As the countdown to the 3rd African Youth Games, Algiers 2018, narrows down, an ANOCA-AASC-COJAJ joint meeting was held on 24 and 25 May 2017 in Algiers. On that occasion, participants sought mainly to take stock of the progress of preparations and inspect venues scheduled to host the event. The meeting was initiated by ANOCA, AASC, NOC Algeria and the Algerian Ministry of Sports. Technical delegates and representatives of International Federations and African Sports Confederations were on hand to inspect sports and accommodation as well as catering facilities. Besides these site inspection tours, participants also reviewed the COJAJ progress report, the reports of the commissions and the venues and facilities inspection mission report. An in-depth scrutiny of the general and technical regulations was also made, together with procedures for qualifiers at the level of continental sports Confederations.
The 3rd African Youth Games are billed for Algiers from 17 to 27 July 2018.
Led by President Lassana Palenfo, participants in the 34th seminar for Secretaries General of African NOCs were on an inspection tour of one of the competition venues of the maiden Africa Beach Games on Saturd
After the paper by Rodney Swigelaar (WADA Africa) there was unanimity as to the absolute need for NOCs to work in close collaboration with their Governments on the issue.