The Gambia National Olympic Committee GNOC, is among NOCs currently attending a two day quadrennial General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA). The last meeting nearer to this kind in the ANOCA family, was successfully hosted in
The executive he heads made some modest achievements that could stand them in good stead for another mandate such as the staging of U-18 ANOCA Zonal Games, which were staged at all the zones of the continent.
However, an internal feud plagued it for much of its tenure. Its secretary-general, Angolan, Gustavo Dias Vaz Da Conceicao, opted out of the association because he could not get along with Palenfo.
The meeting also came at a crucial time for some major reasons. More critical is the fact that ANOCA is being tipped to take over the management of
SCSA has lost relevance; apparently because the institution has been usurped by governments across the continent. It has been dogged by deep financial crises. It also lacks the capacity to secure funding from the IOC.
On its part, the IOC appears unwilling to support any body that is wholly managed by Government.
Ironically, it is only in
On the other hand, the IOC has confirmed that the seven sports seeking to either rejoin the Olympic programme, and those with fresh applications, will also be in attendance in
They include baseball, golf, karate, roller sports, rugby and softball. They are all vying for the two programme slots at the 2016 Games.
The congress kick start yesterday and will end today , Tuesday July 7 2009.