Feb 4, 2011, 12:53 PM
The award, conferred on her on Friday Night at a ceremony held at the Luxurious Ivoire Hotel in Abidjan during the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Associations of National Olympic Committee of Africa (ANOCA), was in accordance with decree No 67-226 of the 1967 Constitution of the Republic of Ivory Coast.
The award was presented to Beatrice Allen by the Ivorian Minister of Youth, Sports and Leisure, Honorable Alain Lobognon, on behalf of his Excellency Alassane Ouattara, president of the Republic of Ivory Coast.
Presenting the Award, Sports Minister Alain Lobognon hailed Beatrice Allen for her outstanding contribution to the development of African Sports.
“You have championed the cause of African Sports since you came into the IOC and we are proud of you for uplifting African Sports to another level. We wish you were an Ivorian,” confessed Sports Minister Alain Lobognon.