Senegal’s Head of State, Macky Sall, visited the Olympic Museum, Lausanne, while on an official visit to Switzerland from 20 to 22 March 2017, at the invitation of Doris Leuthard Hausin, President of the Swiss Confederation. Inaugurated on 23 June 1993, the museum, which is devoted to Olympic history, often hosts regular and temporary exhibitions on the Olympic and Sports Movement. For Macky Sall, it is a museum which takes the visitor 3,000 years back down the lane of the history of Olympism, pointing out that the IOC “was able to reconstitute the history of world sport through the Olympic Museum.” He moreover recalled that “Senegal is a sport-loving country,” citing some key Senegalese IOC figures like Keba Mbaye, Lamine Diack, Youssouf Ndiaye and Mamadou Diagna Ndiaye. Then, turning to IOC President, Thomas Bach, he said: “I wish, on behalf of all Senegalese, acknowledge your stewardship of the International Olympic Committee.”
The International Olympic Committee recently awarded its “Women and Sport” Trophy for Africa to Lide Anne Ouoba Zoma (Burkina Faso), for her contribution to sport development in her country, especially sports practice by girls.
Senegal hosted a regional workshop on 25 October 2017 on how to protect integrity in sport and address the new form of criminality involving the manipulation of competitions and other threats to integrity in sport.