Nov 12, 2015, 4:13 PM
The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) successfully ended a four-day medical course at the Djeliba Hotel in Kololi where 13 participants from various medical institutions participated from 2 to 5 July 2012.
Speaking at the closing session, Alhagie A. Coker, programme coordinator, highlighted the significance of the training.
Mr Coker said the medical committee would work collectively in ensuring that athletes are properly cared for.
He however urged all associations to form a medical team to ensure a maximum representation of all clubs in the country.
At the end of the training, the GNOC medical team formed a sports medical association.
Samba Bah, chairman of the GNOC medical committee, said that during the training, they were able to review the basic code of the international Olympic.
He said they looked at topics such as at diet nutrition in sports, causes of injuries and their solutions and other medical aspects.
They also looked at the sociological aspect in sport to referees, athletes and coaches, which they deemed significant in the sporting course.
Bah highlighted the importance of “professional limitation”, which, if honoured, will help them to achieve their goals.
He further emphasised the significance of the GNOC having a sport medical section as a step towards the achievement of sports medical department in the country.
GNOC president Alhagie Momodou Dibba congratulated the participants and urged them to work closely with the medical committee.
On behalf of the GNOC bureau, he assured the participants of the GNOC’s support.
Dibba highlighted the significance of medicine in sport, whilst urging them to make the association an active one.
On behalf of the National Sports Council, he also urged the participants to ensure the athletes are fit and healthy as they need rehabilitation when injured.
At the end of the course, certificates were presented to all participants.