Podium Performance Programme
The Podium Performance Programme was launched in 2015 after the Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 to be part of the regional Podium Performance Programme (PPP).
The Podium Performance Programme (PPP) aims at providing Zambian high performance athletes with opportunities to enable them enhance their performance in training and competition. The PPP provides support services to athletes with the potential to win medals at major competitions including the Olympic Games. The Programme is based on seven elements of high performance sport such as talent development, training, competition, sport science, capacity development, competition and financial support.
PPP focuses on three sports which include athletics, boxing and judo, in which the country has athletes with potential to win medals in major competitions.
There are two categories of athletes. These are, elite and excellence categories, respectively. There are currently 3 elite athletes and over 30 excellence athletes on the programme. These athletes train from the National Centre of Excellency for Sport, the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) and in other towns across Zambia.