Olympic day 2017 was celebrated in Guinea in the city of Labe on 28 and 29 June. It featured a good number of activities, with an opening ceremony on 28 June featuring three addresses: the welcome address by the Prefect of Labe, the policy message by the representative of the Director of the National Olympic Academy of Guinea, and the opening address by the Governor of Labe Region.
Besides, a training session was organised for youths of Olympic Clubs in Labe, to deepen their knowledge on Olympism. Other edifying papers were presented on this first day, notably: “Olympism: a philosophy” by Souaïbou Fofana of the Guinea Olympic Academy; “Girls’ Empowerment through Sport” by Germaine Manguet, NOC Vice President; “Olympism and Culture” by Dr Gbanace Pogba, adviser to the minister of health. This first day also featured football, basketball, athletics and bowling events. The day continued on 19 June with a race, as well as cycling, karate and motor sports displays.
The celebrations concluded with three other addresses, notably that of the NOC President read by the Vice President, Germaine Manguet, that of the Minister of Sports delivered by the National Sports Director, representing the Minister of Sports and the closing address by the Prefect of Labe.
The Chairman of the ANOCA Athletes’ Commission, Amadou Dia Ba’a attended the three-day Forum with other Africans, including Enee Udong (ANOCA), Kirsty Coventry and Aya Medani (IOC), Kady Kanouté (WADA) and Nadia Cruz (World Olympians Association).
NOC Tunisia (CNOT) is celebrating its 60th anniversary this November 2017 with one week of intense activities dubbed “sixtieth anniversary week.”