2 February 2013

Morocco: Athlete Training Center in Benslimane - Royal Resolve to Promote the Sports Sector

Benslimane, 02 — By dedicating this Saturday a regional athlete training center in Benslimane, H.M. King Mohammed VI is giving a strong impetus to the sports sector, a vector of social integration and coherence and lasting development.

The center will train young promising athletes and will generalize the practice of athletics and the training of top level athletes able to make importance performances.

Extending over some 7 hectares, the new center is part of efforts meant to improve and reinforce sports facilities, particularly those dedicated to athletics.

Carried out with a cost of over 3.5 million, this sports facility comprises a training center, dormitories with a capacity of 40 athletes, a six-lane track with synthetic flooring, a warming up track, an internal grassed ring, jumps and throw areas and seats rows.

It is part of the program to develop track and field facilities, for which a budget of 578 million DH was allocated. Under this program, the Moroccan royal athletics federation will carry out the Mohammed VI international athletics academy in Ifrane, five regional athletes training centers, a medical-sport center in Rabat and 21 synthetic-flooring tracks nationwide.

The program is meant to promote socio-sports equipment in various Moroccan regions in order to secure a proximity training to young promising athletes and trainees in various athletics specialties.

The project will undoubtedly help the province become an incubator of athletes and high-level competence able to represent Morocco during international sports events. It is a project that places the human element at the core of the lasting development process.

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