The incumbent President of NOC Benin, Julien Minavoa, was re-elected on 11 March 2017 during the General Assembly of the institution in Cotonou. Unchallenged after the President of the shooting Federation, Paul Zinsou, threw in the towel, Minavoa sailed through with relative ease. He is already looking to the future with optimism: “We are currently taking some measures which, if properly implemented, may perhaps enable us harvest a medal in 8, 12 or even 16 years. What we can hope for is to start getting a feel of African podiums. That is where we should start before thinking of a higher level, gradually. An Olympic medal is won with hard effort; it is won after several years of preparation. This does not mean there is nothing like chance. But that is very complicated,” Julien Minavoa declared.
The session also elected Jean Claude Talon, Celestine Adjanohoun and Léa Guillaume as Vice presidents, while Fernando Hessou and Germain Loko were elected Secretary-General and Treasurer respectively.
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.