The incumbent President of the Algeria Olympic Committee (COA), Mustapha Berraf, was recently re-elected for another four-year tenure at the helm of this institution during the General Assembly at the COA headquarters, Algiers, on 27 May 2017. After his re-election, Mustapha Berraf was congratulated by the Presidents of the IOC, Thomas Bach and ANOCA, Lassana Palenfo.
The new COA Executive Bureau for the 2017-2020 quadrennial is composed as follows:
President: Mustapha Berraf
Representatives of Olympic Federations
Larbi Abdellaoui (weightlifting)
Mohamed-Hakim Boughadou (swimming)
Rabah Chebah associated wrestling)
Chérif Derkaoui (table tennis)
Mabrouk Kerboua (cycling)
Nabil Sadi (boxing, member of outgoing Executive Bureau)
Ali Slimani (basketball)
Messaoud Zoubiri (badminton)
Representatives of non-Olympic Federations /Members of outgoing Executive Bureau:
Amar Brahmia (member of outgoing Executive Bureau)
Abderrahmane Hamad (member of outgoing Executive Bureau)
Abdelhafid Izem (school sports, member of outgoing Executive Bureau)
Mohamed Meridja (member of outgoing Executive Bureau)
Representatives of women’s sport:
It should be noted that during the first meeting of the new Executive Bureau chaired by President Berraf at the COA headquarters in Ben Aknoun, Olympic 1500m women’s champion, Nouria Benida-Merah, was appointed Vice President of the body. Hassiba Boulmerka on her part is the new Chairlady of the women and sports Commission while high jump bronze medallist at the 2000 OGs in Sydney, Abderrahmane Hammad, was appointed to head the Athletes’ Commission.
The Nyanza Olympafrica Centre recently hosted a sport administration training course for 107 refugees. The training drew participants from six camps, who were trained to train other refugees in their respective camps.
The Malawi Olympic Committee organised a festival dubbed “Summer Games” at the Lilongwe Olympafrica Centre from 25 to 28 August 2017. The event featured the following sports disciplines: football, lawn tennis, athletics, judo, netball and archery.