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.
Abuja, 2 August 2017: the International Olympic Committee has officially approved the idea of making the African Youth Games a qualifying event for for the 2018 summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. In a correspondence dated 26 July 2017, IOC President, Thomas Bach, notified ANOCA of the body’s decision. According to the IOC, the… Read More »