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 character and achievement of the Olympic Movement, strengthening the Olympic Movement through quality coaching and governance, sports promotion, community ethics and assistance to sports administrators and leaders in all fields. Organised by the Central African National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSCA), with financial assistance from Olympic Solidarity, the training session brought together about a score of sports cadres. The course content dealt with aspects like the Olympic Movement, Olympic values, sports management, preparation of elite athletes and the selection of the Olympic Games team as well as its missions. The chargé de mission for sport at the Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Sports Development, Martin Bayani, who opened the training, said that the government of the Central African Republic has made sport a priority in its policy. He also underscored that sport is a vector of social cohesion. Martin Bayani further urged participants to get a good grasp of the tools and know-how they have acquired to develop sport in the country.
CNOSCA President, Gilles Gilbert Gresenguet, on his part noted that it is traditional for his institution to organise such training for its members. He also thanked Olympic Solidarity for its support. Besides, Gilles Gilbert Gresenguet called on all participants to pay all necessary attention to all topics that will be developed by the facilitators and to interact in the interest of sport in the country.
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The President of the Republic of Cape Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, was at the NOC Cape Verde headquarters on 6 December 2018.