Pakistan Olympic Association holds first virtual session
The Pakistan Olympic Association (POA), under the direction of its President Lt Gen (r) Syed Arif Hasan, has initiated the virtual meetings and services in wake of the prevailing situation due to the COVID-19. The first virtual session of the POA was held on May 12, 2020 in which various representatives of National Sports Federations, Provincial Olympic Associations, Departments and Muhammad Inam Butt (POA Athletes Commission) participated. During the meeting, efforts of the Karachi Sports Forum to help the affected sports personnel during the coronavirus crisis were applauded. The attendees recognised the need to hold deliberations and discussions through the virtual platform. The session concluded by creating a working group to monitor and formulate the training processes for athletes during the course of social distancing and further urged the sports community of Pakistan to develop strategies to reduce the risks during sporting activities as has been advised by the International Olympic Committee.