Aug 19, 2014, 10:05 AM
The 1st vice-president of The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) and IOC member, Beatrice Allen, has been appointed chairperson of ANOCA women and Sport (WAS) Commission, Pointsport was reliably informed.
Ms Allen’s appointment to ANOCA’s top post was confirmed recently at a meeting held in Harare, Zimbabwe.
The two-day meeting in Harare, Pointsport understands, was chaired by The Gambia’s IOC member and has created an opportunity for African women and sports commission members to map out strategies for the way forward for women in sports in Africa, especially in the sub-Sahara Africa.
According to reports from Harare, Ms Allen will later proceed to attend the 5th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport to be held in Los Angeles in mid-February.
She is expected to deliver the outcome of the Harare meeting while in the US state of Los Angeles.
Sources close to The Pointsports desk revealed that Ms Allen was elected to head the African Women Commission based on her commitment and dedication to women and sports activities in the IOC movement in Europe and Africa.
Reports went on to indicate that Beatrice was personally recommended by IOC President Dr Jacques Rogge to lead the Harare meeting. She is also expected to present the outcome of the deliberations of that meeting at the conference in Los Angeles.
The GNOC number two, in her capacity as member of the International Olympic Committee, will attend the IOC Youth Olympic winter Games in Innsbruck/Austria.