics Tanzania (AT), AT is the governing body handling all affairs of running events including track and field and marathons, it was established in 1954 and started sending athletes to the Olympic Games since 1964 Tokyo Games.
Tanzania has only two Olympic Silver Medals won by Filbert Bayi and Suleiman Nyambui in 1980 Moscow Olympics, since then the country has competed and returned home empty handed. Unlike other countries Tanzania lucks high permanent training center – that’s what prompted the need to initiate a plan for High Performance Athletics Training Facility.
Facility’s long term objectives will also be as follows;
  • To promote development of young athletes talents in their own localities and use the Centre as a focal point for athletics development in the country in which the youngsters will be selected from school championship
  • To provide academic and professional training in sports and socioeconomic activities so after their sporting life they are able to be employed
  • To develop an enterprising knowledge and understanding of running and managing business activities among youth.
  • To make the Centre as a tool for preserving youth from involvement in illegal activities like addiction to alcohol, drug abuse and tobacco that has impact in spread of HIV/AIDS.
  • To promote close culture activities with other institutions within and outside the country.
  • To establish a High altitude Centre in the Northern Circuit for promoting emerging talents of which most of the athletes come from.

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