The President of the Ethiopia basketball Federation, Dr Ashebir Woldegiorgis, was recently elected President of the Ethiopian Olympic Committee (EOC) by the General Assembly of that body. Dr Ashebir, who ran unchallenged, replaces Berhane Kidanemariam who was been in office since 2009. After his election, Dr Woldegiorgis said one of his priorities was to see Ethiopia get a National Olympic Academy, promising to serve with firmness and commitment and thus contribute to the development of sport and Olympism in the country. Sizing up the challenges ahead, the new EOC boss acknowledged he has enormous work to do during this Olympiad, particularly in preparing athletes for the next Olympic Games billed for Tokyo in 2020.
The session also elected two Vice Presidents, Teklewoini Assefa Haglos, current Vice President of the Ethiopian Football Federation and Gebregziabher Gebremariam, Vice President of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation. Tamrat Bekele was on his part elected Secretary-General.
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.