In their effort to clinch an Olympic medal probably by 2024 or 2028, Seychelles has opened a new Olympic medal house to boost their confidence in achieving the quest.
The country’s Minister of Sport, Mr. Marie – Celine Zialor while giving her remark on the opening ceremony said: “Today is momentous for the sports community and not only for SOCGA. The development of sports is based on a collaborative effort and this is why we must work together to achieve our goals”.
In November 2021, Seychelles had launched an imitative which is established to identify talent and then supports athletes with training and international exposure at high-level competition as they aim at bringing to the country their first Olympic medal.
The Olympic house is situated in the central Mahe district of Roche Caiman that is between the Stad Linite Medical Centre and Nature, Seychelles Headquarters.
The house is built with the capacity to serve dual functions such as, as a place where sports federations can conduct their meetings and conferences.
A research center was also made available in the Olympic house where all memorabilia and other Olympic activities are going to be displayed and a mini hall that can contain up to 60 individuals in case of meetings or any other events.
Construction of the Olympic house began in 2020 after the SOCGA had spent 10 years of existence. SOCGA was mainly created to raise funds to finance the project.
The Seychelles OLYMPIC House is estimated to cost SCR 5.4 million ($267,000). The international Committee and Olympic Committee Association supported the project with $100,000 and the government donated the plot of land where the building was erected. The rest of the funds were produced by the SOCGA.