A coordination meeting bringing together ANOCA, the Association of African Sports Confederations (AASC), the Algeria Olympic Committee (COA) and representatives of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Algeria, was held on 5 and 6 January 2018 in Cairo, Egypt. It was chaired by Mustapha Berraf, 1st Vice President of ANOCA and President of COA. The meeting sought to size up preparations for the 3rd African Youth Games billed for Algiers from 19 to 28 July 2018, and participants reviewed such details as accommodation, transport of delegations and the sports programme. “The meeting afforded us an opportunity to gauge the level of preparedness for the AYGs 2018, assess the current situation, address all obstacles and discuss the implementation of the general programme with different schedules,” said Mustapha Berraf.
It was also decided that a meeting of Chef de missions to the games shall be convened on 28, 29 and 30 January in Algiers. While in Algiers, the Chefs de missions will have to assess the ground covered so far by COJAC AYGs – 2018. That meeting shall be preceded by a joint meeting of ANOCA, COA and AASC on 26 and 27 January.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved plans to target African National Olympic Committees (NOCs) as potential host cities of the fourth edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2022.
Following a vote of confidence from all members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Athletes’ Commission (AC), Zimbabwean Olympic swimmer Kirsty Coventry was officially appointed by the IOC President as the Commission’s chair during a joint meeting between the IOC Executive Board and Athletes’ Commission in PyeongChang.