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Gambian delegation arrives at Rio Olympics Games

Aug 3, 2016, 11:32 AM | Article By: Namory Trawally GNOC information assistant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

After four days of hectic journey, the Gambia Sporting delegation at the 2016 Olympic Games arrived in Rio De Janeiro around 3.00a.m. Brazilian time, 6.00a.m. GMT on Tuesday 2 August.

The team, which left Banjul on Saturday 30 July, had a rocky journey due to unfavourable bookings combined with long flight delays.

The delegation comprises Modou Demba, GNOC Development officer and team leader, Alhagie Dodou Capi Joof of Gambia Athletics Association, Mariama Sallah Saine, athletics coach, Arfang Y. Jobe, swimming coach, athletics Adama Jammeh and Gina Bass, swimmer Pap D. Jonga, and Namory Trawally, GNOC information assistant who serves as press attaché to the Gambia team at the Games.

The delegation was received at the Rio International Airport by the Gambian Chef De Mission (CDM) to the Games, Haruna Cham.

The delegation is lodged at the Apartment 7 of floor 11 of the Olympic Village situated at the Olympic Park in Rio.

Gambian Judoka Faye Alex Njie and his coach Victor will join the team on Thursday 4 August 2016.

Meanwhile the Gambia team was expected to be accorded a welcoming ceremony yesterday Tuesday.