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.
A sports administration course was organised for coaches in Bangui, Central African Republic, from 25 to 29 September 2017. The training focused on good governance principles in sports organisations, ethical values and principles
The Ghana Volleyball Federation, in partnership with the Ghana Olympic Committee and Olympic Solidarity has, since 13 September, been organising a capacity building training course for 33 coaches of the country in Accra.